Thursday, January 24, 2013

VALENTINE CONE

Cones are certainly popular for decorating this year and I wanted to give one a try.  

 Although you can make your own cone shape, it's tricky.  I just picked up a styrofoam one from Hobby Lobby.  Much easier!  Here are the supplies I used to make this Valentine Cone.
 A styrofoam cone, some cute ribbon from the Dollar Store, some beads, scissors, straight pens, pink tissue paper and a pencil.

 I wanted to cover the cone with tissue paper to hide the white.  This was almost too easy.  I simply traced the cone shape on to the tissue paper by rolling the cone over the paper and tracing with a pencil.

 Cut out the shape and you end up with something that looks like this.......
 Then fasten it to the cone with straight pins.   (I also cut out a little circle to cover the top piece.)
 I found this cute ribbon at the Dollar Store and fastened it from the top of the cone to the bottom (underneath) of the cone with straight pins.
I covered the top with a button and a few beads all fastened in with straight pins.  So easy!
Not a very good picture...but you get the idea.  I was pleasantly surprised with the fact that my little cone fit right into the base of a silver heart pillar candle holder that I had.  Perfect! 
(See those two heart-shaped cookie cutters there?  I'll be using those later in the week to make a yummy dessert.)  
My favorite thing about this project is what I like about most of the projects I make.....it can be taken apart and everything used again later for another project.  Yep, because I used straight pins on everything attached to this cone, it's all going to be recycled after Valentine's Day.  My good friend Donna from Distressed Donna Down Home, totally freaks out about this.  Almost every time I make something, she sends me an email telling me "Please, do not take this apart!"  She's so funny!  (She fretted so much about THIS particular project that I relented and had to box it up and send it to her in the mail so I wouldn't dismantle it!)

I had fun making this cone and it's a colorful addition to my Valentine's Day Decor here at Silo Hill Farm........  
.........even if I can't decide which is the best way to display it!  Did you notice that all three finished pictures in this post were accessorized differently?  Which do you like best?  I'm leaning towards this last one, although the cookie cutters are kind of fun next to it too.  Or maybe the first one with those icy looking hearts.
I dunno. 

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31 comments:

  1. So pretty Danni - I love all the shades of pink!

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  2. I like all of the ways you came up with to display your crafty valentine cone. I especially like how you placed the ribbon from top to bottom. It makes the cone look less rounded (tree like) and more flatten with the appearance of "sides" from the edges of the ribbon. I like this look very much and may "steal" it from you one day! Thanks, Danni!

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  3. SO cute Danni, I think I like the top one best with the red sparkly hearts. Donna is right that thanksgiving project is beautiful, however I think it's awesome that you get so many projects out of the same supplies xo

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  4. Girl, you are one smart cookie! I love the stuff you come up with!

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  5. I love that you had to give it away just so you wouldn't turn it into something else at a later date. You are the funnest! Super cute too, by the way!

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  6. A pink tree in a crown, what a lovely combination! I never saw these styrofoam cones in my place, I was just thinking how to make one from cardboard and glue... Yours looks very happy, indeed!

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  7. So pretty Danni! You know how much I love pink!!! It really brightens up the decor this time of year. I think I like the cookie cutter one the best. It's pretty cold here right now, and it makes me think of fresh baked cookies warm from the oven. Now I'm hungry... gotta go find me a cookie. lol.

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  8. I love that you have people begging you not to take things apart that you have made. You crack me up! Mel has turned you into a verb, doing a Danni...taking apart what you've already made :). This cone is precious...as are you :)

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  9. So cute, Danni! I love the first pic best ;) Only because I want to eat the red sugar gummies....they are gummies, right?

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  10. Very unique and creative! There are definitely a lot of cone decorations out there, but I love this one - it's different from what I've seen. Excellent job :)

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  11. I vote for the one with the hearts. So funny about Donna. Good for you finding a way to reuse your work. It sure is a good way to save space instead of having all those finished projects lying around. Enjoyed seeing what you did, Danni!
    Liz

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  12. I can't decide, but I think i Like the light pink heart best.

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  13. What a cute idea, Danni! I like all your ways to accessorize it too.

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  14. You were just waiting for me to read this post. That little Thanksgiving girl is safely tucked away for next Fall. Love the way you placed the ribbon down the sides of the cone. I think the first photo with the fat sparkly hearts is my favorite. i noticed you did not style this next to the cute ombre vase of M&M's. Are they gone?

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  15. Danni, this is very cute. I love it. I think the "topper" is so pretty. Covering it with tissue paper...so smart!! That's so sweet that you sent that to Donna!!
    Karen

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  16. Danni this is so adorable. You have the best ideas and so creative girl. Love ya xxx

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  17. What a cute project! Gotta love the dollar store for ribbon! Cheers.

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  18. I like the first pic the best but it really doesn't matter because the cone is so darned cute! It's so funny that you take everything apart again. But, we gals in old houses only have so much storage space and the crafts can quickly take over the house!

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  19. Daanni, this cone is SO cute! I just brought a whole bunch of cones home and now I have just the inspiration I need to make something with them. I love all three, but am kind of loving the cookie cutters. Maybe because I love anything pink or red? Pinning this! :) Have a fantastic weekend!

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  20. How sweet dear Danni! i cant decide either which decoration i like most. maybe you have to make two more cones...

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  21. I'm a little disappointed... I thought that was a hat and you were going to wear it.

    Bliss

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  22. Very cute! I love Valentines crafts. Thanks so much for sharing on Super Sweet Saturday.
    Steph
    swtboutique.com

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  23. I understand where she's coming from, but I agree with you - the ability to take things apart is fabulous. I have jewelry I made years ago that I have grown bored with...I snip apart the components and remix them all the time.

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  24. oops, p.s. the cone is so pretty - perfect valentine mantel decor!

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  25. That is absolutely beautiful!

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  26. You are so good at making things so you can reuse them, I really need to get better about that! I love the cone as well, so pretty!

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    Leslie

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  27. I can't even imagine what your crafting room looks like :)

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    xoxo
    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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  28. This is so adorable and creative!! Love the candle holder base. You did a great job. Thanks so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! Have a wonderful week!!

    Hugs
    Kathy

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    Nancy

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  30. What a cute idea, Danni. It would also be meat to wrap it around too. love it! Thanks so much for sharing (sorry I was so late to visit from last week's link party!)

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