I love the tradition of May Day cones- little paper cones filled with flowers or treats that you hang on a doorknob as a random act of kindness. Iâ€™m putting my own twist on these and making little cones filled with yummy treats for Halloween!
- Black magic Coreâ€™Dinations Cardstock
- Scalloped Circle Nestabilities dies or punch of your choice
- Glitter Foamie Spider Stickers or whatever you’ve got
- Black and orange pom pom assortment
- Tape Runner
- Black Tulle
- 1/4 hole punch
- Hot Glue gun & sticks
Start off by selecting your orange/black paper, and cutting the 12â€³ paper into 4- 6â€³ squares Youâ€™ll get 4 cones from each sheet of paper. From one corner, snip off the bottom 1/2 inch. This will be the bottom of the cone and it folds better without the extra bulk in the tip. Then, on the opposite corner, fold the corner over about 3 inches. It should look kind of like this:
Then apply yourÂ tape runner adhesive along one edge, from the folded corner to the snipped one. Roll your paper into a cone shape and press edges together to hold securely.
Now you can decorate the front! I cut a scalloped circle using the Cuttlebug & Nestabilities dies, but you could also use a punch you have handy. I then layered a simple glittered spider sticker in the middle, then hot-glued the pom-poms down the front. (Really, the pom-poms adhere the best with hot glue. Wet glue takes too long!)
Hereâ€™s another version:
If you are going to hang these little dearies on a doorknob, punch your holes on either side and thread through with black tulle. However, if you want to display them as party favors, IÂ have another idea for youâ€“ make your own favor stand!
To hang your cones facing forward,Â Â you make holes in the front and the back.Â Tie a 12 inch piece of tulle through the holes. (The picture of the p0m-pom-trimmed cone above illustrates this.)
To make the Favor stand, youâ€™ll need:
- 2 24â€³ wreath stands (Available at ConsumerCrafts.com)
- 2 foot broom stick or dowel rod
- Black acrylic paint, orange acrylic paint, & foam brushes
- Hot glue gun & sticks
- Black and orange buttons
- Mini Bowdabra & wire (Or just wing it!)
- 6â€³ black tulle
- 2.5â€³ Black organza (wired) ribbon
Start by painting your dowel black and let it dry.As they are drying, make 2 bows using your Bowdabra. (There is a great post here on making a loopy bow.) I used the tulle for a first layer and then madeÂ a smaller layer of the ribbon.
Now hot glue your orange buttons & your black buttons together with the smaller ones on top.Â Attach a button stack to each of your bows in the middle. Using the Bowdabra wire, attach your embellished bows to the top of the wreath hangers.Then glue a button stack to each end of your dowel. (This will keep the dowel from sliding out of the wreath hanger accidentally.)
Slide your filled favor cones over the dowel, then place it in the hooks. (Of course, if you have more guests, you can always use a longer dowel.)
What a great decoration for the party, and the guests will be thrilled to take home a treat!
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