FloraCraft Fabric Cone Topiaries

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by Dondi Richardson, FloraCraft

FloraCraft Fabric Cone Topiaries

A festive spin on traditional Christmas trees!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:few hours+dry time

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for the paint.
  • 2
    Paint the wooden skewers and the clay pots Lipstick and set aside to dry.
  • 3
    Cut a 13 inch x 14 inch piece of fabric to cover the 12 inch Styrofoam cone. Cut two 13 inch x 11 inch pieces to cover the 9 inch Styrofoam cones.
  • 4
    Center the fabric square over the cone. Wrap around to the back and temporarily pin in place. Use scissors to trim the extra fabric off, leaving enough to overlap about 1/2 inch.
  • 5
    Secure the fabric with glue along the seam and remove the straight pins. Glue the bottom edge of the fabric to the bottom of the Styrofoam cone. Fold and pleat the fabric neatly at the top and glue in place. Repeat to cover all three Styrofoam cones.
  • 6
    Use the foam cutter or serrated knife to cut the 4 inch Styrofoam balls in half. Set aside one of the halves for a future project. Add a bit of Poly-fil to the bottom of the clay pots. Glue the three 4 inch half balls, cut side up, into the clay pots.
  • 7
    Hold three wood skewers tightly together and apply glue to the bottoms. Insert the three skewers into the foam in the center of the pot being sure they are standing straight. Repeat this step with the other two pots and remaining skewers. Glue the fabric Styrofoam cones onto the top of the skewers.
  • 8
    Tear long strips of fabric and pull a few of the strings from around the edges to give them a frayed look. Tie fabric strips around each of the pots.
  • 9
    Glue buttons and snowflakes to cover the knots in the tied fabric. Glue stacked buttons to the tops of the cones.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:few hours+dry time

Project Supplies

  • •Three of the Main Line Pottery Standard 4 inch Clay Pots
  • •Several Bottles of DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint in Lipstick
  • •Fairfield Processing Poly-fil Fiber
  • •Nicole™ Crafts Iridescent Snowflake Stickers
  • •Blumenthal Lansing Favorite Findings Big Bag of Buttons in White
  • •Loew-Cornell 3 inch Foam Brush
  • •Two FloraCraft 9 inch Styrofoam Cones, One 12 inch Cone & Foam Cutter
  • •Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun
  • •Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks
  • •One Yard of Red and White Polka Dot Fabric and One Yard of Red and White Chevron Fabric, Nine Wooden Skewers, Scissors
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