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Category: Party and Special Occasion

DIY Ice Cream Cone Decorations


Celebrate a birthday with these festive ice cream cone decorations! This sweet treat brightens up your space, adding a colorful, playful vibe to any party!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 45 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
2 1/2 inch styrofoam balls
Brown cardstock
Fabric
Sewing machine
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Tacky glue
Bakers twine
Pen
Ruler
Compass
Pinking shears
Floral pins

Things to do:
1. First, make a pattern for your cones. Use a compass to draw a 1/4 circle that is 5 1/2 inches tall. Cut out the shape.



2. Cut a notch off the end and roll the cardstock into a cone shape, overlapping the paper roughly 2-inches at the widest part of the cone. Use glue to hold it in place.

3. Cut a 42-inch x 1 1/2 inch strip of fabric and trim the edges with pinking shears.

4. Sew long stitches down the center of the fabric and pull the thread to gather the fabric until the length measures 8-inches. Trim excess thread.


5. Cut a 9-inch fabric circle and wrap it around your Styrofoam ball, using hot glue to secure.


6. Run a line of hot glue around the inside of your cone and slide the Styrofoam ball onto the cone.

7. Use hot glue to attach your ruffle to the top of the cone.

8. Finish your cone by cutting a 24-inch piece of bakers twine, folding it in half and using a floral pin to attach it to the top of your cone.

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Sweetheart Doily Jar Tutorial

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Create a gorgeous heart themed jar, perfect for flowers from your sweetheart, storing sweets from your Valentine, or even as a decorative luminary that can be used year ’round!

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 10 minutes
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Clear jar
Paper doily
Bakers twine
Felt or colored paper (for creating your heart)
Mod Podge **optional

Things to do:
1. Clean your jar.
2. Depending on whether or not you wish this to be a permanent piece, attach your doily. If you wish for it to be permanent, you will attach using your mod podge, by brushing on a thing coat on the back of the doily, and pressing down on to your jar. If you with for it to be temporary, follow the next steps and attach using your bakers twine.
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3. Cut out a heart from your felt or paper.
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4. Attach your heart using mod podge for a permanent piece.
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5. Cut out bakers twine, long enough to wrap around your jar several times, with enough extra to tie into a bow. If you chose not to make this a permanent piece, use your twine to hold your pieces in to place.

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