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.