Friday, March 11, 2011

Project: Easter Cone

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Here's an easy and elegant project for Easter.  Free Frames SVG file can be found below.
My usual guidelines (found at bottom of blog) for use apply:  You may make this for personal use or in small quantities for craft show sales.  You must get written permission from me before teaching.

Supplies:
-         Paper Mache Cone-- 10.63” x 4”
-         12” x 12” paper – K & Company “Life’s Journey”, cut to fit
-         Vintage Image—Victorian Image Crafts “Easter Collage Sheet”
   Printed on white cardstock
-         Delta Acrylic Paint—Nectar + Antique White (1:2)
-         Cricut and SCAL program or similar chipboard frames
-         Pink Crepe Paper—72”
-         Ribbon Lace—13”, Spare Parts
-         1.5” Wired Organza Ribbon—24”
-         Tassel
-         Grungepaper
-         Glitter—Stampendous “Pink Fine”
-         Distress Ink—Victorian Velvet
-         Jewel Embellishments
-         Tissue Paper
-         Floral stems
Basic Supplies Needed:
-         Workable Fixative
-         Sobo Glue
-         Glue Gun
-         Foam Brush
-         Craft Knife
-         Drill
INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Choose your vintage image. (Image used is from www.vintageimagecrafts.com).  Print image on white cardstock and
 spray with fixative.
2.  Taking the 12 x 12 paper, wrap paper around cone and mark inside with pencil for a cutting guide.  (Photo 1)  Unroll paper from cone and cut on your pencil lines.  After cutting, your paper should look like a rounded triangle. (Photo 2)
3.  Apply glue to back of paper and wrap paper around cone.  Smooth out using your fingers.  Using a craft knife, trim excess paper from top of cone.  (Photo 3)
4. Paint inside and top edge of cone.  I only painted about 2-3” into the cone as the cone will be filled. (Photo 4).  Once paint is dry, drill hanging holes into cone.
5.  Using the Cricut and the SCAL file available HERE, cut the frames out of Grungepaper.  If you don’t have  Cricut/SCAL, use a similar chipboard frame.  Paint the bottom frame’s opening and edge as shown below.  Bottom frame piece has the smaller circle opening (Photo 5).
6.  Glue the frames together and when dry, glue and glitter the top and sides of the frame (Photo 6).  Place the vintage image behind the frame and cut it to fit. Glue image to back of frame.
7.  Cut crepe paper into two 18” strips.  Create a ruffle by pleating and hot gluing around the top of the cone.  It helps to use a compass to mark an even pencil line around the edge of the cone so that the crepe paper will be glued on straight.  Leave about a ½” of crepe paper showing above the rim of the cone. (Photo 7)  Using the Distress Ink, gently brush over folds and top of ruffle.  Press portion of ruffle above the cone back gently.
8.  Using hot glue, attach the lace to the bottom edge of the crepe paper ruffle.
9.  Gently bend the frame and using hot glue, attach to the cone.  (Photo 8)
10.  Using the craft knife, carefully cut through the crepe paper covering the drilled handle holes.  Gently pull each end of the ribbon through those holes and knot. (Photo 9)
11.  Slice off a small piece of the tip of the cone and insert the string end of the tassel.  Hot glue to hold. (Photo 10)
12.  Add jewel embellishments as desired. (Photo 11)
13.  Stuff cone with tissue paper and place florals in the top of the cone.  Hot glue if necessary to hold in place.  Hang and enjoy!

8 comments:

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [12 Mar 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Trisha said...

This is a beautiful little project. A friend and I have made something similar for years for May Day. Thanks for sharing the frame file.

Karen said...

Beautiful piece. Love the soft colours you've used.

Sue in CT said...

Very pretty!

Anita said...

Thank you so much for this project and file. I love vintage. Anita in OK

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on Mar. 12, 2011. Thanks again.

Vicki said...

Just beautiful! I'm following you now too! I have two paper mache cones waiting to be decorated for spring. I just can't decide if I'm doing Easter or a spring nest. So nice to meet you.

starrgazer said...

Fantastic blog, which I now am following! I live in Michigan as well. I just started a blog too, I would love any feedback or advice! http://starrgazercreates.blogspot.com