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Russel Stover sent me some chocolates to try out and invited me to write a post about Christmas stocking stuffer Ideas. Well... I gotta be honest... we don't usually do stockings around here. So I consulted with some gal pals and then realized... why does it have to be a stocking? Why can't I stuff something else?
And hence the giant ice-cream cone was built!
How to Make a Giant Ice Cream Cone (To Hold Gifts)
First, grab your stocking stuffer items. Here are some things that my son will be receiving this year...
While writing this post, I consumed several pieces of candy. Sorry! Had to test it out before giving the gift to him...you know how it goes....
(And in case you're wondering, the bars, mini Santas, and peppermint bark were my faves!)
Let's get wrapping! Grab your largest cereal box. (We get huge boxes of gluten free cheerios, so that's what I used.) Open up the box. Then cut out a half circle as best as you can.
Now use your mighty candy fueled strength and curl the cereal box up into a cone. Staple that sucker shut.
(Side note: Many apologies to my HS geometry teacher. Sorry Mr. Lamb! I do realize now that curling up a half circle will not make a perfect cone. See my fingers dangling out? But no worries, I stuffed a big wad of tissue paper inside that to fill it in. Consider it ice cream dripping out of your cone...)
Shove your things inside- large items first!
Use masking tape to decorate your cone.
Then, crumple up some balls of tissue paper to cover the items. Tape on a piece of colorful tissue paper on top to create a mound of ice cream. Repeat this process to create another scoop of ice cream on top.
Don't forget to hot glue on pom pom sprinkles for an extra special touch.
If you're looking to wow the kids with some more unique-looking gifts...
7 More Fun and Unique Ways to Wrap Gifts!
Happy making, friends!