French Roast Christmas Trees

Perk up your Christmas or year-round decor with the richness of coffee beans on a trio of trees or solo ornament. There's also a colorful three-bean sphere.

Completion time – 1-2 hours

Designer – Lee Lindeman


  • Cones: 6" x 3"; 8" x 3"; 12" x 4"
Other Materials
  • Acrylic paint, dark brown
  • Acrylic sealer, gloss finish
  • Whole roasted coffee beans, 1/2 lb.
  • Dark brown felt, 1/4 yd. or two 9" x 12" sheets


  • 1" flat paintbrush
  • Disposable palette
  • Paper towels
  • Thick white craft glue
  • Pinking shears


  • 1. Paint foam cones brown and let dry.
  • 2. Rub glue along bottom edge of cone and then press a row of
    coffee beans side by side into glue. Position beans
    horizontally, vertically, or at an angle, keeping the
    direction uniform (see photo).
  • 3. Continue adding rows of coffee beans until foam is covered,
    working small sections at a time. Let dry completely.
  • 4. Spray coffee beans with sealer; let dry.
  • 5. Using pinking shears, cut a circle of brown felt to match
    bottom of each cone. Glue felt to bottom of trees.