Poster Board Christmas Tree

I’m re-posting my Cone Christmas Tree Tutorial from a few years ago because I have had many, many requests for the instructions (which I’m thrilled!).  Yesterday, I blew it and accidently deleted 3 of the emails that had asked me for the tutorial (ugh!).  I’m hoping that you will see this post, and if you do, please send your request again.  I promise I’m not ignoring you!  Just had a senior moment :-).

Hello friends and family!

Forgive me for being absent for so long… just got back into the country on Monday and have been playing a little bit of catch up.  Fall decor is down and boxed up.  Tonight the Christmas decorations will be hauled out of the attic and unpacked.

While I was gone, I received two emails from a fellow blogger demanding that I remove my “Cone Christmas Tree Tutorial” from my blog.  She had posted the instructions 2 years ago (I posted mine last year).  This year she has decided to sell the templates so I  need to remove my instructions.  She believes that she is the ONLY ONE IN THE WORLD who has come up with the method of making the template, using the tack/pencil/strip idea.  In my defense, my Mom and I made a Christmas Tree Skirt years ago using this method.  You can also use a piece of yarn or string (similar to a plumb line) and you will get the same outcome.

Since being home, I have received 2 threatening emails from her attorney.  I would love to be as catty, malicious, and ridiculous as my fellow blogger, but after a few days of praying, I’ve decided to take the high road and remove the instructions to making my Cone Christmas Tree.  My blog is not about making money, being the first in blog land to come up with an idea, or compete with other blogs.  I do it for the enjoyment of sharing and meeting other wonderful bloggers.  I just don’t want to be bullied.  My husband was ready to go toe-to-toe with the attorney, fly us to Texas if need be… is it really worth it though?  I mean, seriously?  That’s the world we live in today folks.  I’ve decided to not take part in this behavior.  It feels very freeing and I’m proud of myself!

If you are interested in making your own fun Cone Tree, please email me and I’d be happy to share my version of making them.  Just click on the envelope on the top, right hand-side of the column or click on the frame above that says, “Contact Me”.

I made 2 different sets of christmas trees.  They are so easy and fun!

The above trees are not setting on a candlestick/pedestal.

Here are the ones that I put on candlesticks (pedestals).  The embellishment on the top is a button that I found at Hancock Fabrics.


Challenging you to take the high road today!


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  1. i just love love love the cones trees!!!! i want to make a million of them!!! every size imaginable!!!! thanks for sharing my friend and here’s wishing you and yours the best day EVER!!!!!! hugs…

  2. Um….hate is a strong word…. but yeah…I do. 😉

    Trees are cool though, so you just might be forgiven!

  3. Christina at I Gotta Create says:

    Nice job, Mandy! I like your button ‘stars.’

  4. How awesome! Who needs Styrofoam? Cheaper and cleaner!!! I Love your super tall trees!

  5. I adore your cone trees AND your festive hutch!! I’m your newest follower. Love your cute blog!! 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by 52mantels and leaving me a sweet comment!!

  6. Those are really cute, Mandy with a ‘Y’ 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

  7. These are so cute! I love the hounds-tooth, just cannot resist the hounds-tooth.

  8. Andrea in Ottawa says:

    At last – some color!!!
    How beautiful – so very very nice to see something other than white on white with aqua blue.
    LOVE LOVE LOVE your red with black and white and the piece they’re one!!!
    Absolutely fabulous!
    Fantastic job – you’re my favorite blog in the world!!!

  9. I love the black and the reds together; your cone idea is fabulous!

  10. The trees are gorgeous! I love that you used poster board. And the whole display is so striking and bold!

  11. All your cones are so unique and the pop of colors work so well together. Would love love love for you to share this at my Best of 2011 party going on now Happy new year! My

  12. Cute post! I’m having a Linky party too! I would love it if you would link up your favorite posts. Here is the link

  13. Mandy, your cone trees are clever and “simply” wonderful. Sorry your good intentions had
    To be soured. You keep doing the good things.

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