Share the love this Valentine’s Day with DIY Candy Cones. Affordable and fun to make with scrapbook paper, filled with sweet treats!
Happy Thursday! With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I have a fun and affordable DIY and craft to share, Valentine Candy Cones!
While they make great party favors, they would also make a sweet surprise as a doorstep delivery, filled with treats for someone who needs some love during these uncertain times while we’re staying at home!
These candy cones are fun to assemble and go together quickly once you have gathered all your supplies!
I’ve made them for Easter, Halloween and most recently, Thanksgiving as Cone-ucoias!
You’ll start with some Valentine-themed scrapbook paper. I picked up a scrapbook paper pad at Michaels but you can also buy single sheets of scrapbook paper in every pattern imaginable at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. These cones are fun to create for any holiday, birthday or celebration. I’ve included some affiliate links at the bottom of this post for your convenience if you’d rather shop from home.
Most scrapbook paper and pads comes in 12 inch sheets. I cut the paper into 8 x 8 inch squares, which are the rolled part of the cone.
I like some pattern on the inside of the top of cone when it’s rolled so the white back of the paper isn’t visible, so I glued a 4 x 8 inch piece of paper to the back of the 8 x 8 piece of paper. I used a glue stick so the paper would stay nice and flat when glued. This step is optional. If you can find double-sided scrapbook paper, you’ll save this step.
You can get one cone out of 12 x 12 sheet of scrapbook paper. I like to mix and match patterns so if you’re assembling 4 or more cones you can swap out the different papers easily without any waste. From one 12 x 12 sheet, cut an 8 x 8 square, a 4 x 8 rectangle and (2) 2 x 12 strips. I only used 1 strip per cone, so you’ll have an extra strip and pattern to play with.
After gluing your 4 x 8 inch rectangle to the back of the paper, roll your 8″ square into a cone, overlapping the edges. I used a binder clip to help the cones keep their shape while gluing, using a glue gun as it dries quickly.
After the cones were glued together, I glued some ribbon and silver tinsel to the front of the cones to cover the seam. It adds a decorative touch and helps conceal any unsightly glue that shows on the seam of your cone. Use the ribbon, decorative braid, rickrack or trim of your choice.
I accordion pleated the 2 inch strips of paper from my trimmed scrapbook sheets, gluing a pleated paper ‘cuff’ along the top of the cones.
Use a hole punch on the sides of your cone and thread your chenille stems through the holes, wrapping the ends to secure it.
I used two to three chenille stems twisted together on the cones.
I found Valentine stickers on the scrapbook aisle at Michaels. Download their mobile app to your smartphone so you have their weekly coupon when you shop.
Fill your cones with some paper shred and assorted Valentine’s Day candy and treats!
This is a fun craft you can do in an afternoon. They come together quickly if you work in an assembly-line fashion, cutting your paper, gluing your cones and tying on the handles before decorating. Make sure you have a fresh or new glue stick to glue your paper together as an older ones tend to lose their ‘stick’.
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Thank you for sharing this. It seems like such a fun thing to make and give!
These are beautiful. Would make anyone feel loved to receive them!
Mary, these are so fun and festive! The bright color palette is perfect for a sweet Valentine treat! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction
What a darling idea! 🤗💝💘
Mary, I love your adorable DIY candy cones and yes they would be perfect to leave on a door of someone who could use a little cheer. My EM would be so excited to make these ♥️Happy Thursday!
Your candy cones are too cute and adorable, Mary! And so much fun to make! And I love how they can be made for any occasion or celebration, too!
The Valentine candy cones would be a fun craft and more fun to be the recipient of one! Thanks for sharing, Mary! ❤️
These are so cute! I love the little embellishments. Pinned!
Mary, Your Valentine’s cones are so cute! Finding such a nice treat on the door would be a great treat. Love your step by step instructions and tips. It would brighten the souls of the older population who have been shut in for the past year. Enjoy your day! Clara❤️
You are always busy being cute! 😉
Just adorable Mary, who wouldn’t be thrilled to find one on their doorknob! Great tutorial too, I’ve got to get some of those mini clips, so handy for crafting!
Mary, there is always so many delightful aspects to your creations. These little Valentine cones are uber cute, and would make the cutest gift on a tablescape.
Thanks again for the inspiration.
This is so cute and reminds me of my childhood. Maybe I should make some of these this year and deliver them around my neighborhood :)
So sweet! Can’t wait to make these and all your Holiday Cornucopias! Thanks Mary and may lovely Valentines come your way!
Very cute Mary! A welcome gift for sure:@)
Mary! This is just what I needed today! How ever did you know? Well, actually it is a day late, but that is okay, I am still going to use your idea with my granddaughters next week! I really wanted to make some of these in white, perhaps even dollies for my Valentine’s tablescape and could not figure out how exactly to make them…and here you come along with the perfect instructions! I have already photographed my Valentine’s table, buy I promise you, you will likely see these sweet little candy cones appearing on a table sometime later this year! Thanks for the step by step instructions!
You always have such fun and festive ideas for the holidays and seasons!
Took this idea and made Fourth of July snacks on the pontoon boat when watching fireworks…they were a HIT…next…Valentine’s Day!! franki
Mary, these are just so pretty! I was thinking about what I could do for my neighborhood, and this is exactly what I need! What a wonderful gift for someone to find on their front door handle. Thanks for sharing. They are truly so sweet!
These are so darn cute! Leaving them at the door is such a great idea!
Once again… so cute!
I think these are so charming !! Im going to Michael’s Saturday, hopefully they will have wedding items to make these !!
Thanks so much for sharing !
You are such a sweetheart and so thoughtful too. 💕 What a darling Valentine to give. Each time you make them, they just get cuter! You are cranking out such great treats, I have to make the peanut butter chocolate chip, no flour cookies yet! Haha. By the way, please look for an email from me sent a few minutes ago, (hope it didn’t go to your spam), as it is a special quick clip of a Cardinal perching on a ladies finger! Awesome to see. ♥️
Mary, these Valentine’s cones are adorable. I love amy paper craft and you have hit the jackpot with this idea. I especially like the accordion collar. Pinning to remember for a future party.
What a cute way to give a valentine. I’ve never seen anything like it. I love the pleated folds at the top. You are so creative and your pictures are great. Thanks for being in the hop.
How sweet would this be to receive!? Such a fun and colorful craft idea.