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.
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