Homemade Christmas Cones

DIY Christmas Cones | Fairhome Road

November brings Christmas decorating at my house! The weekend before Thanksgiving is reserved for putting up the tree and hanging the stockings. With all the changes we have made to our home over the past year – the same old decorations would not do. Of course, I don’t want to spend an arm and a leg on new decor – so clearly… DIY is the answer.

I didn’t have the time to fully jump into a day of DIY, so a project today – a project tomorrow. Today I start with DIY Christmas Cones. You may have seen these all over pinterest if you are an addict like myself. The BEST and EASIEST tutorial I have found for the cone template can be found HERE. {One of my most favorite thing about pinterest is finding new blogs to follow. The Creativity Exchange is one that I hit the subscribe button after 5 minutes of being there… you will too.} Make sure you are using a good thick poster board – you will want them to be sturdy and able to hold whatever you cover them with.

DIY Christmas Cones | Fairhome Road

Anyway – I am always terrible about taking photos as I am doing things but I feel this project is pretty self explanatory. Once you get the shape of the cone down its really up to your own creativity. I smothered two of mine in large flake glitter and those babies look impressive, honestly expensive. The smallest one I made is covered in project felt and the other two in burlap. Easy project – beautiful results! If you have been thinking of tackling this DO IT!

DIY Christmas Cones | Fairhome Road

And honestly – the only reason I get to put these up now is because they don’t HAVE to be for Christmas. They will go perfectly with our holiday decor but I think I will be able to convince my husband into letting me keep these around for awhile.

Project Cost: 
$2.95 – 3 Large Pieces of Poster Board
$.61 – (Glitter The portion of the container I used)
$.97 – Dark Burlap
$.97 – White Burlap
$.23 – Felt
$5.73 – Total Cost
 
 
 
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My Patient Daughter

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The learning process of photography is one that will never end. In most ways that makes me incredibly happy. I have finally found something that I love doing and I get to learn new things all the time… but I also wished I knew everything now (that just pushes me to keep learning I guess). I am excited for the day when I get to look back and see how far I have come.

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Through the initial learning process (which is still IN process) my daughter Vivian has been forced (yes, forced) to be my subject. I am completely AMAZED at how great she has been. She has been patient and calm – these are not words I would have ever thought would be used to describe her.

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It doesn’t hurt that she is incredibly beautiful. I am not biased – she is gorgeous.

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Dan and Steph

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There could be no better family to help debut my photography. Stephanie and I are first cousins and best friends since forever (for real). Born just a few months apart we grew up together, experienced our painful teen years together and now are raising our children just a few miles apart.

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This session was done at their home they share just outside of town.  The buildings they have on their property are almost as beautiful as they are.  I look forward to shooting them again once my skills are more developed.

 
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Oh yeah! Almost forgot (duh) – They are getting married next spring – AND I get to be in the wedding! Baby Ray is so lucky to have these two as her parents.

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Session #1… is a wrap!

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