WOW, it’s already a new year and that means one thing – Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Prepare now to make these adorable (and easy) DIY Valentine’s Day Candy Cones. Get your kids involved too because these cones make great teacher gifts.
I found these darling Valentine cones on the Martha Stewart website while surfing for something else. When I saw these, I said, “I can make that!”, So I did. Very easy and you can make it too. These candy cones will make any teacher happy. They can also be filled with gifts other than candy.
DIY Valentine’s Day Candy Cones
Supplies you’ll need:
- decorative cardstock (I used two-sided paper, but you don’t have to)
- printer to print cone pattern
- double-sided tape
- bone folder or scorer (anything that will help you make a soft fold)
- gift tag (save scraps for your tags)
- hole punch
- candy or gift to put inside
- writing pen and a stamp if you have one
How to make candy cones: or treat holders
- First, go here to print out the cone pattern. (you may have to search for them if so, it’s called Carnation Cones)
- Print and cut out the cone on stock paper to make your pattern
- Trace cone pattern onto your decorative cardstock and cut out. Note: You can get four cones on a 12 x 12 card stock. You can also just print out the pattern on the cardstock 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 the cone. Here’s a tip. Place the cone upside down on the 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 the bow.
- Use your scrap paper for the gift tags. I used a punch to make my tag. You can cut a circle or square if you don’t have a punch. Hole-punch the 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)
Valentine’s Day handmade candy holders for teachers
Now it’s time to impress your kids’ teachers with the handmade candy holder filled with her or his favorite treats!
For this Valentine’s candy cone, I used a page from an old book by Mary Engelbreit. My puppy tore up the rim, so it’s not coffee table worthy anymore, so I used the pages to make this craft and other crafts. So don’t ever throw away books that your puppy tore up, instead use the pages for crafts.
These DIY Valentine’s Day Candy Cones are the perfect way to show your kids how to make crafts.
Here’s another Valentine’s Day craft that’s easy enough for your kids to make – Paper Hearts