Tricks & Treats: DIY Halloween Treat Cones

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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*

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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.

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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.

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I loved the vintage charm of these moveable Jack-o’-Lanterns from Jolee’s Boutique, scared up at Michaels. . .

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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.

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Halloween tinsel garland from Dollar Tree adds a little shimmer and sparkle, glued inside and along the top edge of the cones. . .

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Now you’re ready to fill your cones with some paper shred and assorted Halloween candy and treats!

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 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.

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These Halloween Treat Cones are as fun to make as they are to receive!

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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.

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I also used some silver tinsel ribbon to embellish the cones and cover the seams that I had in my gift wrap stash.

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They also would make a festive or creepy addition to your Halloween table. . .

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Graveyards, Eye of Newt, Toe of Frog, Screams & Screeches and

Things That Go Bump in the Night!

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Happy Haunting!

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  31 comments for “Tricks & Treats: DIY Halloween Treat Cones

  1. mel
    October 28, 2019 at 6:08 am

    Great souvenir for Halloween party, look fantastic for tablescape too!

  2. Ann Woleben
    October 28, 2019 at 6:23 am

    So festive!

  3. October 28, 2019 at 6:38 am

    Super cute!

  4. BBM
    October 28, 2019 at 7:15 am

    I love your eye for design! These are wonderful…. I will make something similar for our Halloween party this year. Thank you!

  5. October 28, 2019 at 7:30 am

    Mary, the cones are so fun and festive. Maybe, next year I will will make these with the granddaughters. Have a wonderful week!

  6. October 28, 2019 at 8:19 am

    These are just too cute Mary! I LOVE the accordian pleated cuffs! You found so many cute things and mixed and matched, they are all over the top adorable and fun! They do not look like you made them, they look so professional! Great tutorial as well…3 more days!

  7. Ellen
    October 28, 2019 at 8:58 am

    What a SPOOKTACULAR idea!! Thank you!! 🎃🧙🏻‍♀️🧛🏻‍♂️👻❤️

  8. Cheryl Adams
    October 28, 2019 at 9:22 am

    What adorable ideas for the Halloween cones , makes a table super festive thanks!! 👻🎃🍫🔮

  9. October 28, 2019 at 9:22 am

    Who wouldn’t love to be a recipient of one of these adorable Halloween treat cones??!! Thank you for your step by step tutorial, Mary!

  10. October 28, 2019 at 9:42 am

    Mary, these are just adorable!! The perfect thing to make for Halloween, but also any other special time. I’m thinking of making some for a Giving Circle Dinner I’ll be hosting soon. Hope your week is a beautiful one, friend! Xo Lidy

  11. Virginia
    October 28, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Your imagination and creative genius continues to amaze me. Just love how each cone has a personality of it’s own. Thanks for such detailed instructions

  12. Debbie
    October 28, 2019 at 10:34 am

    Love this idea. Your creativity always amazes me. Thank you for your inspiration.

  13. anne
    October 28, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Adorable! Happy Halloween, Mary!!

  14. Sharon
    October 28, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    What a fantastic idea! Makes me want to have a Halloween party!

  15. Patricia Miller
    October 28, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    They all look great! I love the idea and am pinning it for next year!

  16. October 28, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    Yep, a true Halloween treat Mary! I’d love to find one of these on my desk at work Halloween morning:@)

  17. Sue
    October 28, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    So cute! I love that you don’t hold back when you embellish your creations! Makes them even cuter.

  18. Bonnie Morgan
    October 28, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Clever and cute.

  19. October 29, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Power back on for a few hours, of course i came to see cute things before back in the black for three days! Love the cuffs, gives them extra pizzaz, I forgot Halloween was even coming with all the real life horrors so many are facing, it’s nice to come here and forget with beautiful pics and ideas, happy Halloween to you!

    • October 29, 2019 at 11:16 am

      I can’t begin to imagine…I’m glad you have a brief reprieve! I’m hoping you have a generator to at least keep your fridge going. Stay safe.❤️

  20. barbaramantelandtablecom
    October 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Those are so darling! I’ve made cones for May Day, but never even thought about it for any other holiday – Brilliant! 💗

  21. Shirley Graham
    October 29, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Made me think of cones we used to make for May Day which I don’t do anymore! Love these & looks like fun!

  22. October 29, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    Prayers for the friend above… “A Quiet Life” I can not even imagine what she is going through. Prayers for our California Friends. 🙏🏻

    I love these cones and how perfect to make these and give to friends as a favor for Halloween Parties!

  23. Sandi Lee
    October 31, 2019 at 12:15 am

    Working on 6 right now. I always make your Tussie Mussies at Thanksgiving with the napkins. Love these for Halloween. Thanks for the DIY!

  24. Miche Ortega
    September 25, 2020 at 10:10 am

    I have never seen anything cuter. I LOVE Halloween, and I have already filled the Amazon basket with these items. Thank you so much, Mary. You are EXTREMELY talented.

  25. Ann
    September 15, 2021 at 3:24 pm

    I saw these on your blog this morning when I got up and went bonkers over them!! I dug out a few old sheets of Halloween scrapbook paper, some pipe cleaners, stickers, tissue paper, washi tape and a few orange and black tickets. After a trip to the dollar store for $3.00 worth of colorful candies, I have 5 super cute Halloween cones stuffed with treats! Glad I resisted the urge to buy more embellishments at the store as they were not needed. I will distribute the cones to my sisters this weekend at a birthday gathering. Thanks for a great idea and a super inexpensive and fun project!

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