This cherry-topped, handmade Ice Cream Cone Ornament is sweet as can be! Look closely and you can see the special touches designer Rebekah Meier added to this DIY Ice Cream Cone Ornament, like a bright red “cherry” and a few wisps of glistening fibers. If you’ve wanted to try needle felting but aren’t sure where to begin, you can’t go wrong experimenting with this easy Christmas ornament. I’m sharing another Ice Cream Cone Ornament that kids can make, too.
Why the Ice Cream Cone Ornament today? Because this coming Sunday, July 20, is National Ice Cream Day! To celebrate, I’ve planned several more ice cream-theme crafts for later this week.
To make a Felted, Ice Cream Cone Ornament, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 2-1/2” ball and a 5” cone
- Wool roving, ¼ oz. pink
- Angelina Fibers
- Red felt ball, 2cm
- Ribbed adult sock in light yellow
- Ric rac or other trim
- Fabric glue, or a thick, white craft glue
- Tools needed: Scissors; serrated knife; needle felting needle*; several toothpicks; straight pins; sewing needle
*Note: Felting needles are extremely sharp; use caution at all times. The higher the needle number, the finer the needle and the smaller the hole left in project.
To make a Felted, Ice Cream Cone Ornament:
1. Cut in half the 2-1/2” ball using the serrated knife. (Rebekah suggests cutting the ball with dental floss.)
2. Place glue on ends of several toothpicks, and insert halfway into the cut side of the ball. Glue and pick the half ball onto the wide end of the cone.
3. Cut the sock apart, and wrap it around the cone. Pin the sock in place, and trim away the excess sock. Glue the sock to the cone, and use the pins to hold the sock in place while the glue dries.
4. Using the point of your scissors, carefully push excess fabric at the tip into the tip of the cone.
5. Loosely cover the half ball with pink wool roving, and felt the roving into the ball by repeatedly inserting the needle into the foam over and over again, till the fibers “stick” to the ball. If needed, add a little more roving to fill in any blank spots.
6. Glue the red felt ball to the top of the ice cream scoop.
7. Glue ric-rac around the top edge of the cone, and add several lengths vertically along the cone, too.
8. Pin and glue the ends of a 12” length of ric-rac to each side of the cone for a hanger.
9. Add a little sparkle to the top of the cone with a few wisps of Angelina Fibers.
Because the felting needles are so sharp, I suggest that younger kids try the Ice Cream Cone Ornament I made a while back. This post has a few other colorful ideas for Ice Cream Crafts for kids, too, like the Everlasting Ice Cream Sundaes.
Is your mouth watering yet? I’ll see you on Thursday with more Ice Cream Crafts!