Today is Thursday, which means it’s book-writing day for me and contributor day on the blog- Here’s Chaney with a fun fall craft that I think will be perfect for little hands at Scarlette’s birthday party! -KA
Hey y’all! I’m excited to be back with another fun project this month. This time, I’ll show you how to make paper cones to hold tasty treats for your next party, and a cute way to display them. This would be a great idea for a birthday party, movie night snacks or for when you have people over to watch your favorite sports team play!
Here are the supplies you’ll need for this very simple, 15 minute project:
- Sheets of paper for the cones (I used book pages)
- Washi tape
- Bags of beans
- Snacks or candy to fill up the cones
I just finished up a series on book page crafts over on my blog, so I had lots of extra pages laying around to use for this project. You can use any kind of paper you’d like for these cones (think scrapbook, brown kraft, or even plain white), but I’m kind of obsessed with upcycling and repurposing old things, so book pages were a great choice for me.
The washi tape serves a dual purpose: holding the cone together and adding a dose of fun pattern and color. Love that stuff!
As for why there are small white beans on the supply list, we’ll get to those in a few minutes. Hang tight.
Step 2: Assemble your cones.
Roll up a sheet of paper so that you’ve got one narrow, closed end and one wide, open end. Secure with a strip of washi tape (the hint of green chevron in the photo above) along the outside edge of the paper.
Make as many as you need. They each take about 10 seconds to crank out :).
Step 3: Prepare a container for the cones to stand in.
Here’s where those small white beans come in to play a big role – keeping those cones standing up once they’re full of tasty treats! Fill a bowl about two thirds of the way up with beans. Choose the size bowl you need based on how many cones you need. I used a silver bowl I inherited from my grandmother to add a little glam to my more rustic-looking book page cones.
Step 4: Fill your cones with tasty treats and stand them up in the bowl.
I filled my cones up with some of my favorite candies: caramels, M&Ms and Starbursts (how cute are those mini ones?!). You can fill them with anything you’d like – sweet or savory. Some good, non-candy options would be tortilla strips (with a bowl of salsa nearby), goldfish or popcorn.
To display them in the bowl, I pushed the narrow, closed ends of the cones down into the beans so they’d stand upright. The beans work perfectly to keep them upright and even when you remove one cone, the others will stay put.
Once you’ve got them all situated, they make for a pretty little display – perfect for a party!