Sunday, June 2, 2013

Pretty Paper Cone-Shaped Favors



Whenever I get a new die, i just can't wait to cut up a bunch of shapes....a kid with a new toy!  The new Barbara Walton designed Sizzix dies have such beautiful packaging that I couldn't help but pick up a few from Ben Franklin Crafts.  Even though the packages didn't have any instructions, the paper die cuts were very easy to assemble using the cover photos.  One tip: Use lightweight paper or card stock for the rosettes as thick card stock makes it difficult to accordion fold the piece.   Here are the results of just a couple of hours of cutting, taping and gluing.


It was lots of fun figuring out color combinations and very satisfying to use up my overflowing box of printed scrap paper.  I still haven't figured out what to do with these cones, but most likely they will become favors filled with sweet treats.  I'm considering using them for gift tags/cards and putting a scrolled message inside the cone.  For a paper crafting party they might be wonderful filled with assorted embellishments.  Are there any other ideas ideas out there in blogland?

5 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

Pretty use of those scraps... These make awesome treat holders too...
Great showcasing on your new die...

Niki Garcia said...

Oooo that cone would be fun to hold popcorn in for a movie themed party. For a non food idea I'd wrap up a little onesie to make it look like an ice cream cone. Such a fun die to play with!

Handmade Cuties said...

Classroom gifts! I can see excited kids. Love it :)

eunice said...

These are cute! I think they'd be perfect for a wedding...made up in the color scheme of the wedding to hold the rose petals for guests to toss at the newly married couple!

Cami said...

Your cones are so pretty! I got this die, and I put some paper flowers in them for some friends. But they can be used for so many occasions, like all the gals mentioned above. Endless uses and the best is you can use up some scraps! All of your cones are lovely and a great inspiration to make more than just a few!