Scrap Paper Goodie Cones
These versatile cones may be filled with candy, silk flowers, or even little cookies for a sweet and decorative gift.
Designed by Hilary Stephens courtesy of Environmental Technology, Inc.
- Double Sided heavyweight scrapbook paper
- Fancy Edging Scissors
- White Glue
- Hole Punch
- Waxed Paper
- Disposable Foil Pan
- Nitrile or Protective Gloves
- EasyCast® Epoxy or EnviroTex Lite® coating 8oz. kit
- Mixing Cups and Sticks
- Drinking Straws
- Styrofoam Sheet or Empty Box
- Decorative Ribbon
With one large designer paper sheet, fold corner to corner to create a triangle shaped piece of paper.
Position the fold nearest to you. Then fold one side of the triangle to meet the fold. You can now see the shape of the cone!
With pencil, sketch a semi circle cutting line about eight inches from the point. Cut cone from paper sheet.
Unfold the paper and smooth the fold lines.
Use the edging scissors to create a fancy edge around the top of the cone.
Starting at one edge, fold the paper along the fold lines into a three sided cone shape. There will be a double layer of paper at the back of the cone. The ribbon will be threaded through the back panel of the cone and the double layer of paper adds strength for this purpose.
Secure the cone shape by applying a very thin line of glue to the two long sides of the outside fold and press together to create a cone shape. The back section will be an overlapping layer of paper. A paperclip can hold the cone in this shape while the glue dries.
Place cone into a clean mix cup while the glue dries.
Punch one or two holes in the back of the cone to thread the ribbon through.
Secure the drinking straw into the Styrofoam or box holder.
Put on the gloves. Mix two ounces of the EasyCast or EnviroTex Lite exactly per the instructions in the box.
Hold the cone over the cake pan and pour the coating on the inside and outside of the cone; thoroughly covering the paper.
Use a plastic spoon to scoop up and reapply the coating to the cone several times.
Turn the cone upside down onto the straw and let it cure 24 hours.
Pull and twist to remove the straw and finish the cone by attaching the decorative hanging ribbons.