I love a quick and easy DIY as much as the next gal and let me tell you, these ombre Christmas tree cones couldn’t be easier to make! They make such a statement in a festive display too and really POP! I bought the plain cones from Hobbycraft and they were only £2 each so it’s a cheap and effective way to add to your Christmas decorations as well!


Plain Christmas tree cones // White spray paint // Colourful spray paint in the shades of your choice (We used berry pink, spa blue and sun yellow from Rustoleum // Gold craft paint // A small paintbrush //


First you’ll want to spray paint the cones white until they’re completely covered, I did two coats just to make sure. Then allow them to fully dry.


Next, it’s time to spray paint on your colours, making sure to stop before the bottom of the cone to create the ombre effect. I found it best to spray about two thirds of the cone.


DIY Ombre Christmas Tree Cookies

Ombre Iced Christmas Tree Cookies Festive Recipe Baking-4

Hands up if you like getting festive with your baking around this time of year?! I don’t normally, but last year I found myself alone on Christmas Eve (cue the violins!!), everyone around me had made plans and I hadn’t so I decided to spend the day doing a spot of baking and I absolutely loved it!! This year, I won’t be alone on Christmas eve but I will however still be getting my bake on! And if you, like me are looking for a cute spin on a classic cookie then look no further because these ombre iced Christmas tree cookies are for you! To make 25 cookies you’ll need:

100g soft brown sugar // 100g golden syrup // 225g plain flour //1/4 tsp salt // 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda // 1 heaped tsp ground ginger // 1/2 tsp cinnamon // 50g unsalted butter // 250g icing sugar // 2 tbsp water // baking trays // Christmas tree cookie cutter // Green food colouring //

Ombre Iced Christmas Tree Cookies Festive Recipe Baking-2

STEP 1: Pre heat your oven to gas mark 5 or 180C and grease 2 baking trays.