Paper Cones

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9" X 9" piece of cardstock (text weight paper works for this project also)
Double sided tape
Ruler or straight edge
Embellishments of your choice (I like to add Prima Flowers and Ferns punched with a Martha Stewart punch).

Fold the cardstock from corner to corner, forming a triangle. Then, unfold.

Fold one corner of the cardstock (make sure it's one of the corners that has a score through it. On this 9" X 9" square, I folded the corner down at approximately 3 3/4" measuring on each edge of the cardstock, then folding down to meet the score line).

Place the ruler at one of the "points" at the top edge of the cardstock. Place the other end of the ruler at the bottom of the cardstock~against the score line. Fold the cardstock against the ruler to score it.

Place the ruler at the second point, top edge and at the bottom point. Fold the cardstock against the ruler. This now completes the last fold of the cone.

This is what the cone will look like from the back side after the scores/folds are completed.

Apply double sided tape to one edge of the cone (either side).

Most all of the beaded fringe I've purchased is held to the twill band with a continuous thread. If the thread is cut, the beads will fall off! So, prior to cutting a length of the beaded fringe, apply a small amount of glue along the thread, making sure that it is securely affixed to the twill tape. I use Fabri-Tac by Beacon Industries. Now, you can safely cut through the twill tape without losing any beads!

Apply two sided tape to the RIGHT side of the twill tape. Then, make a few slits on each side of the center bead. This will give the "ease" necessary to go around the corner point of the paper.

Starting with the center bead, add the strip of beads to the back side of the flap. Do one edge at a time for easier placement.

Peel off the backing of the tape. Fold each side of the cone toward the center, then secure with the two sided tape.

Back side of the cone!

Front side of the cone. See it taking shape?

Punch one hole on each side of the cone (on the back side) and reinforce the holes with eyelets.

Thread a length of ribbon to the cone so it can be hung on a doorknob or displayed on a wall (the length of ribbon varies depending upon where/how it will be displayed).

Completed Cones!!


Willow said...

Kathie your cones are just beautiful...I wish I could watch you on TV, alas, I am in St. Louis, MO...Any chance you might do videos at some point? For now I will try to follow your written instructions...and I so appreciate your sharing your creativity!!! Hugs...

Etha said...

Oh wow those cones are AMAZING!! At first I thought you'd done all the beading by hand.... I was happy to see the strings come ready assembled LOL! You chose such beautiful papers, thanks for the tutorial!!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

I wanna be you! All your projects are so awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!

Lindam530 said...

Hi Kathie,

Saw you on TV this morning. I just LOVE those cones! They are too beautiful!

Kathie McGuire said...

Hi Willow~Yes, eventually I'll do videos for my blog so keep checking back. Thanks so much for your comments. They make my day!:) ~Kathie

Mar said...

these are wonderful...with so many uses
i have seen them as ornaments
but they would make awesome giftbags too!

Carolyn King said...

Kathie--your cones are stunning (as were all of your PaperTemptress projects)! You are so talented.

Hetty said...

Hello Kathie! Thanks for the Technique Thursday! Wish I could watch you on TV!! I am sure somewhere in the future we meet!!