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Cone Party Favor “Bags”

by Min on 30 July 2013
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Today our hybrid/Cameo project is inspired by a German tradition, known as “Schultüte”. On their first day of school, children get these cone-shaped „bags“ from their parents, filled with sweets and small presents. Here’s a picture of me on my first day of school:

Today we will make some small ones that could be a fun party favor – or a small surprise for the first day of school after Summer vacation.

Here’s the link to your free cutting files (click image to download):  ***Sorry, but this download has expired, but you can find these files in my store***

 

Pick your paper – I used a lightweight cardstock and made sure I stayed away from any pattern with a strong “direction”, like a stripe or plaid. Pick your favorite shape and let your Silhouette Cameo do the cutting work for you (or print the png on the back of the cardstock and get to work with some scissors).

Before you glue them together prefold the glue lashes and the fold lines on the not-round versions, and bend the round one a little bit, they will come together more easily if you do.

Apply the glue and hold them together with a clothes pin until it is dry. Use a ball point pen to make sure the tip is formed nicely and glued together without a hole.

Now it’s time to embellish. I did cut strips of felt 4 x 8 in and glued them on the upper inside – fabric or tissue paper would also make good choices. The cone with the dots did also get a trim of yellow crochet lace.

All that is left to do now is filling them with something nice and tie them closed with a pretty ribbon:

These are actually very versatile – they’re great for little gifts, as birthday party favors, for Valentine’s day, for Halloween. You could also use them to hold small servings of nuts or other snacks, even ice cream cones – or make them bigger and serve some French fries in them. ;)

Oooh, and I almost forgot to mention: They also work great as advent calendars…. put numbers on them, fill them with a small surprise or sweet and put them in a basket or hang them from a string.

Happy Scrapping!

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1 Rebecca 30 July 2013 at 3:29 pm

Love the photo of you when you were young Min! What a great idea too. Can’t wait to get home from vacation and put my Cameo to work. These would be great for any party favors and I can see the grand-girls helping put them together. Great tut! Thanks for sharing your amazing creativity once again.

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2 NancyP 31 July 2013 at 5:03 am

Oh Min! What a happy memory you brought back to me. My sweet hubby use to tell me about this. The only photo I have is of his cousin Freddie holding that big cone. The photo was taken about 75 years ago!!! I’m sorry now that we didn’t continue the tradition with our children. Thanks for sharing and LOVE those little cones!

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