Summer Ice Cream Cone - From a Witch Hat!
I'm back with one last project created from a Dollar Tree witch hat frame. You may remember the original Witch's Hat and the Spring Carrot, but now it's Summer and that means Ice Cream!
This project started out just like the others, with a witch hat frame from the dollar store.
I snipped the brim and folded it down to create the shape I needed.
After reinforcing the edges with masking tape, I traced the shape/texture of the 'cone' with chalk and a ruler on some burlap.
Then the lines were painted with craft paint.
Since the chalk gives you a thicker line, the paint lines weren't 'exact'.
after brushing off the chalk, the burlap was glued to the frame.
I used three bunches of geraniums from the craft store to create the 'ice cream'.
The leaves were removed and set aside for use in some future project. I haven't figured out what that project is yet, so if you have any ideas, shout them out in the comments!
This is where the 'learning curve' comes in. I decided to push the stems through the burlap to make holes. The problem was the mess I ended up with on the back.
So, I pulled the blooms off the stems leaving the little holes.
The blooms were attached to the burlap at each hole with hot glue.
In no time at all, the cone had ice cream!
One ice cream cone for Summer:
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So, when the witch hat frames show up at the dollar store this fall, be sure to grab a few.....you have projects to make!
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LOVE this idea! I have several paper mache cones that I used to make tussie mussies with...Now I can look into making ice cream cones out of them!! Thanks for the inspiration!!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Debbie. I'm happy to have inspired you!Delete
Ann, this is so clever and fun. I ADORE your ice cream cone wreath!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Marie. It was fun to make!Delete
Wow! That is lovely. You are so creative, seeing all these possibilities from a simple witches hat! Those leaves will be perfect for some sort of autumnal crafting I'm sure. They could be painted browns, oranges and yellows couldn't they? Or could you write or stamp letters on them and hang them up as a garland of some sort? Or could you even save them for Christmas and use them as a basis for something festive, a little frosty sparkle on the edges maybe?ReplyDelete
Great ideas, Julie! I just couldn't toss them.Delete
How cute! You are invited to share this Your Moment blog hop: https://juliejewels.blogspot.com/2022/06/your-moment-blog-hop_01470549944.htmlReplyDelete
Thank you for the invitation....on my way!Delete
Thank you, Michele!ReplyDelete
This is such a great idea! Will have to look out for a wire witches hat now, so I can try thisReplyDelete
Thank you, Natasha. I'm so glad I've inspired you to make one for yourself!Delete
What a creative way to re-purpose a piece of inexpensive crafting material! Only a creative crafter would look at the witch-hat frame and think of an ice cream cone. It looks like a cute door decoration or wall-hanging for summer decor.ReplyDelete
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Thank you so much, Carol!Delete
I love it! Great idea and great tutorial! I often use oddball leaves to fill in bare spots on other projects like wreathes and the color variations will add interest to however you use them!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Kathy. Filler on wreaths is a great idea!Delete
What a cute craft idea! I'm always amazed at what can be created from Dollar Store items! Good job!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Debbie!Delete
This is really cute! Thanks for sharing at My Big Fat Menopausal Life's Share the Wealth Party!! Hope to see you at tomorrow's party too!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much!Delete
Just adorable. It looks high end too. Thanks for sharing at Funtastic FridayReplyDelete
Thank you so much!Delete
So so cute Anne! What a fun idea for summer! Pinned!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Denise. I appreciate the pin!Delete
This is so creative!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Donna. I think I'm out of witch frame ideas...until I think of something else!Delete
Very creative and looks so pretty! I pinned it!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much. I appreciate the pin!Delete
I'm i love with this amazing creativity!ReplyDelete
That's very sweet of you to say - Thank you so much!Delete
This is fun! I think it looks really cute. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg :)ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Lydia!Delete
What a GREAT idea! I really wish I bought one of those wreath frames when I saw them:) I'll be sharing this tomorrow morning as a feature of Vintage Charm! Thanks for sharing! xo KathleenReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Kathleen. No worries, they should be in stores again in a matter of weeks!Delete
super cute and fun. Love the burlap that looks just like the cone! thanks for coming by AAH!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Debra. I've had this idea swirling in my head for quite a while and I finally got around to doing it!Delete
You've done it again! Beautiful. Featuring when my party opens up tonight!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Carol. I'll stop by tonight!Delete