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Valentine's Day Crafts | Make Paper Cones

Valentine’s Day Crafts | Make Paper Cones
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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner but it’s not too late to get crafting projects done for the holiday.   Valentine’s Day paper cones are a quick craft to make and can be made for decoration or filled with sweets for gift giving.

Valentines Day Paper Cones
Valentines Day Paper Cones

Materials Needed for Valentine’s Day Cones:

  • Scrapbook paper in pink, red and white patterns
  • Paper ephemera such as paper lace hearts, Valentines Day stickers, and cut outs of paper hearts
  • Tape
  • Hole Punch
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • Ribbon, string or yarn
  • Wax paper

Directions to Make Valentine’s Day Cones:

  • Trace a circle onto the scrapbook paper and cut the circle out.  I traced a cookie tin, but you can also use a compass to create a perfect circle.  Circles should be about 12″ across.  The smaller the circle, the smaller the cones will be.
  • Draw an intersection through the center of the circle to create 4 equal parts and cut them out.  Each section will make one cone.

    Cut a paper circle into four sections like so Cut a paper circle into four sections like so
  • Paper cones can be a little stubborn to form at first so it helps to mold them with your hands a little before you craft with them.  Roll the cones into shape a few times before taping them into place.

    From flat paper to cone shape From flat paper to cone shape
  • Use your hold punch to make 2 holes at the top of the cone.  The top is the open end of the cone, not the pointed part.  The holes should be opposite each other.
  • Next, decorate the cone rims with glitter.  To do this, apply a thin line of glue around the perimeter of the cone and then sprinkle glitter onto the glue.
  • Place cones upside down on wax paper while the glue dries.
  • Cut paper hearts from scrapbook papers, doilies, or scrap paper.  Cut hearts of various sizes so that you can layer them.
  • Apply a thin border of glitter around some of the hearts if you like.
  • You can also create layered of paper hearts if you prefer.  For example, a glitter lined heart can be glued to a larger paper heart.  I also glued buttons to the center of some of mine.
  • Set the hearts aside to dry.
  • If you want to add paper strips or ribbon around the paper cones then glue them on and allow them to dry.

    Cones and hearts are set aside to dry Cones and hearts are set aside to dry
  • When cones and decorated hearts are dry, glue the hearts to the outside of the cones.
  • Attach a ribbon or string through the holes of the cone and tie a knot.

    Ribbon is attached to the paper cones Ribbon is attached to the paper cones
  • You can fill the hearts with decorative paper shreds, Valentine’s messages, candies and sweets.

    Valentines Day Paper Cones hung for decoration Valentines Day Paper Cones hung for decoration

Hang them for decoration or give them away to loved ones.  Enjoy a festive Valentine’s day!

Bonnie Thomas


Bonnie Thomas


Bonnie Thomas shares her ideas and instructions for simple Yankee crafts. Bonnie Thomas works full time as a child and family therapist in Southern Maine and is also an established artist and author. She has published two books via Jessica Kingsley Publishing, titled Creative Coping Skills for Children: Emotional Support Through Arts and Crafts Activities and Creative Expression Activities for Teens: Exploring Identity Through Art, Craft and Journaling. Don't miss her latest book, How to Get Kids Offline, Outdoors, and Connecting With Nature
Updated Monday, February 11th, 2013
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