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Looking like frosting on a cake, these tabletop Christmas trees will never go stale. One tube of caulk makes two trees in your choice of styles.
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Use the downloadable cone patterns to trace the cone design on poster board, or draw a half-circle on poster board with a circle compass set to roughly the height you want the cone. Cut out the cone design, curl it into shape and tape the edges.
For the cones shown, the 12-inch-tall version has a base 5 inches in diameter. The base of the 8-inch cone is 3-3/4 inches wide.
Apply an even layer of caulk to the sides of the cone using approximately half the tube. One tube provides enough caulk to make a 12-inch and an 8-inch cone.
For the first texture option, smooth the caulk using the smooth back edge of a plastic knife. Use long strokes from the tip of the cone to the base and avoid a build-up of caulk on the knife. You can now leave the cone as is or add one of the textures explained in Steps 4 and 5.
On a freshly smoothed caulk surface, use the tines of a fork to create parallel furrows in a spiral down the cone.
Press the bottom of a plastic spoon against the freshly smoothed caulk and lift it straight from the surface to raise peaks like the meringue on a pie.
While the caulk remains tacky or moist to the touch, sprinkle on optional glitter.