It’s official! My holiday projects are beginning and I could not be more excited to share them with you! I love simple holiday decor projects. Ways to make my decorations reflective of my style, but quick enough to finish them in an hour or two. Thats where these paper mache cone trees come in. You may remeber these copper splatter painted trees I made a few years ago with paper mache cones. Today, however, I am giving the cone trees a snowy look with the help of a little white paint. These DIY snow dotted cone trees make for the perfect candy colored Christmas!
- Papermache cones (you can find these at the craft store or online at consumercrafts.com)
- Acrylic craft paint in your chosen holiday colors (I used DecoArt Americana in dragon fruit, carousel pink, yellow green, bluegrass green, sea breeze, and Blue Harbor)
- White acrylic craft paint
- Paint brush
Begin by giving your cones a coat or two of craft paint, then let dry.
Next, we are going to paint white snow dots all over the trees similar to my pink snow wrapping paper that you see below the trees. To do this I just slipped the tree onto my hand and then used the back of the paint brush dipped in white paint to dot on various sized “snow flake” dots. The more varied in size and placement the better.
Another option for a sightly different look is to use a small paint brush to add snow brushstrokes to the trees. Or do a combo of both for a pretty assortment.
Once the paint is dry, your cones are ready to display on a mantel, shelf, bar cart, or where ever you need a small does of colorful Christmas cheer.
They also look mighty cute as a table runner. I styled this sweet as candy holiday party with them over at this amazing property here in Austin from rental company called Guest Spaces. The property is know as the Travis Heights treasure and features room for 14 to sleep and has a gorgeous kitchen and pool. Perfect for a family reunion during the holidays or for a girls weekend away! You can see more of the property and book your own weekend away here.