Can you guess what’s in my “recipe” for this super-sized ice cream cone? Pink carnations! How cute would this Super-Scoop Ice Cream Cone look on your front door? Or, hanging up at a child’s party, a picnic or a baby shower? And while we’re on the subject of desserts, I have a yummy giveaway today, too . . . But first, here’s how you can make your own Super-Scoop Ice Cream Cone.
Even I was surprised at how quickly this project went together. I had a few mishaps along the way, but I’ll be sure to spare you the same mistakes. By the time I was done, I was kind of wishing I had added a second scoop, or maybe a dollop of whipped cream on top . . . next time, right?
To make an Ice Cream Cone Door Décor, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: On each 12” x 4” cone, 5″ ball, 3” ball
- Acrylic craft paint, brown & red
- Krylon Glitter Blast, Bronze Blaze & Cherry Bomb
- Silk carnations*, 20 – 24, 4” diameter
- Wood picks, six or so
- Ribbon, 1/8” brown, one spool; and 1-1/2” x 24” for hanging
- Low-temp glue gun & glue sticks
- Tools needed: Chopsticks or wood skewers; stiff paintbrush; newspapers; serrated knife & old candle OR bar of soap; straight pins; knippers or wire cutters
*It’s possible you’ll also need a few smaller, 2” diameter carnations to fill in blank spots.
To make an Ice Cream Cone Door Décor:
1. Insert a chopstick or skewer into the base of the cone and the 3” ball. This will be your handle while you paint the pieces. Using the acrylic craft paint, paint the 3” ball red and the cone brown. Let dry.
2. Cover your workspace with newspaper and carefully read and follow the instructions on the Glitter Blast paint cans. Paint the dry cone with Bronze Blaze and the red ball with Cherry Bomb. Let dry.
3. Starting at the tip of the cone, pin 1/8” brown ribbon to the back of the cone. Wind the ribbon around the cone diagonally, pinning occasionally to hold it in place. Repeat, wrapping another length of ribbon around the cone in the opposite direction.
4. Wax the serrated knife blade with a bar of soap or an old candle. Cut a small slice from the 5” ball of STYROFOAM Brand Foam.
5. Cut carnations from the stems, leaving a 1-1/2” – 2” stem on each flower. Add a dab of glue on each stem and insert into the 5” ball, adding more flowers till the balls is covered. If needed, fill blank spots with smaller carnations. Leave the cut side bare.
6. Glue and insert five wood picks halfway into the base of the cone. Glue and pick the cut side of the 5” ball to the base of the cone.
6. Glue and insert a wood pick halfway into the 3” red ball or “cherry”. Glue and insert the cherry into the top of the “ice cream” scoop.
7. Knot together the ends of the 24” ribbon, forming a loop. Pin and glue the loop to the back of the cone.
For a sweet finale to Ice Cream Craft Week here on Crafts ’n Coffee, I’m giving away the book Dessert Bouquets. Dessert Bouquets has 60 pages of delicious designs you can make for your next party or other special occasion, including Cupcake Bouquets and a chocolate Truffle Tower. For your chance to win Dessert Bouquets, tell me about the next special occasion when you might use this book. I’ll draw a name from the comments after midnight on Thursday, July 19, and I’ll announce the winner on Friday, July 20.