Tuesday, May 20, 2014

DIY Birthday Popcorn Cones & Stand

My granddaughter wanted popcorn at her birthday party. In keeping with the Rainbow Art Party theme I created popcorn cones and stand. It was inexpensive and made eating popcorn way more fun. The cones can also be filled with assorted candies for each party guest.

Another great way to decorate the cone box is with your child's hand prints dipped in finger paint. How cute (and fun) to have colorful hand prints covering the white paper.

You will need:

  • White craft paper
  • Color printer
  • White card stock
  • Clear tape
  • 6-inch wide netting, cut into 12-15" lengths
  • Postal box that is sized for shoes
  • Double-sided tape
  • Box cutter
  • Masking or painters tape
  • Cone template (found here)

How To:

  1. Assemble box, tape ends
  2. Use box cutter to cut 6 holes. Make holes large enough to hold the cones.
  3. Tape around edges of the cuts with masking or painters tape.
  4. Wrap box with white Kraft paper( like you would a gift).
  5. Use box cutter to make "X" cuts in each circle cut-out. Fold back the white paper in each hole and secure to inside of box with clear tape.
  6. Decorate box as desired. I used grosgrain ribbon and cutout the circle shapes that appeared on the cones. See attached PDF file.
  7. Print cone design on card stock paper and use the cone template to trace cone design.
  8. Cut out cone shape, roll and secure with clear tape.


Elizabeth Molina said...

I'm a teacher in Mexico, you blog is amazing, the ideas are great for my students and my son. Please continue with birthday proyects and more pictures.

Denise said...

Thank you, Elizabeth. I am glad you are able to find inspiration and ideas from the blog.