Before I tell you all about Christmas Cone Trees and Cone Tree Templates, let me just say that yesterday evening was a rough one around here! I spilled a full glass of water all over my laptop! My town completely lost power for a few hours! And I found out (the hard way) that my 3 year old is seriously fearful of blackouts! It was not a smooth evening around these parts.
It turns out after draining the water out of my laptop (tilting it to the side immediately after the spill) and patting it down with paper towels, it seems to be operational this morning. Well, sorta operational! I did have to plug in a USB mouse and USB keyboard, because one of the keys on the keyboard seems to be pressed permanently now, but this trick fixed it. For now! I also placed the laptop under a strong fan throughout the night. From what Mr. Google tells me, I should have disconnected it further… popping off various components and letting it air-dry for a few days. I’m shocked (and very pleased) that the damage seems to be very minimal in nature. My guess is that since I tipped it over to its side literally 1 second after the spill, I’m hoping that 99%+ of the water escaped the unit and didn’t really damage the hardware. My fingers are crossed! 🙂
The blackout only lasted about 3 hours, but Sophia apparently is terrified of blackouts and spent a lot of time cuddled on the couch in fear! Interestingly, Charlotte (16 months) loved the blackout- she was intrigued by the darkness and was entertaining herself by simply walking into the dark rooms! Ha! Anyway, we took the kids out and gave them a treat- dinner at McDonald’s! By the time, we got back home, power was back! Whew! What a huge relief! Now on to making these adorable Christmas Cone Trees!
Over the next few days, I will be sharing with you several different ways of customizing those super cute DIY Christmas Tree Cones, and so in this post today, I thought it would be appropriate to start with the basic printable template, along with a set of trees made out of pretty scrapbook paper. It’s really so simple to cut out the right shape out of cardboard, card stock or even basic printer paper. Fold it into a cone shape and then wrap and decorate to your heart’s content. Simple & pretty!
Christmas Cone Tree Template
- Scrapbook Paper
- Christmas Cone Tree Template
- Glue stick
Cut out the Christmas Cone Tree Template. Click on the image below, print it out and cut it out of thicker paper, card stock or cardboard. Even printer paper would work!
Fold it up to form a cone. Using glue, adhere the edges together to hold the cone shape together.
Wrap it in various pretty scrapbook papers in complementary colors and patterns!
If you are looking for other fun Christmas crafts, be sure to check out:
DIY Mini Wreaths from Shower Rings
Red Reindeer Christmas Wreath