Tinsel Tuesdays: Make a needle-felted, Ice Cream Cone Christmas Ornament

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.

Yummy, and so sweet. Tutorial to make this ice cream cone ornament is on CraftsnCoffee.com

Felted Ice Cream Cone Ornament by Rebekah Meier.

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.

These are so much fun! There are some must-make ice-cream crafts on CraftsnCoffee.com

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.

Love the sparkle -- and cherry on top of this Ice Cream Cone Ornament. CraftsnCoffee.com

The Angelina Fibers top off the ice cream scoop with extra-special sparkle.

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.

Make these now for Christmas gifts! The kids will love giving these to teachers, family members, etc. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Kids can paint this ornament to match their favorite flavor of ice cream. It’s a fun gift idea, too.

Everlasting Sundaes -- an ice cream craft that's fun for kids. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Scoop up orange sherbet, mint chocolate chip, or any other favorite flavor to make an Everlasting Ice Cream Sundae.

Is your mouth watering yet? I’ll see you on Thursday with more Ice Cream Crafts!

Ice cream crafts kids will love, and fun ideas for grown-up crafters, too. CraftsnCoffee.com
Happy crafting.

Sharon

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6 Responses to Tinsel Tuesdays: Make a needle-felted, Ice Cream Cone Christmas Ornament

  1. LisaM6 says:

    What fun. Love the cones and sundaes. I could use something cool right now.

    • Sharon says:

      How hot is it out where you are, Lisa? Have you been affected by the cool front, generated by the Japanese typhoon? Not sure how that works, but it’s really keeping the weather cool here this week. Sharon

  2. These are really cool ideas! Love them!

  3. Ronnie says:

    This is an odd request. I opened an e-mail the other day, and it was cards all done in white. I lost it and would like to have it sent it again. I am hoping it was your site Crafts n Coffee that sent it out. If so, would you send it back to me?

    Thanks, kneededangel@aol.com

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