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.
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.
Paper of choice
two sided tape (you can use whatever you like)
bits and bobs to embellish the outside of the cone
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!
Fold a triangle, then cut down the middle, this will give you two triangles and two cones.
Flip one triangle over and place like above, with the wrong side showing.
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.
It will look like this.
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.
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.
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!
Have a WONDERFUL week!
Take time to visit me at Anne’s Attic – design Etsy Shop for holiday gifts and decor!
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 Creatives.com
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