Sunday, November 24, 2013

Swirls on Clear Plastic Cone Trees

I'm sure you've seen the clear plastic cones in the doll section at AC Moore. You can get them for 99 cents if you have a coupon and I consider that a good deal. I've always wanted to do a holiday project using them. My first try at creating something using the clear plastic cone was a disaster.  I love the look of swirls especially if they are glittery swirls.  I had the idea of putting lots of glitter glue swirls on these clear plastic cones. What a fabulous idea, I thought. Needless to say this idea bombed. The dried glitter glue swirls lifted right up from the plastic. And glitter paint didn't work either.  The paint did adhered to the plastic, but was too light to see and I didn't want to put on coat after coat.

I did, however, find quick and easy ways to get the look I wanted.  One:  Use Jolee's  Dimensional Stickers.   Just press them on randomly.

    These stickers do better on flat surfaces.  But I like the raised dimensional look and feel.

Two:  Add Creatology Swirl Designer Foam: 

The swirls have to be cut out from the stick-on foam sheet and applied.  I could believe it when I bought 6 sheets for 99 cents on clearance.  Unfortunately, the pack is no longer available at Michaels.

and Three:  Do it yourself foam swirl cutouts!

 Find a pattern you like, and cut it out using the stick-on glitter foam sheets.

 My favorite by far!

Stick-on glitter foam sheets are available at Michaels in a variety of glitter colors.  Choose a pattern you like, cut it out and place on the plastic cones.  This material has great adhesion too. So simple!

What a glam and festive way to decorate for the holidays! 

Place a group on top of glass holders for that elegant and sophisticated look. . .

 Fun, quick and easy!  And oh so glamorous!


Happy Holiday Crafting!


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  1. Love this idea! very clever and unique!- they look great on the glass stands! I wonder if theres a way to put a light inside?

  2. Thanks for telling about the glitter foam sheets. I love the shiny swirls and the glass stands make them so elegant.

  3. Love these, very creative and unique :)

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays ...

    1. Thanks again for linking up, featuring and pinning your post this week on the blog hop :)

  4. They're gorgeous! I have never seen clear cones before I will be keeping an eye out very cool

  5. Oh my gosh! Those are the prettiest cone trees I have ever seen! I can't believe you didn't do a purple one though! LOL!

  6. Hi and wow I love these for the holidays! I saw it on katie with an e. Julie at

  7. Wow! These trees are sooo pretty. You're so clever Gail. I've never seen clear cones either. I love these!

  8. You're a genius! they look beautiful.

  9. These are so pretty.
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  10. These are all so beautiful. What a clever idea. Thanks for linking to Insprie Me. Hugs, Marty

  11. What a great idea and so beautiful! We've featured you on BeBetsy Brag About It No.32 - so check it out and thanks so much for sharing with us.

    Best to you,
    Sharon and Denise

  12. "If at first you don't succeed..." Love them!
    Joan @

  13. These are beautiful! Creative idea! Would love for you to share at Simple & Sweet Fridays this week!

  14. Looks really beautiful. Want to know how to make it! deck construction company


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