I used a foam cone (4 7/8 x 17 7/8 in), some burlap ribbon that I had on hand, and t shaped pins to make this.
I want to stress that I would not have used the pins if there was any possibility of a child coming in contact with this tree. If you have children, I suggest using glue and a cardboard base instead.
The foam cone was pricey at the craft store. I made sure to have a coupon along with me.
First I wrapped one piece of the burlap ribbon around the base of the foam cone so that no white would show.
I cut the pieces of burlap ribbon about 7 to 8 inches long. My ribbon was too wide, so I also cut each piece lengthwise.
I twisted each strip into a cone shape and pinned it to the foam. I put the pin as high as possible to make it easier for the next layer to cover.
When I had worked my way from the bottom to the top row, I made a little cone shaped "hat" for the top. I stitched it with a piece of twine so that no pins would show on the top.
Here it is sitting on a mercury glass cake pedestal.
One more thing ready for Christmas decorating!!!
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