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- Paper Mache Cone
- Heidi Swapp Marquee Lights
- Star Topper
- Craft Knife
- Foam Brush
We’ll begin by taking our paper mache cone and painting it. We painted ours white to match the white yarn, but you can paint it any color to match the type of yarn you are using.
Once dry, take the Heidi Swapp Marquee lights and gently wrap them around the outside of the cone to determine where you would like the lights to be. Lightly mark with a pencil under each light bulb. Using the craft knife, cut an X over each pencil mark where the lights will be pushed through.
Each cone has a seam up one side. Follow this seam with the craft knife to open up the cone. This allows easier access to insert the lights. You may need to adjust the size and or location of your cuts to help the bulb to fit in the proper hole.
Once you have your lights set, you now need to put the cone back together again. We used Lukas Wet Adhesive Tape and cut the width in half. This tape adheres by wetting the shiny side of the tape and pressing it to the cone. Since the tape is white, we didn’t have to paint it, but you will want to carefully paint it if you are using any other color.
Now it’s time for the yarn! Dab some craft glue onto the cone and work from the bottom of the cone towards the top wrapping your yarn around as you go. Once you get to the top, cut the very top of the cone off, just enough to allow the star topper to sit inside.
Now all you have to do is switch on the light and set the battery pack under the cone and enjoy your tree!