This is the actual photo they posted on facebook. I had to digitally alter the background to remove the stocking banner as it was too busy a background. That's why the photo looks so fake. The top photo was taken in my light box, so it's a better photo, but I couldn't fit the entire forest of trees in there. But check out the top photo for a closer look at the details.
I traced out a cone pattern onto some retired cardstock and made a template. Then I traced each template again, and then altered them to be smaller. So I think I used around 5 sizes of cone. I used the Red Glimmer and the Silver Glimmer paper with the Letters to Santa DSP. Once I had assembled the entire thing, I decided it needed more bling, so I coated the DSP with Tombo glue using a paintbrush, and then dumped glitter all over them. It sure made a mess.
I wound up covered in glitter. Each cone was topped with a little flag. I used the 25 and counting stamp set from the current mini, and I stamped them all in Early Espresso on Whisper White Card Stock. Then I punched them out with the 1" square punch and mounted them on a shape punched with the postage stamp punch. I used my scraps from this project for these postage stamp shapes. So they are a variety of colours. I mounted them each on a strip of Early Espresso cardstock, and then inserted it into the top of the cone and glued it down inside. I originally found this idea on the webiste eighteen25.com