These Halloween Treat Cones are as fun to make as they are to receive! Affordable to scare up using scrapbook paper for Halloween party favors or as a table decoration to add some nostalgia or bit of vintage charm.
Happy Monday and Halloween Week! These Halloween Treat Cones are a fun little DIY and add a little vintage charm as a decoration or Halloween party favor. They’re fun to assemble and go together quickly once you have all your supplies gathered together.
To make these Halloween treat cones, you’ll need some scrapbook paper. I had some leftover paper from a Recollections Halloween paper pad that I found at Michaels a few years ago.
You can also find single sheets of scrapbook paper in every pattern imaginable at Hobby Lobby or Michaels. These cones would be fun to create for any holiday, birthday or celebration!
I cut the paper into 8 x 8 inch squares, using the same method as with my Patriotic Tussie Mussies. I prefer these cones with some pattern on the inside of the top of cone so the white backside of the paper isn’t visible. I glued a 4 x 8 inch piece of paper to the back of the 8 x 8 piece of paper with a glue stick so it would lay nice and flat and add some pattern to the inside of the top of the cone when rolled.
Tip: Use double-sided patterned scrapbook paper to skip this step.
Roll your 8″ square of scrapbook paper into a cone, overlapping the edges slightly. I used a glue gun as it dries quickly, while using a binder clip to help the cone keep its shape while gluing.
After the cones were glued together, I ran a bead of glue down the front seam to attach some decorative trim which also helps conceal any extra glue that might show on the seam of your cone. Use the ribbon, decorative braid or trim of your choice.
Tip: When using a hot glue gun, have an emergency glass of ice water available in case you get hot glue on your fingers. . . *ouch*
I picked up a package of assorted orange and black tinsel stems from Hobby Lobby. Use a hole punch on the sides of your cone and thread your stem through the holes, wrapping the ends to secure it. I used two chenille stems twisted together per cone.
Now the fun begins, decorating your cones! I found all kinds of goodies on the scrapbook aisle of the craft store. All the Halloween scrapbooking supplies were 50% off at Michaels and Hobby Lobby.
I loved the vintage charm of these moveable Jack-o’-Lanterns from Jolee’s Boutique, scared up at Michaels. . .
I cut some 2 inch strips of paper from my trimmed scrapbook sheets and accordion pleated them, then glued a pleated paper ‘cuff’ along the top of the cones.
Halloween tinsel garland from Dollar Tree adds a little shimmer and sparkle, glued inside and along the top edge of the cones. . .
Now you’re ready to fill your cones with some paper shred and assorted Halloween candy and treats!
Peanut Butter Kisses in orange & black wax wrappers, Mellowcreme Pumpkins, Candy Twist Pops and Pixy Stix were added for some nostalgic appeal, scared up from Dollar Tree and Target. I also added some shiny foil-wrapped Jacks, ghosts and skellies, along Dove Milk Chocolates.
These Halloween Treat Cones are as fun to make as they are to receive!
They come together quickly if you work in an assemble-line fashion, cutting your paper, gluing your cones and tying on the handles before decorating.
I also used some silver tinsel ribbon to embellish the cones and cover the seams that I had in my gift wrap stash.
They also would make a festive or creepy addition to your Halloween table. . .
Graveyards, Eye of Newt, Toe of Frog, Screams & Screeches and
Things That Go Bump in the Night!