Orly Shani puts a glamorous spin on Christmas décor with trees perfect for the mantle all winter long.
DIY Cone Christmas Trees
Home Decor
Seasonal Event:


  • Styrofoam cones
  • Metallic or iridescent craft paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Chunky glitter in metallic or iridescent colors
  • Gloss mod podge
  • Led fairy string lights
  • X-acto knife
  • Marker
  • Craft wood stars
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks


  • Flatback gems


  1. Paint the cones by buffing the paint in with a paintbrush. This may take several coats because the foam will absorb some paint.
  2. While the paint is still wet, sprinkle the glitter on. Allow the paint to dry.
  3. Once dry, seal with mod podge using a paintbrush. Allow to dry.
  4. On the bottom of the cone, trace the battery pack with a marker and cut out a nook for the pack to rest in with an x-acto knife.
  5. Wrap the cone with lights securing with a dab of hot glue every few inches from the bottom downward.
  6. Hide the battery pack in the nook you cut out. Secure with hot glue, but make sure to position so that the on-off switch and battery slot is accessible from the bottom.
  7. If desired, add gems as ornaments. Dab a bit of hot glue in place and set gem on top. Repeat until you’ve decorated the tree as desired.
  8. To add the wooden star topper, cut a popsicle stick into thirds and glue one piece to the back of the wooden craft star.
  9. Shove the popsicle stick into the top of the foam of your cone tree to top.
  10. Place into décor, decorate around as desired and enjoy!

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