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Make a paper cone for Christmas

 

Danish Things – make your own paper cones

The paper cone, or in Danish “kræmmerhuset”, is a classic decoration for Christmas.
We hang the paper cones on our Christmas tree, on branches, in lamps, in the windows…

I’ve made some free prints – and a template.
You’ll find them all here: paper cones in different styles.

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Old family photo of a Christmas tree with lights and presents, paper cones, pleated hearts, flag garlands, and a small nisse – a Danish elf

 

History

The Danes decorate their Christmas tree with ornaments dating back to the late 1800s.

Denmark lost the war against Austria and Prussia in 1864 and had to part with Schleswig, Holstein, and Lauenburg.
That loss changed the way the Danes decorated for Christmas.

The Danes began to decorate their Christmas trees with national and military symbols such as flag garlands with the Danish flag, military trumpets, and drums.

The oldest paper cone, which dates to 1866, has a military decoration – a brave soldier holding a beech branch in the air.
The beech branch is a symbol of Denmark.

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Make your own paper cone for Christmas

 

The paper cone

In Denmark, we often fill the paper cones (and pleated hearts) with treats, candy or small cookies, and we hang the cones on our Christmas trees, that is why they are children’s favourite ornaments Christmas eve.

Traditionally a Danish Christmas cone/cornet is made out of paper – any type of paper – from glossy paper, music sheets, and handmade paper to the lace-like doilies.

You will make the traditional paper cone by turning the paper into the shape of a cone, and then glue a handle on it – the handle can be wide or narrow – long or short.

You can make cones out of other materials – and the handle could be made of cloth, ribbon or wire.
It is up to you and your creativity.

I have previously made Christmas cones out of felt, with embroidered snowflakes on, and my mother made Christmas cones out of fabric on her sewing machine.

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Colour paper cones for your Christmas tree

 

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Paper cones in different styles

I’ve made A LOT of paper cones for you, so turn on your printer!

Print, cut and glue the ones you like – or make your own.
You can decorate the plain cones, colour them or use the template to make some paper cones out of wrapping paper, newspaper….

Put the glue on the logo flap – remember, the handle is glued on the INSIDE of the cone.

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Floral colour”book” cones

Abstract colour”book” cone

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Pink and brown cones

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Red cones

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Blue, blush and gold

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Paper cones for decoration on the Christmas tree

The “old” cones

The template

If you make some of the cones please share on Twitter @DanishThings or Instagram @danish.things or #danishthings

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The paper cone – a classic Danish Christmas decoration. Make paper cones for your Christmas tree or as gifts - find free prints and decorations at danishthings.com #DanishThings #DanishChristmas #classic #Danish #Christmas #papercones #christmasdecoration #decoration #holiday #kraemmerhus

The paper cone – a classic Danish Christmas decoration. Make paper cones for your Christmas tree or as gifts - find free prints and decorations at danishthings.com #DanishThings #DanishChristmas #classic #Danish #Christmas #papercones #christmasdecoration #decoration #holiday #kraemmerhus
The paper cone – a classic Danish Christmas decoration. Make paper cones for your Christmas tree or as gifts - find free prints and decorations at danishthings.com #DanishThings #DanishChristmas #classic #Danish #Christmas #papercones #christmasdecoration #decoration #holiday #kraemmerhus
The paper cone – a classic Danish Christmas decoration. Make paper cones for your Christmas tree or as gifts - find free prints and decorations at danishthings.com #DanishThings #DanishChristmas #classic #Danish #Christmas #papercones #christmasdecoration #decoration #holiday #kraemmerhus

 

The paper cone – a classic Danish Christmas decoration. Make paper cones for your Christmas tree or as gifts - find free prints and decorations at danishthings.com #DanishThings #DanishChristmas #classic #Danish #Christmas #papercones #christmasdecoration #decoration #holiday #kraemmerhus