Wednesday, December 14, 2016

DIY Giant Ice Cream Cone Gift Wrapping (A fun Alternative to Christmas Stockings!)

Over the years I've done a lot of fun gift wrapping ideas on the blog.  (Remember my Fox Gift Box and my Unicorn Gift Box?)  Well, today I'm sharing a fun alternative to Christmas stockings... what about a Giant Christmas Ice Cream Cone instead?

DIY Giant Ice Cream Cone Gift Wrapping (Such a fun way to wrap Christmas and Birthday gifts!)
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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...

Fun Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Creative Kids


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!)

DIY Giant Ice Cream Cone Gift Wrapping (Such a fun way to wrap Christmas and Birthday gifts!)


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.

DIY Giant Ice Cream Cone Gift Wrapping (Such a fun way to wrap Christmas and Birthday gifts!)


Now use your mighty candy fueled strength and curl the cereal box up into a cone.  Staple that sucker shut.


DIY Giant Ice Cream Cone Gift Wrapping (Such a fun way to wrap Christmas and Birthday gifts!)


(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...)

DIY Giant Ice Cream Cone Gift Wrapping (Such a fun way to wrap Christmas and Birthday gifts!)


Shove your things inside- large items first!

DIY Giant Ice Cream Cone Gift Wrapping (Such a fun way to wrap Christmas and Birthday gifts!)


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!

DIY Giant Ice Cream Cone Gift Wrapping (Such a fun way to wrap Christmas and Birthday gifts!)

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