Easy paper ice cream ornaments | How About Orange

December 06, 2011

Easy paper ice cream ornaments

I added some more DIY ornaments to our Christmas tree. I'm having trouble adjusting to the thought of winter; can you tell? These ice cream cones are made from tissue paper and a grocery bag.

To make the cones, cut circles from a brown paper bag. Mine were about 4 1/2 inches in diameter. Cut each circle in half. Shape the semicircles into cones, cutting off any extra paper you don't need (the section that's sticking out in the photo.) Secure the cone with hot glue.

Wad a couple pieces of tissue paper into balls. I used chunks that were roughly 6" x 12", folded them in half, and crumpled them up.

If you plan to hang the ice cream cones, thread a needle with a doubled piece of thread. Poke the needle down through the top of the ball that will be the top scoop, so that a loop of thread sticks out of the top. Secure the loose ends on the underside with a dab of hot glue and trim off the excess.

Line the inside rim of the cone with hot glue and push the bottom scoop into the cone. Spread glue on the underside of the top scoop and add it to the cone. Let the glue dry for a minute and hang it on the tree.

34 comments:

LiEr said...

Jess! My Jenna would love these! She's in love with anything ice cream (the colorfuller, the better), cookie, and cupcake. They may never make it to our tree - chances are that they'll end up in the play kitchen. Thank you!

Jessica Jones said...

Sure thing! I'm with her. Colorfuller is always better. :)

anonymous said...

I love this idea (and I Tweeted about it). I was just thinking that it would be a cute way to wrap small gifts like costume jewelry or candy.

Grandma G said...

Colorfuller gift wrappings... I love it!

Mum

Sarah said...

These are so pretty and so easy!

allie.duckienz said...

In New Zealand icecream is a definite part of Christmas! Well, at least it was for me until I found out about my dairy allergy LOL. These would make a great addition to many people's trees :D

Jessica Jones said...

Excellent. Maybe I should move to New Zealand?

onnahandmade said...

Such a cute n easy idea!

jen v said...

YOU are a genius! love the colorful and not so traditional take.

trendy children said...

it´s very nice!!

Thanks!

Seraph said...

Ooo, cute! Idea: perhaps rather than, or in addition to, gluing them, you could run the thread all the way through and hang a little matching bead off the bottom of the cone? Like that little drip of icecream that always escapes out the bottom.

lindsay harmony said...

These are so fun! Speaking of ice cream cones, I found this tutorial recently too: http://naughtysecretaryclub.blogspot.com/2009/12/i-love-to-create-christmas-in-ice-cream.html
why not a whole ice cream themed tree? =]

Kate said...

Love. These look so cheerful and easy to do. They would match the candy garlands I currently have hanging on the tree. Or I might make them into a bunch, like a bouquet. Thanks for the idea.

allesistgut said...

This is really funny to hang on a christmas tree. So colourful!
Thank you!

libbyBH said...

Cuteness. Love it.

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Grandma G said...

No, you should NOT move to New Zealand!!

Mum

Tania said...

These are amazing! I was thinking of making something like this in real ice cream cones, but just couldn't bring myself to waste perfectly edible cones.
It is our first Christmas tree since our marriage, and my husband and I decided that all decorations (except the lights) will be hand-made. These will definitely be up there! Thank you!

Rose said...

Such a cute idea!

Blooms And Bugs said...

So very beautiful and the possibilities are endless!

Zacho said...

Oh, how I just love you idea...:-)
Thanks. Hanne

www.you-made-that.com said...

what a cute idea, my kids would have fun decorating their own trees with these.

Ridgely's Radar said...

So cute! Great idea!

Dorkys Ramos said...

Oh how fun! And I hate cold weather too so this is such a nice little rebellious move and so easy too. I love how creative you are :)

Anonymous said...

Cutiedhel_29

It's so nice to make the decorating like,actually I don't know how to do any decorating,but I see this I'm interesting this idea I've love it.

renata said...

I LOOOOOOVE this, it's just perfect for our summertime xmas over here!!!

The Ink House said...

GORGEOUS! They are the cutest ice-creams ever LOL

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Great package tie on too!

Las Creaciones de Boricua said...

How cute!!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!

Jody Starfish said...

umm, these are so friggin cute. hello...new favorite blog. thanks...there's lots here that's inspiring me.

Elizajane said...

This is a great idea I'm going to try it with my Senior group as we need easy crafts with little sewing I like Seraph's idea of a bead on the bottom.

lillyinheaven said...

It´s great! Thank you so much - I love it!

Soncie said...

What a fun & festive project to share with the little ones--love it!

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