Friday, September 23, 2011

Candy Corn Favor Cone

Though I do not particularly like the taste of the candy corn, I do rather like the way it looks, so, I fill jars with it throughout the fall season. My husband occasionally grabs a handful or two and it eventually disappears. Since I like the look, but not the taste I found inspiration for creating pretty, non-edible things in it’s likeness. 

This candy corn favor cone is prefect for multiple occasions whether you use it as a favor cone or a decoration cone is up to you. You could fill them with flowers in water picks or decorative paper shreds and string a number of them together for a festive mantle trimming, fill them to make memorable gifts for those special trick-or-treaters in your neighborhood, or if you are hosting a meal this time of year you may consider tying one of these on the back of each persons chair filled with goodies reflecting your party as shown. 

You will need: 
  • Yellow, orange, and white construction or craft paper 
  • Scissors (paper cutter optional) 
  • Glue (tape optional) 
  • Hole punch 
  • Wire cutting pliers 
  • Wire clothes hanger 
  • Ribbon (suggested) 

Measure your colored paper into squares as follows: 

Yellow - 9”x9” 
Orange - 7”x7” 
White - 4”x4” 

Cut each piece into a square. 

Fold each paper in half. 

Roll each piece of folded paper into a cone shape. 

You may want to place a piece of tape over the seam to temporarily hold the cone in place. 

You may find it helpful to draw a line after folding your cone, but before applying glue. This way you can unroll the cone and it is still marked for the area to apply the glue. Then glue the cone together. 

Trim edges for a smooth top. 

Repeat until forming three cones. 

Place glue on the insides and tips of the cones. Then stack the cones one on top of the other. 

Punch holes on opposite sides of the yellow cone. 

Place ribbons over horizontal seams and tie in back. 

I chose a basic square knot and trimmed the ribbons to equal lengths. 

Bend a “U” shape to a comparable width of the opening of your cone and clip the wire. 

Bend wire ends at a 90 degree angle. 

Fit the wire through the holes and Voila!

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