Happy new week! Recently, my sis and I created a floral cone and loved it. Thought I'd show you how we did it. Maybe you'd like to make one, too.
This chicken wire cone is like a blank canvas, and you can do so many things with it, once you make it. I made a big one, it measures about 8 wide and 18 long. I like to hang it on our back deck on a door, but brought it inside to show you. Here are some close ups:
To make one of your own, getcherself some chicken wire (hardware store), and a pair of clipping shears. Prepare a cone form from a piece of posterboard. You can try to make the cone without this posterboard form, but I don't recommend it. It's harder than it looks to get the shape just right without a form (experience talking there).
Wrap the chicken wire around the cone form and clip the wire excess. Twist the wires around each other where the ends meet, to form the cone.
To create the hanger, cut a piece of the wire from the leftovers, about 18" long or so. Wrap the ends around the cone and twist the wire around itself.
Fill the cone with paper of choice. I used 2 12x12 sheets by Prima. Love their papers. Now, as you are working with the cone, those edges may annoy you...and if they do, just stick the wire cone inside your posterboard cone and now it won't poke you anymore. :)
Gather some seam binding or ribbons and tie to the front of the cone.
If you like, add a little welcome tag to the cone as well. Here is one I made, and punched a hole in the top.
Okay so, after I added it to the cone, I thought maybe you'd like one for yourself. You can download this tag here: Download welcometag.pdf
Print in on your highest quality printer setting onto white card stock.
Lastly, add some flowers, right? Our backyard is blooming in all it's glory right now, so I used lilacs and small cherry blossom branches to fill the cone. Fill a plastic cup with water and tuck it into the inside of the cone. Fill it with flowers.
I tucked some tissue paper down into the cone before I added this cup, to raise the cup a little higher.
There ya go! Hope you try one! I wanted to show this tutorial before Mother's Day, thinking it'd be a fun home spiffer upper or a nice gift, but I didn't get the time to do that. With all the fresh flowers in bloom right now, it's a fun and interesting way to display them!
AND another thing.... Sandra Evertson recently posted a delightful and beautiful project on her blog that you can make for yourself. Check it out. AND, that sweet Charlotte Lyons posted the most darling Mother's Day gift on her blog this morning. Check that out, too! It gave me goosies! She's got some kinda cool daughters she does she does. File that one under Father's Day gifts I am thinking.