Martha Stewart Living, Volume 35 December/January 1995/1996
Cut paper into a 3-, 4-, or 5-inch square; place face down on a flat surface.
Place compass point at one corner of the square; extend its arm to an adjacent corner. Drag the pencil across the square to form an arc; cut along arc with scissors or a utility knife. The result will be fan-shaped (below, center).
Overlap the straight sides of the paper and attach them with a thin coat of craft glue. Use a paper clip to hold the seam together while the glue dries (below, right).
Decorate the top with wired tinsel, silver rickrack, or other trim. Cut a length of trim long enough to fit around the top of the cone; glue it onto the inside or outside of rim, beginning at the seam. If using rickrack, position it halfway inside the rim so it has a scalloped effect from the outside.
To fasten a bead at the point of the cone, pull a threaded needle (with thread knotted at end) through the bead and the hole in the bottom of the cone until the bead is positioned snugly at the point. Pull string taut inside the cone, tape string to inside wall, and trim.
To attach a handle, punch holes with a 1/8-inch hole punch in opposite sides of the cone, approximately 3/8 inch from rim. String ribbon or beaded wire through holes. Secure ribbon ends with knots; curl wire ends.
Rickrack or other trim
Scissors or utility knife
1/8-inch hole punch
Needle and thread
In Victorian times, paper cones like these were filled with fruits and nuts. Made from patterned and textured paper, these modern versions are trimmed with rickrack and vintage silver tassels, and hung with ribbons and beaded wire. Brimming with sweets, the cones make wonderful little gifts or party favors.