Monday, January 09, 2012

My Weekend Project

I saw all these wonderful cone tree's on
Pinterest and Blog  tutorials  for Christmas.
Thought why not give it go and make one
for myself for all year round. Started with
looking around for a candle stick, found
a glass one for a dollar. Then started
looking for the foam cone could not  find
one anywhere in the shops were I live.

Then a idea started
 A light bulb moment on Friday night ,
started a project for the weekend.

So down to the shed to see if there 
was any foam in a can , the stuff you use
when doing any home diy for filling
around pipes ect.
So I made some cone shapes with
cardboard. Sorry no pics of the 
cones we started making. I had to
make a few of them but only one
worked well. By the way when
you start using this foam, you need
to use it all because once started
can't stop until finished.

Here is the cone that worked on 
the candle stick base.

Painted it first then added a glass
stopper on the top.

Covered then with some nice recycled
paper, first strip is a piece of checked
material then a brown an cream 
checked ribbon. I started with
some yellow fluffy trim, then some
burlap alternated between the two.

When I reached the top, finished
with the checked ribbon and the
little yellow dragon fly and a
bit of bling.

Here is the finished project in
it's new home in front of this
painting, when I started this
I had no idea what colours to use,
but the colours I went with worked
really well. The candle was a
diy craft I saw and tried in
November, they work well together
in front of this painting.

I am sharing this over at 
 make a
month craft 2012
at The Felt Fairy
Also joined the Sew Can Do 
Craftastic Monday Party.
The Girl Creative
 Just Something I Whipped Up.
Coastal Charm
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday's
My Romantic Home
Show and tell Friday
The Thrifty Groove
Thrifty things Friday
Hope in Every Season
Homemaking Link-Up Weekend


  1. Cute, cute! And necessity is the mother of invention...great idea to use the can foam!

  2. Hello Carol,
    I like your cone tree. Using the foam was inspired!!
    Hubby and I did a trip 'round Australia in 1999 and we spent a week in Albany..we loved it there...a pretty place. I'm from Sydney.
    God Bless
    Barb from Australia

  3. h wow, such creativity you have Carol. That is gorgeous!

  4. this is such a lovely idea, I never would have thought about making it myself or using the foam spray. I must admit I love seeing other peoples ideas.
    I just wanted to drop by and thank you for my birthday wish.
    Thank you, I have never had a birthday last so long I am really feeling loved.
    I am enjoying looking around your blog it is lovely.
    Blessings to you

  5. Love it, saw it on flickr! Hurray! Thank you for joining the Monthly Make for 2012. I am really looking forward to seeing what you make! I am going to try very hard this year and really hope that we can support one another! If you do a post about your make then please pop by and leave me a comment so that I can come over and see it! Love Annie x ♥♥♥

  6. Very original!

    I am actually coming to your site re. the FOLLOWER linky blog hop, and am following you ! :-) Will you follow me back?? Thank you so much when you do.

    PLUS: There is also a party on our blog, where you can feature 'your best creative work'. There are some great projects to see already, but we want to see your work!

    Anyhow, use this link both to FOLLOW and to PARTY:

    Hope to seeing you around!!
    Have a happy, creative day!

  7. This is a wonderful project, thanks for sharing how you made it. looking forward to seeing moren of your work. Rose


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