Victorian Cones

It is officially the Christmas Season! The most wonderful time of the year! I could craft for Christmas 24 – 7. As you can see that seems like what I have been doing.

I am totally finished with decorating my little nest . . . well to tell you the truth I’m tweaking it all season.  That’s just the interior designer and crafter in me. Here is a fun craft that I’m sure you have all seen many many times. But this is my little version of it.

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I love these sweet little cones designed after our Victorian era. This year I will use some on my trees and some for gifting. Filling them full of sweet treats for loved ones, grands teachers and friends.

I just love beautiful paper. So I have a nice little stock pile of scrape book paper that worked so perfect for this project.

gather together:


Paper of choice

two sided tape (you can use whatever you like)


bits and bobs to embellish the outside of the cone

Cone gold

I chose a beautiful piece of gold patterned scrape book paper for this cone. It needs to be square and you can make it any size you want. They are so easy!

Cone half

Fold a triangle, then cut down the middle, this will give you two triangles and two cones.

Cone filpped into place

Flip one triangle over and place like above, with the wrong side showing.

Cone corner

Take the bottom corner and twist as above. Then you put the two sided tape on the right side and twist back and press to paper so it sticks together.

Cone looks like this

It will look like this.

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On the other side of the paper put two sided tape on both sides. See above. Then wrap paper around and press the tape on the cone.

Cone shape.jpg

It will look like this when finished. The cone will have a lip at the back. I have chosen to cut that part off but you don’t have to.

Cone finished

Punch two holes on each side for the handle then run wire through and twist to attach (you can use anything you like for the handle). Now is the fun part. Embellishing! I use anything from pictures from last years Christmas cards to pictures from magazines and mailers.  This is a great way to use all of those bits and bobs that you just can’t throw out.

I filled some with shredded paper and some with cellophane for candies. This is a great little gift when someone shows up with a gift that you didn’t plan on.

Just a note:

I just want to remind you of the holiday Christmas linky party and the holiday house walk. Mark these on your calendars and join in for the fun!


Tidings Holiday House Walk

Have a WONDERFUL week!

Take time to visit me at Anne’s Attic – design Etsy Shop for holiday gifts and decor!

Etsy ShopCollage

I will be at these amazing parties this week, come and join me!


Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home

Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House

Something to talk about @Karen’s Upon the Hill

Inspire me Monday @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia


The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farm

Trash to Treasures Tuesday @ Kammy’s Korner

Roses of Inspiration @ The Enchanting Rose

Let’s talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques

Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Through Life


Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasure

WOW @ Savvy Southern Style

Moon Light and Mason Jars @ Cherished Bliss

What’s it’s Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants

Before and After Wednesday @ The Dedicated House


Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch to Yours

Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson

Share your Style @ The Essence of Home

Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner

Idea Box @ Mila’s Little Things

Vintage Charm @ Blue Willow House .com


Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home

Anything Blue Friday @ The Dedicated House

Home Matters Linky Party @ Life with Lorelai

Simply Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme

Friday’s Furniture Fix @ Patina Paradise

Shabbilicious Friday @ Shabby Art Boutique


Pretty Pintastic Party @ Seeking Lavender Lane

Upcycled Linky Party @ Funky Junk

Inspiration Spotlight @ Dear

Best of the Weekend @ Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Share it One More Time @ Shabby Fufu


Sunday’s at Home @ Thoughts from Alice

Silver Pennies Sunday @ Silver Pennies

Submarine Sunday @ Navy Wifey Peters Aboard the USS Crafty

40 thoughts on “Victorian Cones

  1. Jo I have always loved Tussie Mussie’s and yours looks delightful. How cute is the little tinsel embellishment on the bottom … Adorable!
    I am looking forward to your Christmas tour, I’ll be there with jingle bells on enjoying all the special Christmas touches you’ve added in your place.


  2. So simple, elegant and easy to do-thanks for the tutorial. I love pretty papers, too, and save old Christmas cards to use for crafts. What a great, easy way to give a little something to co-workers, who would appreciate a cone filled with chocolates (I know I would love the thought)!


  3. VERY cool way to give a gift Anne. I love pretty papers too, and what an amazingly creative way to use them.

    Happy crafting!



  4. That is so sharp ending up with a double wall like that, I had been making mine from watercolor paper—way more expensive and this is very economical. Thanks for the great tutorial! Sandi


  5. Just think of all the fun things you could put inside – not only candies, but how about little sewing supplies (like a needle threader, needles, etc) for a sewer; stitch markers, row counter, tapestry needles for a knitter; and so on. For guys how about little fishing *things*….or….little packages of screws & nails for a handyman? For kids – a tiny little toy, a pair of those lightweight little mittens/gloves; stickers….


  6. Ooooh, how darling, my friend! I MUST make some of these for the holiday season. They are not only beautiful, but oh-so-romantic 🙂

    I am so glad you shared these with Roses of Inspiration – thank you! Blessings to you!


  7. Love your victorian cones:-) They look fantastic and they seem quite easy to make:-)
    I have to try and make some for me this Christmas season:-)
    Thanks for inspiration:-)


  8. Thank you so much for giving your instruction for making these pretty cone things.
    This is another thing I want to try to make I have some gorgeous paper also to use.
    I’m still dreaming of a pink tulle wreath


  9. Just adorable! What a simple but elegant craft. I have Victorian parlor that these would look great in. But it will have to be next year as I am going simple this year because of two naughty kitties. By next year I will be decorating full force!


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