Cone Christmas Tree

The Cone Christmas Tree below was made with RMSTM Banners and 5 inch latex balloons each inflated 4 inches in diameter.  It was done as part of classes taught in Mexico City by Graham and Mary Queen Rouse in October of 2000.
The tree was about 5' tall. The balloon flower topper was added and then the whole arrangement raised another foot by a baseplate and vertical pipe.  The vertical pipe was topped by a cluster of six 5" balloons.  An RMS six pointed star filled with red 5 inch balloons inflated to 4 inches in diameter was used as a cover over the base plate.  Miniature Christimas lights were inserted between balloons and the Matrix straps from what would become the inside of the tree when the Matrix was later rolled into a cone. Extra lights on the string were placed under the red RMS star at the base of the tree and made it glow also.  

You may download instructions for this tree for more details.  The download instruction sheet features a larger version of the tree. The larger version uses RMS Builders combined with 11 inch ballons inflated 8 inches in diameter.  Both the smaller 6' tree and the larger 12' tree use the same layout an number of balloons.  RMSTM Banners and Builders may be purchased from RMSTM; distributors.

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OnLine Directions
Specific directions are not available, but do visit RMS Basics and the Banner Tutorial for related information.
Directions In Print
Download this "pdf" file of instructions for making a cone tree. See the notes at the bottom of this page for alternatives to the design in the pnoto to the left.. View and print these directions with "Acrobat Reader". Available FREE if not already installed in your computer. 2nd tree [plans
RMS Catalog
Visit the Rouse Custom Shop General Catalog for purchase info on the RMS Banner expandable frameworks used to make this design.
RMS Honeycomb Graph Paper
Click to download special RMS graph paper to layout your own variations of this design. View and print with "Acrobat Reader". Available FREE if not already installed in your computer.
RouseAbout On Line Magazine
You will find this and related designs in the "Holidays 2002" issue of RouseAbout.
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Alternate Trees

You may download plans for a smaller and simpler version of a cone tree from here.

You may also order a cone tree from the Rouse International Custom Catalog. The Custom Catalog tree framework has already been cut to size and shape for you.

More Cones

Select the following downloads to learn more about making a variety of cone shapes with balloons and RMS frameworks.







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