March 6, 2012

TUTORIAL: Easter Snack Cones + an Easter Blog Hop!




Easter is soon approaching, and this tutorial is so simple and versatile that you could even get the kids involved in making them! :)

Use the cones as centerpiece decorations or snack cones for your Easter Dessert Tables, as Easter decor on a mantle, as party favor cones or even as teacher's gifts filled trinkets and candy!



Materials Needed:

* A4 (8" x 11") Patterned scrapbook paper (I used the ones from Bird's Party Easter Bunny Kit and printed them onto 220g white cardstock)
Easter Bunny cut-outs (I used the ones from Bird's Party Easter Bunny Kit) but you could use bows, beads, buttons, photos or anything else you fancy
* Scissors
* Ruler
* Pencil
* Double-sided tape
* Optional: Ribbon


How to make your Easter Snack Cones:

1. Start by measuring the center point along the length and width of your A4 paper, then join the dots to draw a diamond shape onto your scrapbook paper. If you use a printable scrapbook paper you could print the pattern on both sides or leave the back blank like I did below (I used the blank side to measure).


2. Cut out the diamond shape and use the template to draw on the other A4 sheets.


4. Roll your diamond-shaped paper onto a cone by rolling along the widest sides.
5. Now add some double-sided tape along the opening.


6. Add some more tape to the cut outs or embellishments.
7. Attach them where you like on the cones.


8. If using as a desserts table centerpiece: Add a polystyrene (or floral oasis) block to a planter or pot, and make holes on the block using a pencil.

9. Insert your cones in the holes with the help of a lollipop stick placed inside each cone to keep them upright, and fill with candy, popcorn or snacks. Cover the gaps in the planter with fake grass, pebbles, more candy or moss stones (from your local craft stores or garden center).


Off course these also make great Easter gifts and party favor containers. Simply wrap with some clear cellophane (I used my trusty GiftGloss® Kit!) and tie with a pretty ribbon! Easy!


Oh, but that's not all!! Today I'm joining some fabulous blogging friends to share our Easter Party Ideas with you!



* Kim from The Celebration Shoppe with a totally lovely Easter bunny cake tutorial + free printables
* Callye of The Sweet Adventures of Sugar Belle to learn how to make lovely burlap Easter bunny cookies
* Christi of Love from the Oven to make a variety of chocolate dipped peeps
* Amy of Living Locurto for free “Happy Easter” printables

So "hop on" over to see the more inspiring Easter party ideas! :)

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