We’re excited to bring you an adorable post from our friend Lauren Gores Ireland, who is an L.A.-based lifestyle blogger. You can find more of her musings over at You & Lu. Today she’s sharing an adorable DIY ornament idea that you’re definitely going to want to try out yourself! Take a peek…
Hi everyone, it’s Lauren from You & Lu. Today I will be showing you how to bring a sweet summertime memory to your Christmas tree with DIY ice cream cone ornaments! Grab your girls and indulge in a crafts day (with spiked hot cocoa, obviously)! The ornaments are quick and easy to make, yet they’ll stand out on your tree and grab the attention of even your craftiest friends. Plus, who doesn’t love an excuse to play with sprinkles?!
Below is what you will need and how to make these ornaments. You can also check out last year’s Scrabble-inspired ornaments I shared here on LaurenConrad.com!
Here’s What You Will Need:
- clear ornament balls
- sprinkles or confetti
- metallic wrapping paper cut into 5”x5” squares
- hot glue gun
Here’s How to Make Them:
1. Create a cone shape from your square sheet of wrapping paper by folding an outer edge inward toward the opposite side.
2. Hold the cone in place by using hot glue. Allow to dry for a minute.
3. Fill your ornament with sprinkles! An easy trick for making this step spill-free is to place the end of your cone into the top opening of the ornament, working as a ‘funnel’ for your filling. If the opening isn’t wide enough, you can simply pour the sprinkles in directly. Fill about ¾ way and secure the top.
4. Spread hot glue around the rim of the cone, and place the bottom of the ornament inside. Note, a small opening will appear at the front — you can minimize it by slightly adjusting the round ornament downward.
5. Cut a strip of raffia ribbon (roughly 15”-20”) to wrap around the cone. Place a small dot of hot glue at the top of the cone, as your starting point with the raffia. Wrap it continuously around the cone (creating a crisscross pattern), and hold the end in place with another small dot of hot glue. If needed, you can add a few more dots of glue at crossing points underneath the raffia.
6. Cut a 5-inch piece of festive ribbon to be used as the ornament tie. Loop the ribbon through the top opening of the ornament and knot it.
7. Hang on your tree and ENJOY!
Will you be recreating these sweet DIY ornaments?
Let us know if you do in the comments!
XO Team LC