by Beate Johns
Create a paper cone to hold treats or small gifts, with just cardstock and patterned paper.
Place your patterned paper face down, and trace a half circle onto it with the help of a plate or other circular template.
Use a circle cutter combine step one and two.
Cut out your half circle.
Mark the center of the straight edge on the back of the patterned paper .
Place your paper in your paper trimmer. Center the mark you made over your cutting groove. Line up the paper so you will cut off about 1/4th of your semi circle.
Apply Scor-Tape to one of the straight edges on the back of your patterned paper.
Flip paper over and add a small piece of Scor-Tape to the top of the patterned side of your paper cone.
Remove the backing of your adhesive tape, and roll your paper into a cone, beginning with the patterned side with the adhesive.
Before rolling your cone, soften your paper by rubbing it over the edge of your desk a few times. This will break the fibers in the paper and will make it easier to roll.
On one of your 11" cardstock strips add a strong adhesive tape to each end, and also add glue dots across the top of the strip, at even intervals.
Line up one end of your paper strip near the seam of your paper cone and begin wrapping it around the top edge.
Continue to wrap the border around the top of your cone.
Because of the shape of the cone, the bottom part of the border will not lay flat against the cone.
Take your other 11" long strip and add Scor-Tape; to each end.
Adhere each end to the inside of your cone to create handles.
Add brads through the handles to reinforce them.
Embellish your cone - JustRite™ stamps and satin ribbon and flowers were used in the sample.
Close it up
Tape a strip of tissue paper on the top of the inside of your cone. Add goodies and tie the tissue paper strip shut.
Create a bigger cone and turn it upside down. Add an elastic band to the hat instead of a paper handle.
Turn your cone upside down and add a head made with a styrofoam ball or a die cut.