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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 Gift Cones

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, February 2007

materials

  • Medium-weight paper

  • Scissors

  • Double-sided tape

  • Bone folder

  • Crepe paper

  • Lace

  • White glue

  • Dresdens

  • Ribbon

steps

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

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

  3. Use a bone folder to burnish inside along taped edge.

  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.  

    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. Fill cone with small gifts.

  7. Tie a ribbon around the crepe paper to close.

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