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 how-to was styled and photographed by Tara at Spot of Tea Designs. Stop by her blog to see tons of creative ways to to brighten every day!
- Lantern lights
- Brown cardstock
- Plate (as a guide)
- Hot Glue Gun (not pictured)
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.
Glue confetti pieces on the lanterns as cones.
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!
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.
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.
Now you’re decorations look good enough to eat!! I scream! You scream! We all scream for ice cream season!!
Here’s a handy Pinterest guide for your Ice Cream Party planning!