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Easy Christmas Crafts: Paper Basket Cone


This Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Basket Cone Ornament is very inexpensive and easy to do. Many of these can be made using just a few simple steps and readily available materials. These small Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Basket Cone Ornament are fun to make and to fill with a variety of goodies to hang on your tree.

Take a look at the simple yet pretty finished ornament.

Easy Christmas Crafts paper basket cone finished hanging on tree

The ornament's finished size falls between 2.75 and 3.5 inches in height and width (not counting the hanging loop). 

Easy Christmas Crafts: Paper Basket Cone Materials and Tools:

  • Two pieces of paper cut 2 inches by 6 inches. The paper can be the same or different colors.
  • Two pieces of yarn 10 inches long (or ribbon)
  • Ruler to measure paper and yarn  
  • Scissors to cut the paper and yarn
  • Hole punch to cut holes for yarn (optional, hole punch makes it easier, but you can use the scissors to cut the hole)
  • Treats to fill the cone (candy, nuts, small toys, etc.)

Easy Christmas Crafts paper basket cone materials

Paper suggestions include construction paper, gift wrapping paper, craft paper, computer printer paper, paper bag, junk mail paper or other type of paper. (Note: if using two different types of paper, they need to be the same weight and strength, otherwise the weaker paper may tear too easily as you weave them together.)

For an additional fun activity for children, have them color the paper before cutting it into the strips.

The Steps for How to Make the Easy Christmas Crafts: Paper Basket Cone:

Cut two pieces of paper 2 inches by 6 inches and two pieces of yarn (or ribbon) 10 inches long.

Fold the paper in half across the length. The new dimensions should be 2 inches by 3 inches.

Easy Christmas Crafts paper basket cone fold paper in half

Starting at the folded edge, cut four 1/2 inch wide strips 2 1/8 inches long into each folded shape. Be careful not to cut longer than 2 1/8 inches. 

Easy Christmas Crafts paper basket cone cut strips from fold edge

Begin weaving the Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Basket Cone Ornament by inserting the first red folded strip into the first green folded strip. 

Easy Christmas Crafts paper basket cone insert red fold through green fold

Next, insert the adjacent green strip through the red strip making the red strip go around the green fold. 

Easy Christmas Crafts paper basket cone next insert green through red

Continue alternating the red and green strips around and through each other until the first red strip is completed. 

Easy Christmas Crafts paper basket cone end row with red around green

Follow similar steps for the second red strip except start with the red strip going around the first green strip. When completed, the second strip alternates the weave pattern from the first.  

Easy Christmas Crafts paper basket cone alternate second row

Begin the third row the same as the first with the next red strip inserted into the first green strip. 

Easy Christmas Crafts paper basket cone begin third row same as first

The fourth and final red strip of the Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Basket Cone Ornament becomes more challenging to weave. Be careful not to tear the paper as you wrap the red strip around and insert it through the green strips. 

Easy Christmas Crafts paper basket cone last row more difficult to weave

With all four strips woven, your Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Basket Cone Ornament is almost complete. 

Easy Christmas Crafts paper basket cone finished weave

Cut a curve around the opening of the Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Basket Cone Ornament either free-hand or using a semi-circular template.

To make a paper template semi-circle, use a round object such as a can or a dish roughly four inches in diameter.  Draw the edge on a scrap piece of paper and cut around the drawn edge.

Next, use the rounded template edge to cut around the opening of the basket.

Easy Christmas Crafts paper basket cone cut curve around opening

With a hole punch or scissors, make a hole on each side of the Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Basket Cone Ornament for the yarn (or ribbon) hanging loop. 

Easy Christmas Crafts paper basket cone make holes for yarn

Insert one piece of the yarn cut 10 inches long on one side and the second piece on the other side. Here, the red yarn goes into the green side and the green yarn into the red side.

Knot the yarn ends to complete the loop at the top of the Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Basket Cone Ornament. 

Easy Christmas Crafts paper basket cone insert yarn and make loop

Your Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Basket Cone Ornament can now be filled with treats — candy, nuts, small toys or other small treasures. 

Easy Christmas Crafts paper basket cone fill with treats

Once filled, the Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Basket Cone Ornament can be easily hung on the Christmas tree. 

Easy Christmas Crafts paper basket cone hang on tree

Take a look at another Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Basket Cone Ornament using scraps of gift wrap and shiny curling ribbon. 

Easy Christmas Crafts paper basket cone gift wrap version

Or how about a brown craft paper Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Basket Cone Ornament with red and green curling ribbon for the hanging loop. (Note: cut the curling ribbon 24 inches long in order to have enough to curl.) 

Easy Christmas Crafts paper basket cone craft paper version

The materials for this Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Basket Cone Ornament cna be scraps or small bits of paper from other activities. This project is simple, fun, fast and inexpensive for anyone to do.

Have fun!

People of all ages can enjoy this Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Basket Cone Ornament.


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