Hello fellow Ginger Snap creative folk,
This is Astrid with my second tutorial for the month of September.
As Halloween is getting closer and friendship is the theme this month I decided to create a project that could be a gift for a friend this Halloween and called it “Halloween Treat Cone”.
This is what you do:
1. Print the template onto a white piece of cardstock
2. Decorate as you like (in a moment I will give you the description of how I decorated mine)
3. Score and fold along the glue-strip
4. If you want a triangular shaped cone, score along the dotted line
5. If you want a round cone, omit this step
6. Add strong adhesive to the glue-strip, and fold into a cone taking care to make a sharp point at the bottom
7. Punch 3 equally spaced holes along the top, about ¼ to ½” from the top rim
8. Thread through ribbon or string, fill with Halloween treats and your gift is ready.
You could also make several smaller cones of course and hang them to make great Halloween decorations.
I printed the template onto white card stock and cut it out. I painted the one side with dark orange acrylic paint and then decoupaged the top layer of a Halloween paper napkin onto this and trimmed it around the template shape. I then lined the inside with a piece of paper from the Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby collection. I scored the dotted lines and folded and glued my piece into a triangular cone. I glued the lacy edge of a paper doily along the top and used some Tim Holtz tissue tape to create a kind of border about a good half inch from the top edge, making small folds to follow the rounded shape of the edge. I used stamps from the Artistic Outpost Haunted Halloween set to create the images on the three sides, and further embellished with some burgundy roses and ribbon from Wild Orchid Crafts