Valentines Day is nearing the corner and I wanted to share a fun and easy decor idea for your desk, vanity or mantle. Decorative foam cone trees are a great way to be creative by using any type of texture and design something that looks unique and professional while being frugal.
You can find foam cones in the floral department of most craft stores. I bought mine at Michaels. I like that they have different height choices.
Here is a link to foam cone trees on the Michaels website.
The foam cone brand sold at Michaels is Floracraft. They are an American based manufacturer located in Michigan. Their foam is made from recycled plastic, which (according to their website) makes this manufacturer the first and only company to produce this type of floral craft foam.
The foam cone measurement i used for this project is 3.8 inches x 11.9 inches. I enjoyed searching the yarn department for valentine colors. I was hopeful for a pink or other Valentine color yarn with a texture like fluff, fuzz, feathers or leather. I was happy to find this colorful yarn manufactured by loops and threads. The color is called teenage dream.
In the beginning…
I started the project by heating up my glue gun (a portable pink glue gun I bought at micchaels for 3.99 + 30% off).
The glue dried quickly and left hard globs on the foam. This added a separator between the yarn layers.
Not good at all. I had to peel the dried globs from the foam carefully without tearing chunks of the foam off. Instead, it tore chunks of the yarn hairs off.
My sister mentioned this might happen and recommended using a fine tip glue gun instead.
The glue I had in stock was a craft glue by the brand Crafters Square which I purchased at the Dollar Tree. I have used this glue for other crafts I made over the holidays and I’m very pleased with it. I would definitely buy it again.
Layer by Layer we go…
I carefully wrapped the yarn around the base of the cone first. I didn’t glue around the entire surface… instead I used the spot-glue method. I put a spot of glue in 3 places around the circumference of the base of the cone.
I wrapped the foam with the yarn as tightly as I could without ripping through it. I carefully pushed each top layer of the yarn down to touch the layer at the bottom so that the foam would not peak through. I wanted this foam cone tree fully covered with the colorful yarn.
I had to do this with each layer while glue spotting the places that needed it. The yarn weight is a 4 medium which is a pretty thin yarn for the height of the the cone. It took a few hours to carefully wrap, spot glue and push down the yarn to reach to the top of the cone. I did this with break intervals.
I left the yarn on the spool and relaxed the yarn off the spool as needed. I didn’t cut the yarn until I reached the top of the cone.
When it came to covering the top of the cone, I glued the entire surface on the top (it was a small surface) and coiled the yarn to cover the foam underneath.
Here are More Foam Cone Inspirations
- Valentines Day Cone Trees
Knockdown GORGEOUS solid Rhinestone Tree!
Lots of vintage jewels added to this one…
Huge Brooch … front and center.
For the PINK LOVER!
It measures 11 3/4″ tall and the base is 4 1/2″ in diameter.
This is the largest tree that I make!
Lovely to display…anytime! On all my rhinestone trees, I make sure, that the
back is as pretty as the front. That way, you can change the look from time to time!
Hand made and one of a kind.
This sweet Valentine’s tree is a perfectly sweet decoration. Measuring 6 inches tall, 7.5 with the adorable white heart topper.
This sweet Valentine’s tree is a perfectly sweet decoration. Measuring 6 inches tall, 7.5 with the adorable red heart topper.
This sweet Valentine’s tree is a perfectly sweet decoration. Measuring 7 inches tall, 8.5 with the adorable pink heart topper.
❤️Red pink and white striped fabric Rustic Heart topper and Raffia Ribbon
❤️Jute Twine at the base
❤️Each piece of fabric is hand placed
❤️Check out our shop for more tree options as pictured
❤️100% handmade item with love!❤️
The Perfect accent to your rustic farmhouse Valentine decor!
Make your own Valentine Wooly Tree kit! Super fun project for all ages!
Kit includes cone, hand-dyed 100% felted wool strips, pre-cut wool hearts for top, and instructions with picture.
Tree cone measures approx. 7” high by 3” wide (at the base).
Red table top Christmas trees, perfect for your mantle, dining table centerpiece, coffee table and Christmas decor, yarn wrapped foam cone 17” tall
Decorate your home in the hottest trend this season: Velvet!
Add this holiday decor to your mantle, your table, a shelf, or where you want to add a luxurious touch to your home, in the rich look of velvet. They are sturdy, and easy to store. Purchase several sets or additional trees to make a stunning display!
Pink has been a hot trend for me this season!
This listing is a SET of 4 velvet trees, one in each of the following measurements:
Extra Large tree is 6″ diameter at the base by 23″ tall
Large tree is 5″ diameter at the base by 13″ tall
Medium tree is 4″ diameter at the base by 10″ tall
Small tree is 3″ diameter at the base by 6 1/2 ” tall
Valentine’s Day Fushia pink coned tree for tabletop with glitter, hearts and garland and heart topper
A 2.9 inch x 5.8 inch styrofoam cone shape is decorated with 45 Hershey kisses in your choice of: red, silver, green, pink, gold, blue foils, or combination of above colors.
These trees would be great for: Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Baby boy shower, Baby girl shower,wedding, party centerpieces, etc.