Hang this no-melt ice cream cone on your front door

Doesn’t this Ice Cream Cone Door Décor sing out “hello summer”? It’s a really cute alternative to a summer wreath, don’t you think? You make the ice cream by punching fabric squares into the foam. It’s one of those easy techniques that’s perfect for a night of TV. You could change up the fabric and make it mint chocolate chip, orange sherbet, or maybe go a little crazy with Superman ice cream. Here’s the scoop:

The summer wreath alternative -- hang an ice cream cone on your front door! Cute!

Ice Cream Cone Door Decor by Kathleen George.

To make an Ice Cream Cone Door Décor, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 1” x 12” x 18” sheet
  • Cardstock, 12” x 12” in tan
  • Fabric, 1 yd. pink cotton
  • Ribbon: One spool light tan; 4” pink polka dot
  • Marker
  • Craft pins
  • Yes! Paste or other paper paste
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Tools needed: Scissors; sharp pencil; ruler; serrated knife; old candle or bar of soap; small putty knife; wooden skewer

To make an Ice Cream Cone Door Décor:

1. Draw the ice cream cone shape on the foam sheet. You’ll start in one corner and using the ruler and a sharp pencil, draw a triangle on a slight angle. The triangle should have 12” sides and an 8” top.  Top off the triangle with a large oval that’s 8” tall and 10” wide.

2. Wax your knife blade with a bar of soap or an old candle. Cut out the ice cream cone.

3. Spread a thin layer of Yes! Paste or other paper paste over the cone, including the edges. Center tan cardstock over the cone and smooth down. Fold cardstock over the edges and trim off excess paper. Pin paper in place with craft pins till paste dries. Trim the top edge of the cone following the curved ice cream line.

Woven ribbons immitate a sugar cone on this Ice Cream Cone Door Decor

Pin and glue on the vertical ribbons, and then the horizontal ribbons.

4. Use tiny dots of Yes! Paste and craft pins to attach the vertical lines of ribbon. Add horizontal ribbons, weaving over and under the vertical ribbon. Continue the ribbon over the edges and pin and glue to the back.

4. Cut pink fabric cotton into 2-½” squares.

A favorite technique: Tucking fabric squares into STYROFOAM.

I love the swirly texture made by the fabric squares.

5. Squeeze a dot of glue on the ice scream scoop. Center a fabric square over a dot of glue and push the center of the fabric square into the foam using the blunt end of the wooden skewer. Repeat, till the ice scream scoop is covered.

6. Glue and pin a loop of pink ribbon to the top for a hanger. Let glue dry before hanging.

Here’s another version for you, the Super-Scoop Ice Cream Cone made with a scoop of pink carnations.

Super-fun and super-sized ice cream cone for the front door. Hello, summer!

A bright red cherry tops this Super-Scoop Ice Cream Cone.

What flavor would you make your Ice Cream Cone Door Décor?

Happy crafting.

Celebrate Sunglasses Day on June 27!

Happy Sunglasses Day!

P.S. June 27 is Sunglasses Day, and though it’s a rainy one here, my little pup is celebrating. Is it sunny where you are today?


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16 Responses to Hang this no-melt ice cream cone on your front door

  1. karen608 says:

    Chocolate marshmallow ice cream is one of my favorites. Cherry nut, also. And Pistachio… so make my wreath a triple decker!

  2. roylcoblog says:

    Haha your pup looks stylin’! Wonderful craft idea. 🙂

    • Sharon says:

      He, he, thank you! He was so patient! I’ve been looking for a chance to use those glasses and finally found one. Happy weekend to you. Sharon

  3. Cookie 17 says:

    This is my I crutch in life “””ICE CREAM””””lol.This so cute..

  4. Home Seasons says:

    This is such a fun idea for summer (or year round because we always love ice cream)!

  5. Judy says:

    I think this is really a (cool) summer craft………..I am going to try it. Thanks for sharing this idea..

    • Sharon says:

      Awesome! So glad that you’re inspired. Have fun with your ice cream cone and please send a photo when you’re done. Happy crafting! Sharon

  6. LisaM says:

    I would make my flavor Huckleberry. And today it is finally sunny! 🙂
    What a fun idea. Thanks for another great tut.


    • Sharon says:

      Thank you, Lisa. I’ve never heard of huckleberry ice cream. What does it taste like? Must be a regional berry?

      • LisaM says:

        Huckleberries are at least in the Northwest. They taste sweeter than blueberries and make for a fun picking day in the mountains. Can’t wait to pick some.

      • Sharon says:

        Thanks for filling me in. I’ll have to look for them if I’m ever out that way. Sharon

  7. Lorine Mason says:

    So cute and no drips. Perfect

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