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How to Make a Farmhouse Ice Cream Cone Holder DIY
- Silhouette Cameo
- Ice cream cone holder cut file
- You will need 1 sheet of 12×12 coverstock and 1 sheet of 8 1/2×11 coverstock. I had a hard time finding it in 12×12 sheets so I purchased these 11×17 sheets and cut it down to 11×11 and it worked perfect for this project.
- Regular printer paper
- I love my HP printer with their Instant Ink program. I can print all the full color pages I want and never run out of ink!
- Hammered metal spray paint
- Spray adhesive
- Hot glue gun & glue stick
Start by cutting out the ice cream cone holder template and ends with your Silhouette Cameo. For coverstock paper, I like to use the following settings: Blade – 8; Speed – 1 ; Thickness – 33; Overcut – 0.1mm on each.
Fold the template pieces on the dotted lines.
Using your hot glue gun, attach one of the ends to each side of the ice cream cone holder. Save the 3rd end for later. You may notice in the pictures that I cut out 5 end pieces. I thought I would need more support, but the coverstock is very sturdy and they were not needed.
Spray the outside of the ice cream cone holder with the hammered metal spray paint. You will need to get some parts very saturated for the hammered effect to appear (the paper is very porous so it absorbs the paint).
While the paint is drying, print out the wood texture pieces on a piece of cardstock. I set them up with the print & cut feature in my Silhouette and then quickly cut the two pieces.
Add spray glue to the inside of the ice cream cone holder sides and secure the wood texture pieces. Then glue the 3rd end piece in the middle for a bit of extra support.
To really make the ice cream cone holder DIY look like a vintage treasure, I decided I needed some striped cone wrappers. Soft pastel stripes make me think of old-fashion ice cream parlors! Print the cone wrappers out on regular printer paper with the print & cut feature. Then cut them out. Wrap them around the bottom of the cones and secure with glue.
Now you are ready for the perfect summer activity: ice cream cone bar! Add your favorite fixings and enjoy some time with the family.
Summer is all about entertaining, check out these other fun ideas for your next summer party.
Have a wonderful summer!