Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Oh the weather outside is frightful..

But my craft room has been so delightful!
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

There is something about the white stuff that gets my craft mojo going.
It's fabulous!

I wanted to tell you about how to make your own
 ice cream cones.

Really-it's so easy-but the results-sooo cute!!

You need some brown, heavy card stock. You can use a light pattern if you want. I just had solid, so that is what I used.
Glue gun and sticks
white pom-poms (warning: these little poof balls are a little pricey. So make sure to bring your coupon._
1 1/2 bags per cone-if you use a 3" ball
Styrofoam ball-I used the 3"
Glitter, ribbon, stickers etc.- if you want to

OK-now this is where is gets super complicated.
Are you ready?
Glue the pom poms on the Styrofoam ball with your hot glue gun.
If you have a glue gun that gets super hot, it wont work. It just melts the Styrofoam.
You will need 1 1/2 pkgs. of the white poms per cone. I liked the one where I used both sizes in a random pattern-but that is a total personal preference.

Make a cone shape out your paper.
I know that we have all done this before, but for some reason, my brain was having a hard time with this one.
My 8 yr. old had to help me. :)

Glue the ball to the cone.
You can do this either before you start the pom poming or during.
I did it both ways-I prefer gluing before.
Easier to be able to see where I needed to put the pom poms.

Cover the ball-and voila!!
You can embellish your cone with ribbon and such if you want to.
I also added some glitter to the top of one-to look like sprinkles and a red pom to look like a cherry.

Really-so cute and so easy.
All of my girls helped me on this. If you do want your kids to help though, you will need multiple glue guns.

I am planning on making more for more tree.
I LOVE them!
They would also be darling to add to a neighbor gift or a teacher gift.  Include some ice cream and favorite toppings. Just for something a little different.

Of course-you could add them to your apothecary jars. :)

Simple-satisfying and quick.
My kind of craft!!

If you are checking out the blog from Studio 5 and are wondering on some of details of how I did the other ones-check back later this week.
Wondering how I took these birds from strange and ugly..
To this fab Pottery Barn "You totally can't tell it's not their stuff" idea knockoff.

But..with my own little twist of course.

If you want the super cute banner-I will have the link up later today. I will post it at the top.

OK-I think that's it.
For now.
Really hoping that the ice all melts from the roads and I can get to where I need to go without having to take a xanax. :) 

Happy Wednesday!!


1 comment :

  1. Adorable! Your daughter's Thanksgiving note about killing the turkey gave me a good laugh this morning. Kids are so funny! :)


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