You will need:
- Air-dry clay (or salt dough)
- Template – download here
- Chopping board or kitchen work surface
- Rolling pin
- Sharp knife
- Piping nozzles
- Cookie cutters (for additional decorations)
- Battery-operated tea lights
Roll out the air-dry clay to about a 5 mm thickness. Place the template on top and carefully cut around it with a knife.
Using different piping nozzles, make a festive design, removing any excess clay. Be sure to make enough holes to allow the tea light candle to shine through. Then, create a crimped edge on one side using a piping nozzle.
Carefully curl one edge around and push at the seam to create a cone.
Stand upright and leave to dry in a warm place overnight. If you have any leftover clay, use it to create a star to top the cone tree.
Once dry, paint and decorate the cone as you wish. We chose a white base and added a line of glitter at the base for a little sparkle. Glue any additional decorations to your tree cone and leave to dry.
Place the cone over a candle (we recommend using battery-operated tea lights) and admire the warm glow.
More making & doing ideas