DIY Cone-ucopias for Thanksgiving

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2 Hours

Thanksgiving Cone-copias as fun to make as they are to receive! Crafted from scrapbook paper,these cones make affordable party favors or double as table decorations to celebrateThanksgiving or Friendsgiving.

These Cone-ucopias start with a 12 x 12 piece of scrapbook paper that you can purchase in single sheets or in a paper pad.

You can find every pattern of paper imaginable at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. These cones are fun to create for any holiday, birthday or celebration! I made them for  Halloween last year and for  Easter.

Most scrapbook paper and pads comes in 12-inch sheets. I cut the paper into an 8 x 8 inch square, which becomes the rolled cone or Cone-ucopia. I prefer seeing pattern on the inside of the top of the cone vs. the white back of the paper, so I glue a 4 x 8 inch piece of my trimmed scrapbook paper to the back of the 8 x 8 paper with a glue stick. This is optional or you can use double-sided scrapbook paper to save this step.

Tip: Make sure you have a fresh glue stick as older ones lose their ‘stick’ after a while.

You get one cone out of 12 x 12-inch sheet of scrapbook paper.I like a mix of patterns, so if you’re assembling 4 or more cones, you can mix and match different papers without any waste.From one 12 x 12-inch sheet, cut an 8 x 8 square, a 4 x 8 rectangle and (2) 2 x 12 strips.  I only used 1 strip per cone, so you’ll have an extra strip and pattern to play with.

After gluing your 4 x 8 inch rectangle to the back of the 8 x 8 inch square, roll it into a cone, overlapping the edges. I used binder clips to form the cone shape while gluing. To glue the cone I prefer to use a glue gun as it dries almost instantly, but use the craft glue of your choice.

Tip: When using a hot glue gun, have an emergency glass of ice water available in case you get hot glue on your fingers. . . *ouch*

After the cones were glued together, I glued some fall ribbon to cover the seam, which serves as decorative trim and conceals any unsightly glue that might be visible.

Use the ribbon, decorative braid, rickrack or trim of your choice. Use a hole punch on the sides of your cone and thread your chenille stems through the holes, wrapping the ends to secure it. On a couple of cones I used two chenille stems twisted together.

I accordion pleated the 2-inch strips of paper from my trimmed scrapbook sheets, and glued a pleated paper ‘cuff’ along the top of the cones.

You can find all kinds of goodies on the scrapbook aisle of the craft store to decorate your cones. All the scrapbook stickers as well as fall ribbon were 40% off at Michaels when I was there.

Download their mobile app to your smartphone so you have their weekly coupon when you shop.

This is a fun craft you can do in an afternoon. They come together quickly, working in an assembly-line fashion, cutting your paper, gluing your cones and tying on the handles before decorating.

I cut the paper and pleated my ‘cuffs’ while watching TV the night before assembling.

Scrapbook paper runs 25 - 40 cents a sheet. You’ll use 2 sheets if you want 2 patterns for your cones. Tinsel stems or pipe cleaners are around 4 cents each. If you have a glue gun and glue sticks, you’re can assemble these cones for less than $1 each. Add the stickers or embellishments of your choice, making them as simple or as elaborate as you want.

Fill your Cone-ucopias with some paper shred and Thanksgiving treats! I filled my Cone-ucopias with some Lindt / Lindor Harvest Assorted Chocolate Truffles, harvest candy corn and foil-wrapped chocolate turkeys. Thanksgiving Cupcake Toppers with ‘thankful’, ‘grateful’ and ‘blessed’ messages were tucked inside the top of the cones. Have fun and customize the Cone-ucopias to the pilgrims sitting at your table if you’re blessed to gather together for Thanksgiving this year!

I embellished some of the cones with pumpkins. Visit via the blog link below to see those along with more photos, and find 14 more creative craft projects.

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