Today I have a quick, DIY spring gift idea, thanks to Debra Quartermain sharing her Simple, Spring Flower Cones. These colorful cones are so blooming sweet! And easy enough that you can make multiples for Teacher Appreciation Week and Mother’s Day. In fact, these pretty flower arrangements work up fast enough that you can still make the trio for your Easter table centerpiece. Use the flowers, paper or fabric you have on hand, or change it up with new favorites.
To make Simple, Spring Flower Cones, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: Three, 9” cones
- Scrapbook paper, three 12” x 12” sheets (Debra used vellum paper) or fabric
- Silk flowers, three (Debra used large gerbera daisies)
- Fabric brads or buttons, nine
- Thick, white craft glue
- Low-temp glue gun
- Tools needed: Scissors; pencil; wire cutters
To make Simple, Spring Flower Cones:
1. Cut out your paper or fabric to cover the cone:
- Place foam cone on the edge of a sheet of scrapbook paper or piece of fabric.
- Roll the cone across the paper while tracing the bottom curve with a pencil.
- Roll cone back to the edge, tracing the curve at the top of the cone. Add ½” along the top line.
- Trace around the bottom of the cone on unused portion of paper or fabric.
- Cut out both pieces.
2. Cover your cone:
- Wrap cone piece around the cone, overlapping and gluing the seam at the back.
- At top of cone, fold down excess paper and glue to secure.
- Glue circle to the bottom of the cone.
- Repeat for all three cones.
3. Dip brad ends in glue and insert three brads, evenly spaced, down front of each cone. Or, glue buttons to the front of each cone.
4. Trim flower stems to 3”. Dip ends in glue, and insert into tops of cones.
I hope you’ll join me Friday for a very last-minute Easter craft. When Patty Schaffer showed me her most recent creation yesterday, I fell in love and knew I had to share it with you. Yes, it’s going to be last minute, but it’s not to be missed. You can make it a family project over Easter weekend, and you’ll have a gorgeous and memorable keepsake for years to come.
See you Friday, and happy crafting!