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Valentine Gift Cones

This traditional German craft may look like a big piping bag, but it's a gift cone filled with presents and candies for any special occasion.




  • Valentine cone template
  • Medium-weight paper
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape
  • Bone folder
  • Crepe paper
  • Lace
  • White glue
  • Dresdens
  • Ribbon


  1. Step 1

    Download and print Valentine cone template. Use template to trace shape onto medium-weight paper. Cut out shape.

  2. Step 2

    Apply double-sided tape along long, straight side. Starting at tip, roll cutout into a cone shape.

  3. Step 3

    Use a bone folder to burnish inside along taped edge.

  4. Step 4

    With crepe paper, cut out a rectangle that measures 2 inches longer than the circumference of top of cone and about 4 inches shorter than length of cone. Tack one bottom edge of short side of rectangle with double-sided tape and stick short sides together. Line inside edge of cone with double-sided tape. Press crepe paper sleeve into inside of cone.

  5. Step 5

     Embellish by gluing lace around top of cone and Dresdens to the front. Tip: Place a thin rubber band over Dresdens to hold in place until glue dries. 

  6. Step 6

    Fill cone with small gifts.

  7. Step 7

    Tie a ribbon around the crepe paper to close.

The Martha Stewart Show, February 2007



Reviews (4)

  • Ltenpas 11 Jan, 2011

    I like ; you can buy finished cones or a cone making kit!

  • humbelina 2 Jan, 2009

    This is a great project! I am the queen of cone projects. What could be easier? use a cone as a base and then decorate and embelish for any occasion. Christmas, Easter, etc. You can fill them with goodies or flowers for decorating around your house. You can also make them in any size. Try it.

  • kathyvs 12 Feb, 2008

    This project is much harder than it looks. Lining up the paper for the cone is next to impossible. I think I'm going to give up and I really wanted to do this one.

  • KatharinaD 11 Nov, 2007

    In Germany this is given to children for their first day of school. Kindergarten gets you a 16" cone and first grade the 28" cone. They are called Schultueten. From their the cones developed into gift cones for other occations as well. These cones are available at They sell finished decorated and unfinished cones.