Nothing screams summertime dessert like ice cream! Make it into a fun garland for an ice cream party.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
You know I couldn’t help myself there. This month’s FloraCraft® Make It: Fun challenge is all about the foam cones, and the first thing that came to my mind when I saw them was ice cream cones. Wouldn’t this Ice Cream Garland be super cute for an ice cream party? Or just fun for summer!
FloraCraft® Make It: Fun 3″ Foam Cones
FloraCraft® Make It: Fun Smooth Finish
FloraCraft® Make It: Fun Diamond Dust
Brown acrylic paint
Hot glue gun
Stick bamboo skewers through the center of the cones. This will make handling them much easier. Apply a layer of the Smooth Finish over the sides of the cone as directed on the jar. Smooth as much as you can but don’t worry about ridges.
These cones are flat on top so bring the Smooth Finish to a point to get the look of an ice cream cone.
Allow to dry for several hours
Lightly sand the cones to achieve a relatively smooth surface. It doesn’t have to be perfect.
Be sure to wipe off all dust from sanding then paint the cones brown. I used Americana Multi-Surface Satin acrylic paint in Brown Sugar.
While the paint is drying, cut the fabric into 1-2″ strips. The length of the strips doesn’t matter (in case you have small fabric scraps) but you will need at least 24-36″ total, depending on how tightly you wrap the fabric.
Roll the fabric strips into tubes and glue the tube closed by running the adhesive along the edge of the fabric.
Once the cones are dry, hot glue the rolled fabric along the top edge of the cone.
Continue to glue and wrap, working your way up and inside each row of fabric. If the skewer gets in your way go ahead and remove it.
Left: Continue wrapping the fabric to create the look of ice cream. Use a hair dryer to get rid of any hot glue strings.
Right: Apply small daubs of Decoupage to various parts of the ice cream then sprinkle with Diamond Dust. The Decoupage will dry clear and leave little sparkles on the ice cream that look like ice cream frost.
Repeat with all of the cones and fabric for a total of 5 ice cream cones.
Thread embroidery floss through a needle and use it to string the ice cream cones into a garland by piercing through the tops of the ice cream.
For contrast, I wrapped small paper doilies around some of the cones.
Isn’t it fun? Now I need to have an ice cream party!
What do you think? Does it look good enough to eat??
I think I’m hooked on this Glitter Dust. I want to glitter all the things!
Thursday 8th of August 2019
Oh my word! These are just too precious! What a fun idea!
Wednesday 7th of August 2019
Super duper cute I am pinning!!! Have a great day, Kippi
Tuesday 6th of August 2019
Congratulations! Your post will be featured this week at The Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home! --Jennifer
Monday 5th of August 2019
This is so cute! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's bash: http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/make-it-pretty-monday-week-303/ Hope you have a lovely week! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
Monday 5th of August 2019
Hello! Visiting you from Saturday Sharefest. This garland is so cute and your photos are beautiful. Have a nice day!