A Paper Loop Christmas Cone two ways – which is your favorite?

If the Christmas season is making you a little loopy, de-stress tonight with this easy Christmas craft – a Paper Loop Christmas Cone. I know I talk a lot about changing up colors to suit your style, and this Christmas Cone is the perfect example. Designer Patty Schaffer made it two different ways – vintage style with sheet music, and a more vibrant version with Christmas papers. Which one is your favorite?

A pretty paper craft for Christmas decorating -- a Paper Loop Christmas Cone. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Vintage Paper Loop Christmas Cone by Patty Schaffer.

This is an easy Christmas craft! Paper, pins, and a cone of Styrofoam brand foam is all you need. Tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Vibrant Paper Loop Christmas Cone by Patty Schaffer.

To make a Paper Loop Christmas Cone (vintage style), you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 9” x 4” cone
  • Papers: Vintage-style sheet music; patterned papers
  • Beading pins, ¾”
  • Braid, ribbon or other trim, 6” length
  • Large jingle bell
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Tools needed: Scissors

To make a Paper Loop Christmas Cone (vintage style):

1. Cut the sheet music and patterned papers into 4” x ½” strips. Patty’s mix of paper strips was about 2/3 – ¾ vintage sheet music, and the rest cut from the patterned papers.

Detail of an easy Paper Loop Christmas Cone made with vintage sheet music & scrapbook paper.

Patty used three – four strips of music paper for every one strip of printed paper. But you know what I say — mix it up to suit yourself.

2. Bring together the ends of a paper strip, forming a loop. Starting at the bottom of the cone, pin the loop to the cone. Continue pinning paper loops all around the bottom of the cone. Mix up the assorted papers as you go.

3. Start the second row, pinning on the loops so that they are offset from the first row, and cover the pins below.

4. Continue pinning on rows of loops till the cone is covered. For the last row, fold over the loops and pin the ends to the top.

5. Pin and glue the trim around the top of the cone.

6. Glue the jingle bell to the top.

Different ideas for tree toppers for a Paper Loop Christmas Cone. CraftsnCoffee.com

Top off your cone with a jingle bell, a stack of buttons, a star, a snowflake, or?

Here they are side-by-side. The Vibrant Paper Loop Cone is made with three vibrant,  Christmas pattern scrapbook papers, and has a stack of five – six buttons pinned to the top. The tutorial is the same as the one for the Vintage Paper Loop Cone. I hope you’ll take this idea and make it your own!

There are so many ways to make this easy, Paper Loop Christmas Cone. CraftsnCoffee.com

Which one is your favorite?

While you’re making those paper loops, why not make extra for a coordinating Paper Loop Wreath?

Cute Christmas wreath, easy too. Use scrapbook paper for the loops and sparkling balls made with glitter, glue and balls of Styrofoam brand foam.

Paper Loop Christmas Wreath by Kathleen George.

If you’d like to see more of Patty’s paper magic, check out her etsy shop.

I have a fun Friday planned, packed with lots more Christmas tree cones and a celebratory giveaway! I hope to see you tomorrow.

Happy crafting.

Sharon

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7 Responses to A Paper Loop Christmas Cone two ways – which is your favorite?

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  2. Katiria says:

    Hi Sharon, It’s been a while for me. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. I have been snuggling with my new baby daughter but it’s time for me to come out of hibernation and off maternity leave. 😦 My favorite is the Vibrant Paper Loop Cone and the Paper Loop Wreath is pretty too.

    • Sharon says:

      Hi there, Katiria! I wondered how you were doing, and thank you for stopping in and sharing your update. I’m so happy for you and your new little girl. How’s “big brother” doing? I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas season — I bet there will be some pink under the tree! Good luck on your return to work, too. I know that’s not easy. Take care, Sharon

      • Katiria says:

        Big brother is the most excited member of the family! He even used his own birthday money to buy his little sister her first Christmas present and he wrapped it himself. He is more excited about her “opening” her present than he is about his own presents this year!(actually she will drool on it but we will open it for her) 😉

      • Sharon says:

        Aww, that is so sweet! What a nice (and proud) big brother. He’ll be her protector forever! It must make you proud. Enjoy this first Christmas as a family of four. Sharon

  3. LisaM6 says:

    Those are wonderful. I bought some trees last year. This weekend is my youngest time to craft with mom. This will be fun. I can’t wait to start. Great tut. 🙂

    • Sharon says:

      Hooray! I know you’re crazy busy, and hooray that you’ve found time to make special memories this weekend. I bet your trees will be beautiful and you’ll display them for years to come. I’d love to see them, so be sure to share a photo. Thanks so much for stopping by, Lisa. Happy crafting! Sharon

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