DIY Ice Cream Cone and Letter Garland

By March 27, 2017 DIY Crafts No Comments
DIY Ice Cream Cone Garland and Letter Banner Tutorial
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Did you know that after chocolate and vanilla, butter pecan and mint chocolate chip are the next favorite flavors in America? Now you do! Did you also know you can turn a simple set of lantern lights into an adorable set of ice cream cones? Now you’re more educated about all things ice cream! Follow along as we show you how to turn your leftover patio lanterns into a fun garland based on this creamy treat!

This sweet ice cream party how-to was styled and photographed by Tara at Spot of Tea Designs. Stop by her blog to see tons of creative ways to brighten every day!

DIY Ice Cream Cone Garland Supplies


DIY Ice Cream Cone Garland Step 1

Determine how long of a cone you want for each light (4 inches in our example). Create two marks on two sides of brown cardstock at this length.

Lay your paper plate on these two marks and use a pencil to trace the edge between them. Cut out this shape. Roll the paper and use glue to secure. Tip: use a clothespin to hold this shape as it dries.

DIY Ice Cream Cone Garland Step 2

Glue confetti pieces on the lanterns as cones.

DIY Ice Cream Cone Garland Step 3

Use hot glue to glue these cones onto the decorated lanterns. Your ice cream cone lantern is complete! Hang it at the dessert


Eat Dessert First Garland

Why torture yourself with the skimpy salads, unsatisfying appetizers, and bland entrees when you can go straight for the delicious and enjoyable dessert course! Shout your love of pie, cupcakes or ice cream with a “life is short, eat dessert first” garland you can put on display.  Add alphabets to personalized stickers and hang this garland at your next ice cream social, cupcake bar or pie tasting!

DIY Letter Garland Supplies

Punch circles from brown cardstock. Peel ice cream stickers and add them to the circle shape. Apply a letter sticker. Use a favor clip to hang the shape on your ribbon.

DIY Letter Garland Step 1

Hang your ribbon in its desired location. Clip each letter on to spell your phrase.

Consider splitting the phrase into two lines and partner with a cute set of Ice Cream Lantern lights.

DIY Letter Garland Step 2

Now you’re decorations look good enough to eat!! I scream! You scream! We all scream for ice cream season!!

There’s way more than 32 flavors of ideas for decorating an ice cream party. Share your faves with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Here’s a handy Pinterest guide for your Ice Cream Party planning!

Ice Cream Garland and Letter Banner Pinterest


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