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Easy DIY Cone Christmas Trees (From A Dollar Tree Mop Head)

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If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to add some holiday cheer to your home, you’ll love these DIY cone Christmas trees…

Made from Dollar Tree mop heads, these trees are simple and fun to make, and they add a touch of whimsy to any room.

So grab some materials and get started – these adorable trees will be ready in no time!

DIY cone Christmas trees on stand

I’m sharing these DIY cone Christmas trees as part of this month’s Thrifty Style Team’s challenge. 

There are 12 home decor bloggers all sharing thrifty Christmas crafts and home decorating ideas.

You can check out all the festive holiday projects with the links at the end of this post. 

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I had so much fun creating these cone Christmas trees.

They are made from a Dollar Tree mop head so they are really budget-friendly – perfect for crafters on a budget.

Plus, you can make so many trees in all different shapes and sizes with one mop.

I’m using leftovers from these gnome Christmas ornaments.

While I decided to keep them super simple with a winter look, you can decorate the trees however you like. 

So read on for instructions on how to make your own! 

Supplies Needed For Cone Christmas Trees 

supplies for cone trees

1. Cut Your Poster Board

Start by cutting your poster board to the size that you want.

Simply fold the upper corner of the poster board with the other end and overlap it. 

making cone from poster board

The bottom will be uneven, but you can use your scissors to cut it even for the bottom of the cone.

I made 3 different size cones so I could stagger them.

cone from poster board

2. Cut Mop Strings

Use your fabric scissors to cut mop strings right below the black base of the mop head.

I’m not sure how many I used, but it’s easier to cut a bunch to save time.

3. Hot Glue Mop Strings to Cones

Next up, you want to glue the mop strings to the cone.

It’s easiest to start at the top of the cone and work your way down.

You really don’t need much glue.

Add a drop at the top and bottom of each string.

mop head yarn on cone

4. Fill the Cone With Scrap Paper

Since the cone is hollow, you need to fill it with any scrap paper or newspaper that you have on hand.

I had a bunch of the brown wrap that comes in boxes.

Just crumble it up and place it inside the cone.

This will make it easier to secure the wood stick.

5. Attach the Wood Stem

If you use foam cones you can simply add a drop of hot glue to the end of your stick and push the stick into the foam.

wood sticks

With poster board and paper, you will need to secure the stick with extra hot glue added to the paper and side of the stick as well.

I found one foam cone in my stash, so I used both.

placing stick in foam

6. Cut Hole in Wood Base  

Use a craft knife to cut a hole in the wood base.  

cut hole in wood base

7. Secure Wood Stick in Base  

Use your hot glue gun to secure the tree stick into the base.

You need to hold it for a minute or so until it sets.

securing wood stick into base

8. Add Mod Podge and Glitter 

Use a foam brush to brush mod podge around the mop head tree.

Slowly pour glitter around the cone trees until you are happy with the coverage.

cone tree with mod podge and glitter

I chose to just add it sparingly, as I really wanted to create more of a winter tree. 

adding glitter to trees

9. Attach Glitter Deer to Base  

To give a little bit of added texture and dimension, I hot glued a pretty colorful glitter deer to the base.

I found a pack of 3 at Hobby Lobby for just a couple of dollars – on sale of course! 

glitter deer

Decorate With Your Cone Christmas Trees

Now for the fun part…decorating with your pretty cone Christmas trees!

Use them in vignettes as I show here:

Add them to shelves or a bookcase:

DIY cone Christmas trees on shelf

christmas cone trees pin collage with text

Cone Christmas Trees DIY

There are so many ways you can decorate with these cone trees.

And, you can’t beat the price! You can make several of these cuties for just a few dollars.

dollar tree mop head cone trees

I hope you will visit the talented bloggers below to see their beautiful home styling ideas. 

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Monday 20th of December 2021

This is seriously the cutest! And with the cost of rope and twine these days, these was such a clever alternative. Merry Christmas!

Brittis Maria

Wednesday 15th of December 2021

It’s amazing that you found most of your craft items at dollar store.

Libbie Burling

Tuesday 14th of December 2021

What a CUTE idea! Pinned for my annual craft party next week!

Rosemary Palmer

Tuesday 14th of December 2021

So cute - I've seen them with heavy yarn and thought how wintry looking. I might even like them after Christmas.

Susan Stevenson

Tuesday 14th of December 2021

These are so cute and easy to make! Thanks for the great tutorial!

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