Inspired by Ms. Martha herself, I found these darling Valentine Cones while surfing Google for something else. When I saw it, I said “I can make that!”…so I did. Very easy and you can make it too!! These candy cones would make any teacher happy. They can also be filled with gifts other than candy. I plan on giving them to Brody’s preschool teachers, and one to my massage therapist, and to the ladies that work with my husband.
Here’s the supplies you’ll need:
decorative card stock (I used two-sided paper, but you don’t have to)
bone folder or scorer (anything that will help you make a soft fold)
gift tag (save scraps for your tags)
candy or gift to put inside
printer to print cone pattern
writing pen and a stamp if you have one
- First go here to print out cone pattern
- Print and cut out the cone on stock paper to make your pattern
- Trace cone pattern onto your decorative card stock and cut out. Note: You can get 4 cones on a 12 x 12 card stock. You can also just print out the pattern on the card stock you intend to use (8.5 x 11), as the pattern already has a design on it.
- Slightly score (fold) the area with the dotted lines
- Place double-sided tape on the scored part and fold pattern to make the cone. Play with it first BEFORE you put the tape on it.
- Tie ribbon around cone. Here’s a tip. Place cone upside down on table and tie your ribbon around it that way. I even put a piece of tape in the back to hold the ribbon in place while I’m tying bow.
- Use your scrap paper for the gift tags. I used a punch and punched out a tag. You can cut a circle or square for a tag. Hole punch tag and tie around one side of the ribbon or clip to cone using a paper clip or tiny .
- Fill with delicious candy, gift etc. (I put shred down inside first)
Here’s another Valentine craft that’s easy enough for your kids to make – Paper Hearts