Grain Sack Fabric Christmas Cone

This idea was a complete experiment that I created as I went. Sometimes those end up to be my favorite projects...

Christmas greens and berries

I began with a scrap piece of grain sack fabric. 

grain sack fabric

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I used the rest of this fabric on a headboard/pillow project recently. 

I painted one side of the fabric with Triple Thick. 

triple thick

The more coats you do, the thicker the fabric will get. 

Triple thick painted fabric

I've used Triple Thick on many Homeroad DIY projects. 

Today, I'm trying it on fabric. 

I let the fabric dry as I laid it over a piece of plastic shelf liner bent into the shape of a cone. 

plastic shelf liner cone

When the fabric was dry I decided I liked the plastic cone idea so I hot glued the fabric around the cone. 

grain sack on plastic cone

Since the fabric now had a semi hard finish, I decided to give antiquing glaze a try. 

I painted it on then rubbed it off. 

grunge look Christmas cone

The glaze gave the fabric cone a distressed look. 

Next I decided the cone needed a small Christmas tree stencil to give it a holiday feel. 

Christmas tree stencil on cone

You could certainly leave off the stencil or switch out the stencil to make the cone for any time of the year. 

I added a rebar wire hanger by punching a small hole into 2 sides of the cone. 

fabric cone with greens and berries

Now it was time to fill it with pinecones, berries and greenery. 

Cone filled with berries

I added a small red bow on the side of the wire hanger. 

This vintage looking fabric cone came out great! 

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Christmas cone pin

I can't wait to make another one for every day decorating, maybe filling it with lavender or boxwood greens. 

Christmas cone with greens and berries

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. Very cool, Susan! I had no idea that there was a product like this.

    1. And I had no idea it would work but it did!! LOL

  2. What an awesome product! Opens up a whole new world of crafting ideas!

  3. What a great idea! I had never heard of Triple Thick either. And I love the grain sack. Definitely pinning this one!

  4. I love using fabric for things and this product is new to me.

  5. Oh wow, I have some Triple Thick and didn't realize you could use it to stiffen fabric. That's good to know and I love how your Christmas cone turned out. So cute

  6. What an amazing idea for a gorgeous vintage Christmas cone.
    Thank you for sharing,

  7. Love how you were able to use up a scrap! Thanks for that inspiration. I'm still trying to figure out what to hang on my front door for Christmas.

  8. I have a bunch of this fabric, love the shabby look.


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