Rather than having to get out the glue, I just cut 2-3 inch pieces of the tape and started sticking it over the cone. I had no technique, just continued to overlap the pieces so that the cone was completely covered.
Once the entire cone was covered I used a paint brush to coat it in Mod Podge to hold the tape in place. That reminds me, on the striped cone my first step was to Mod Podge silver mylar pieces to cover the cone. I got a silver mylar balloon from the Dollar Store and cut it into pieces, but I don’t really recommend this because it was a pain. And you’d probably be able to get the same shiny effect using foil anyways.
There are also a lot of possibilities as far as materials to use, but in general, it was a relatively easy project and I really like how it turned out. These decorations are simple, but really fun at the same time.