A forest of Christmas Cones, and a “thank you” giveaway!

It’s sort of like Christmas morning here with lots of beautiful Christmas trees and presents, too. First, I’m sharing a dozen clever and creative Christmas Cones made by the fabulous and hard-working Make It: Fun® Team. We are so glad to have these talented ladies on the FloraCraft Make It: Fun team! (A note about what goes on behind the scenes: Dow makes STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam, and FloraCraft is the world’s largest fabricator of the foam. They cut the shapes you buy in the store, and add the “Make It: Fun” label.)

Enjoy this forest of Christmas Cones. And read on for more about the giveaway.

Artsy Fartsy Mama: Sequin Tree

Pretty Sequin Christmas Tree by Lindsay over at Artsy Fartsy Mama

Sequin Tree by Lindsay at Artsy Fartsy Mama.


Club Chica Circle: Santa & Elf Hat Candy Jars

Adorable Santa & Elf Hat Candy Jars by Club Chica Circle.

Santa & Elf Hat Candy Jars by Pauline at Club Chica Circle.

Crafting in the Rain: Glitter Foam Trees

Frozen-theme Glitter Foam Trees by Steph at Crafting in the Rain.

Glitter Foam Trees by Steph at Crafting in the Rain.

Create.Craft.Love: Twine & Twig Christmas Ornaments

Twig & Twine Christmas Tree Ornaments by Jill at Create.Craft.Love.

Twig & Twine Christmas Tree Ornaments by Jill at Create.Craft.Love.

Lolly Jane: Wrapping Paper Trees

Awesome Wrapping Paper Trees (easy!) by Lolly Jane.

Wrapping Paper Trees by Lolly Jane.

Love the Day: Colorful Forest of Christmas Trees

Bright & Colorful Forest of Christmas Trees from Lindi at Love the Day.

A Colorful Forest of Christmas Trees from Lindi at Love The Day.

Pink When: Glitter & Gold Christmas Décor

Sparkling, Glitter & Gold Trees by Jen at Pink When.

Glitter & Gold Trees by Jen at Pink When.

Simply Designing: Gold Holiday Tree Décor 

Sparkling Gold Sequin Tree DIY by Ashley at Simply Designing.

Gold Sequin Tree by Ashley at Simply Designing.

Sugar Bee Crafts: Cupcake Liner Trees 

Colorful Cupcake Liner Trees by Mandy at Sugar Bee Crafts.

Cupcake Liner Trees from Mandy at Sugar Bee Crafts.

Tater Tots & Jello: Winter Wonderland Evergreen Trees

Winter Wonderland Evergreen Trees by Jen at Tater Tots & Jello.

Winter Wonderland Evergreen Trees by Jen at Tater Tots & Jello

Uncommon Designs: Snow Globe Christmas Tree

Sweet, Christmas Tree Snow Globe by Trish at Uncommon Designs.

Christmas Tree Snow Globe by Trish at Uncommon Designs.

 733: Money Tree Gift Idea

A Money Tree Gift Idea by Kim at 733 Blog.

Money Tree Gift Idea by Kim at 733.

Now, for the presents under the trees . . . Today’s giveaway celebrates the readers of Crafts ‘n Coffee. Last week, Crafts ‘n Coffee reached a one million milestone – we had one million page views this year! And that’s all because of you! To say “thank you,” I’m giving away three, $50 gift cards to a Jo-Anns, Michaels or Hobby Lobby (winner’s choice). Each winner will also receive a subscription to the newly redesigned Craft Ideas magazine.

How can you win one of these three prizes? Please leave a comment below and tell me what you’re crafting this Christmas. Leave your comment by Thursday, December 18, and I’ll announce the winners on Friday, December 19.

If you enjoy reading Crafts ‘n Coffee, I hope you’ll share us with your crafty friends, and follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram, too.

Thank you all for reading Crafts ‘n Coffee this year!

Happy crafting.


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147 Responses to A forest of Christmas Cones, and a “thank you” giveaway!

  1. Sydney A says:

    I made a new wreath for our door and a table runner to go under our nativity.

  2. Trish Beard says:

    I find your pages so inspirational

  3. I am knitting a scarf and I am trying to put together some camera straps

  4. ann says:

    I am crafting Christmas Cards right now.

  5. Sarah says:

    I’ve made so many things, the biggest being a baby quilt. Currently working on bed tents for my kids; hopefully they’ll get done in time. I think they’ll be the last; I might get some pjs done too…

  6. Trish F says:

    I’m making some personalized subway art signs. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  7. Nancy Hilderbrand says:

    I had planned a baby quilt make homemade candys,and quit potholders

  8. Natalie F says:

    I’m made an advent calendar for my kids. I’m also making a few people handmade Christmas Cards. I love all the ideas here though!

  9. I have been working with my granddaughter teaching her. (I’m not sure what you call it” We take the balloons and dip them in glue let them dry usually done at Easter to make eggs, but we pop the balloon and cut the circle add lights and Santa scenes. She is so proud of what she has made. rudybull@hotmail.com

  10. Katiria says:

    Congratulations on reaching one million page views!!!!!
    This Christmas I am making my own ornament out of a 2x2x2 piece of wood. It was left over from a previous craft in my husbands garage. It’s a little cube and I painted each side a different color and will add my daughters initials and little baby designs to commemorate her birth this year. I’m almost done with it.

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you! You’re one of the reasons why I reached the milestone! So glad you’re still squeezing in a little craft time, too. Happy crafting! Sharon

  11. crafdeeme says:

    I am making stuffed toys for my GRANDs, wreaths for my daughters, and appliqued pillow case dresses for the GRAND Diva and the Baby GRAND, and a matching appliqued shirt for the GRAND Dude, hand pieced and hand quilted doll blankets for a wooden bunk bed my brother is making the girls. I am also working on a mixed media submission to be considered for a state wide tour for the Kentucky Sexual Assault Prevention Association. 🙂 Happy Holidays!!!

  12. Vickie D. says:

    Making wreaths out of sandwich baggies for 5 of my best friends.. so easy & so fun… Merry Christmas my Crafty Friends…:)

  13. diane b says:

    Good Day, I’m crafting pouches, totes, wristlets for the co workers. Jammies for the special girls in the family and I just realized I have no Christmas themed quilt for my own home. So I’ll be shopping the sales to buy Christmas fabric to make one for this house:) Thank you for your generosity.

  14. April Adler says:

    I’m making button trees, they are so cute and festive!

  15. mumbird3 says:

    Sign..no presents this year – broke my leg but as soon as I get out of this and throw away the crutches…..I will be crafting away!!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

  16. arlene says:

    Working on building a tree type stand for my glitter house, plus some redwork, and wire mesh wreaths.

  17. Sue Wilde says:

    Love your blogs! I’m making button letters for my family – I give my granddaughter a decoration every year so that by the time she is 18 she will have a tree full for her own home!

  18. Jeanette Smith says:

    My granddaughter and I are making all kinds of ornaments for the tree. They will be great memories of her every year. I still use the ones my daughter made 20 years ago.

  19. Veronika says:

    I am crafting a snowman out of tin cans! Should be cute 🙂 I’m in love with those glitter trees so I may have to do those too!

  20. Barbara Seidl says:

    I made a 5 foot tall porch pot and a snow man out of a tree my son cut down. Three logs stacked up and a scarf wrapped around. Also, lots of little crafts I do with my daycare kids.

  21. Jessica Weyrowske says:

    Wow, 1 million, congratulations!!

    I just finished redecorating a well-used Little Tykes car into a blinged out Batgirl-mobile for my niece who turned 1 this weekend and now I am working on decorating some 9″ wood letters for my children’s teacher gifts. Wish I had unlimited time to work on all the projects I’ve got lined up!

    • Sharon says:

      The Little Tykes car sounds so cool! That will be a fun gift! I understand the time crunch and I hope you can squeeze it all in! Thanks so much for stopping by today. Sharon

  22. Thanks so much for the feature – love the roundup!!

  23. eileenhull says:

    These are great! Beautiful…

    • Sharon says:

      Thanks, Eileen. We have such a wonderful, creative time and everything they create is beautiful! I’m so glad you enjoyed the round up. Merry Christmas to you! Sharon

  24. Andrea Troutman says:

    I’m making a wreath

  25. Julie says:

    I am doning some sewing this year. Making pillowcases for my grandkids:) Thanks

  26. I put you on my sidebar so I can read your updates. I hope you will come over and follow me back… although your blog is so much nicer than mine.

    • Sharon says:

      I love your blog and your story — I just paged through it all. You create beautiful quilts, and your beautiful personality shines through, too. Thank you for your sweet comment, but really, your blog is wonderful (and so are you!). Sharon

  27. I don’t know which of the cone projects I like best but I do have to say the Christmas Tree Snowglobe with the Gingerbread Men is precious!

    I have been making some baby quilts to put in the truck for the winter. I love to have one on hand should I be in town and spy a woman walking the sidewalk with her baby and no quilt… just a meer blanket to warm them. I love surprising the mom’s this way. 🙂

    • Sharon says:

      Oh my goodness, what a beautiful idea! I am sure that you’re quilting and caring has made a difference in the lives of these women. Thank you for making my day. Sharon

  28. jessica w says:

    I am sewing an advent calendar for our family to keep and reuse each year. Thanks for the chance to enter.

    • Sharon says:

      I love the tradition of advent calendars, and so does my daughter. I know your calendar will be a wonderful keepsake. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Sharon

  29. Janie says:

    I love giving lap quilts for Christmas. Thanks for the giveaway.

  30. Emily C says:

    I’m working on a quilt and some ornaments.

  31. Chris says:

    I made lots of ornaments, tree button ornaments, candy cane pinwheel ornaments and angel yo yo ornaments. Yes I also made 3 quilts.

  32. duchick says:

    I am collecting pine boughs to decorate an outdoor urn on the front porch. I want to add shiny ornaments and ribbons to make it welcoming and pretty. I’d better get it done soon!

  33. Pam says:

    You trees are delightful! I can’t wait until my granddaughter comes to visit next weekend. We are going to make a couple! Thanks for sharing!

  34. Sonja mclane says:

    Great giveaway!!!!!! I often shop at Joanne’s hope to win:-). sonjasmith76@yahoo.com

  35. Lillian Kurowski says:

    You make it all look so easy, at least I want to try them!! Thank you from an “un-crafty” gal!

    • Sharon says:

      You can do this! Absolutely! There’s no right or wrong, as long as it’s fun. I hope you try something this holiday season, and then tell me all about it! Happy crafting! Sharon

  36. Heather S says:

    I am crafting a Bucilla stocking for my daughter! 🙂

  37. Debbie Gorgone says:


  38. Debbie Gorgone says:

    Decorated Lighted Glass Christmas Blocks, Silky Infinity Scarves, & Crocheted Baby Hats.

  39. I made a gingerbread man advent calendar

  40. Barbara Hodges says:

    As I’ve recently been diagnosed with and treated for Breast Cancer, this Christmas, I am starting a year long project to create new Christmas memories for my daughters. I am making them all manner of decorations for their own Christmas trees, balls, felt creations, stars, handmade stockings, topiary trees, snowmen etc so that, if ever there comes a time when I can’t be with them, they’ll know that I am there in spirit and am thinking of them, loving them always. I hope my creations will be handed on to their children as family heirlooms. I intend to gift my creations to them for Christmas 2015 so I am getting an early start!

  41. Dawn Jones says:

    I am not actually sewing for Christmas, but I am currently working on ferret bedding, and I’m hoping to start my first quilt. Have a great day!

  42. Patty says:

    I am making snow princess’s for my grand daughters. I am also going to make a ninja snowman for my grandson! So much fun!!!

  43. cindyzs/freespiritczs says:

    Sharon, wow congrats to you on such a milestone!! 🙂 may you get another million 🙂 i am NOT crafting this year do to budget restrictions (zero $$) and being ill and not able to. hoping next year will be better. would love to still be considered for the giveaway…it would sure help me out! 🙂 Merry Christmas and happy New Year to you and yours!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you for your kind words. I wish you a very Merry Christmas, and may the New Year bring you good health and lots of crafting adventures! Take care, Sharon

  44. Jackie T. says:

    I am making jewelry rolls, an apron, and t-shirts with iron-on vinyl.

  45. amy says:

    I’m making a quilt and some holiday placemats!
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  46. wowilikethat1 says:

    Awww what a great list of tree projects. Thanks for putting this together. I’m going to try my hand at making something. Thanks for the giveaway too and the chance to win. I’ve also shared your giveaway on my Giveaway List for sewers & crafters at wowilikethat.com. Thanks again. (debbie at wowilikethat dot com)

  47. Angie Dyer says:

    Great Christmas and winter ideas! Love trying new craft ideas and I appreciate the easy to follow directions too!

  48. Ashley R says:

    I’m making a growth chart for our family.

  49. Brenda Davis says:

    This year I decided to craft Christmas cards and I hopefully only have two more days for my own cards and on Tuesday I will be headed down to the Senior Center to help seniors craft cards for their “special person” be it a Grandchild, child, helper or neighbor. So important. Realized I had an over abundance of card blanks and Christmas embelishments.

    • Sharon says:

      Beautiful! This is truly in the spirit of the season. Thank you for sharing your time and supplies with this special group of seniors. Wishing you a sparkling season! Sharon

  50. Sara Tann says:

    Gosh I’ve made potholders (the ones with the cotton loops) and soap with my kids. A couple of pine cone wreaths and trees. Some beaded bell ornaments that I put Christmas tree lights in and a tree made out of garland and hangers that I put them on. Several fleece blankets, the kind that you tie the ends together. Some ornaments because you can never have to many. LOL Spice blends for friends of mine who cook and am working on recipe book for a friend as well. I’ve got a few more things planned for this week and then back to the rest of the baking and candy making. 🙂 Merry Christmas EVERYONE!!! 🙂

    • Sharon says:

      Love your long list! What a fun & crafty season you’re having at your house! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, too, and a creative New Year! Sharon

  51. Those are such cute trees! I especially like the snow globes & the baby jars. I’ve been making altered art mini journals for the women in my family as stocking stuffers. My handmade ornaments this year are made from Scrabble tiles. Thanks for all the great ideas!!

    • Sharon says:

      What beautiful keepsake gifts, Taffie. I’m sure your family will love the journals and ornaments as much as you’ve enjoyed making them. Thanks for sharing. Sharon

  52. Ally says:

    I’m not crafting too much this year but I am working on a turtle shell hat for a certain someone 🙂

  53. Mandy says:

    I am crafting all kinds of ornaments out of polymer clay. I started using it for the first time this year and love it! It is great for making ornaments. Cool giveaway!

  54. Mary says:

    I have so enjoyed your crafting ideas. I have all of my supplies to make the snowball mittens garland this week. Thanks for all of the great ideas.

    • Sharon says:

      Aww, thank you! I love hearing that you’re inspired to make the Snowball & Mittens Garland — thanks so much for sharing this. Do send a photo when you’re done — I’d love to see it. Happy crafting. Sharon

  55. Cheryl Pence says:

    Love the trees! I found myself wanting to try to make something for my grown children this year. I ran across a project at one of the craft stores and thought maybe I could do that. So I have been working on making a piece using the glass blocks. I have made 4 of them and I really like the way they look. I know that all was good when I saw the eyes of my 5 year old grandson when he saw the one I made for his family. He loves snowmen so of course I had to do a snowman for him. It was a learning process but I really enjoyed making them. Thank You, Cheryl

    • Sharon says:

      I think I’ve seen these glass blocks, too. Very pretty! And I’m sure it will be a family tradition to display them every year. Wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing. Sharon

  56. Paula Collins says:

    Hi Sharon. I am painting and stamping ornaments. Nine sets of 8 ornaments each. I just finished yesterday! I have been working on them for about 2 1/2 months. Happy holidays!

    • Sharon says:

      That’s six dozen ornaments, all wrapped up before Christmas, phew! It sounds like you’ll have some very lucky gift recipients this year. Thanks so much for sharing, and I wish you a sparkling holiday season! Sharon

  57. Donna says:

    I will be making some cabochon paper clips for teacher gifts. A few styrofoam trees (thanks for all of the ideas) and a few wreaths….with my daughter, of course.

  58. rfnancy says:

    We are Creating a lot of New Items this year that come in sets or Groups, and they make a very lovely gift. I throroughly enjoy your post everyday and receive so much Inspiration right here from Craftsncoffee! Thank~You Ladies, I hope you all have a very merry Holiday, and a wonderfully blessed New Year!!
    Huggs, Nancy

    • Sharon says:

      I’m so glad you’ve joined us, Nancy, and thank you for all of your sweet comments. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Sharon

  59. Sharon S says:

    Instead of gift cards, I covered a little metal mint box with suede type fabric, gave it a handle so it looked like a suitcase. Then I folded money into origami shirts and tucked them inside the suitcase.

  60. Nancy D says:

    Wow! A million views! That’s a lot of lookn’ 🙂 Of course I’m up to my elbows in glitter. First things I’ve made is my favorite….snowmen with styrofoam balls and paper clay. I have more planned too. You can never have too many snowmen! Been also sewing up some star ornaments and have some mug rugs planned. May not get everything done, but I’m refusing to stress about it this year! Happy Holidays 🙂

    • Sharon says:

      You’re right — you can’t have too many crafts or too many snowmen! Love your strategy about enjoying the making and not getting stressed. It’s the perfect way to keep the holidays fun! So glad you took the time to stop in and say “hello.” Sharon

  61. Wendy Williams says:

    This year I made Christmas stockings for my new twin grandbabies! Table runners and placemats. And a mitten Advent calendar.

  62. kathy d says:

    a TeePee for my grandson, some blankets as gifts and a new wreath

  63. Julia Towne says:

    New member…have found some lovely new ideas. Make a couple of your Styrofoam ball ornaments as gifts. Everyone loved them. Thanks for making me look good.

  64. LisaM6 says:

    Love all tuts today. So many ideas to try. For Christmas I am going to make some ornaments using Styrofoam balls, napkins and modgepodge.
    I love seeing all the new ideas you post here and pinterest. 🙂

    • Sharon says:

      Happy crafting, Lisa! I know you always having something in the works! Do share photos of your ornaments when you’re finished — you know I love to see them. Thank you. Sharon

  65. Phylis says:

    I’m working on 4 photo albums and ornaments to go with them.

  66. Carla says:

    I’m crafting homemade gifts!
    Congrats on the milestone~!

  67. enjoyed the forest of trees snow jars great crafting and ideas! Thankyou merry christmas wishes to all!

  68. Angie says:

    I’ve been crafting everything. From ornaments to gift bags. There are so many things I want to make for Christmas but I don’t think there’s enough time!

    • Sharon says:

      So many crafts and so little time, right? I get it! But isn’t it nice to always have one more project to look forward to? Happy crafting, Angie! Sharon

  69. barbara n says:

    I am making hats and scarves for all my niece and nephews….6 in all

  70. annehaun says:

    Wow thank you for the chance to win this wonderful giveaway. I am crafting far too many projects at the present time. These include a button tree, ornament wreath, felt ornaments and a banner for my mantle.

  71. WOW! I have been out of action for a while due to major surgery but I came back on a great day! LOVE all these trees but the glitter and gold are my favorite!! What a fabulous milestone to reach!!! Glad to have been a part of it!!! I love their products and enjoy creating with them!!! Would be over the moon to win a gift certificate to any of these stores and a subscription to Craft Ideas would be the icing on the cake! Can’t wait to see the new design!! Have a Merry Christmas and hopefully I am back to regularly see all the fabulous ideas posted here!! Toodles and tata for now!

    • Sharon says:

      Hi Barb, I missed you and it’s great to hear from you. I hope the surgery went well and you’re healing quickly — and are ready to craft again! Thanks so much for stopping in during your recovery. Take care. Sharon

  72. emberardini says:

    Hello Sharon: I work in a nursing home and save all your posts on my computer to access the great crafting ideas you have for my craft programs. I thoroughly enjoy your posts. Keep them coming. I’d love to get your magazine too!

    Merry Christmas and happy new year to you and your family.

    Eileen Berardini

    • Sharon says:

      Aww, thank you so much, Eileen. You really made my day! I’m so glad you are here and reading Crafts ‘n Coffee. I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and wonderful New Year. Sharon

  73. Susan Samuel says:

    I’m actually making wedding invitations etc for my daughter’s wedding.

  74. Jennifer Carmer says:

    Christmas cards!

  75. Working on presents for 3 nephews and 1 niece.

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