Introduction

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Colorful Forest

The center cone tree uses brightly colored snowflake confetti to add a bright punch of personality that’s anything but boring.

Step 1

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Make a Compass

The easiest way to draw a semi-circle on the cardstock is to use a compass. To make your own, start by tying a piece of string onto the end of a thumbtack.

Step 2

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Crease the Center

Fold the cardstock in half on the long side.

Step 3

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Draw Circle

Press the tack down at the center point. Then find the length from the center point to the edge. This is the length you want your string to be. Tie the string around the pencil. Pull the string tight and then use the string to swing the pencil in a perfect semi-circle.

Step 4

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Cut Half Circle

Cut out the semi-circle.

Step 5

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Curve it Around

Using the center point you found earlier as the top, curl the other ends around to meet each other and form the cone.

Step 6

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Fasten

Staple at the bottom or tape along the seam.

Step 7

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Tree Base

Now you have a perfect cone for your confetti tree.

Step 8

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Make Snowflakes

Use a paper punch that looks snowflake-esque to create confetti out of various brightly colored paper.

Step 9

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Adhere Snowflakes

When you have enough snowflake confetti, glue it onto the cone. Alternate the colors all the way around.

Step 10

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Display

Make some fringed cone trees to add to the brightly colored centerpiece.