I have always been fascinated with Christmas Cones, and we used to make them every year when I was a kid. Usually out of what we in Norway call “glanspapir”, it is glazed sheets or short rolls of paper with bright glossy colors, including silver and gold on one side, and white backsides. Not very thick paper, but it works well for a lot of the Chrismas paper crafts one would do with kids. Also it is cheap, and all Norwegian craft stores carry it… I have not been able to find a proper English translation, so I’m suspecting this might be a typical Scandinavian paper?
Growing older, I advanced to making Christmas Cones with metallic paper and gold colored doilies, I have a few of those that I hang on my tree to this day, made when I was a teenager. The cones are great, because they can be made in various sizes. The smaller ones are lovely on the tree, while larger ones can be hung in a window, on a wall or with string anywhere you please.
When I found a template for a Victorian style Christmas Cone, I knew I had to make some this year, using also some of the wonderful vintage ephemera available online 🙂 So here you have my 12 Days of Christmas Cones, Victorian style:
These are big, each cone is made from one full A4-sheet. My girls are making them half the size (print two cones per sheet) and that size is great for decorating the Christmas tree 🙂 I think these would be cute in a Shabby Chic Christmas interior, don’t you agree?
I had fun using various lace and ribbon, and I must confess I raided my girls stash of pretty beads 😀 Along with some hanging decorations I had kept from a broken candle stick wreath – who says hoarding is always bad…lol!
I am going to present one cone per day, to be able to credit my sources. Here is the first one:
For todays cone I have used a gorgeous Danish Christmas Card from my own albums, so I am also sharing both the jpg and the png with you.
You will find the cones ready to print and the high quality images I have scanned myself or altered in this download folder:
I have used the following elements for todays designs: