Skill Level: Beginner
- foam Brand Foam:
- One Cone, 3-7/8" x 11-7/8"
- 12" x 12" Black Paisley on Silver Paper (The Paper Company/TPC Studio used for project in photograph)
- 3 - 1" Metal Accents, “Mr. & Mrs. Collection” (The Paper Company/TPC Studio)
- 5 green hydrangea stems
- 3 twig/willow branches
- 1 clustered berry branch
- 4 ½ yd. length of 3/8" wide ivory sheer ribbon
- 18” length of ivory pearl bead garland
- Extra Strength Glue Stick (Elmer's® Craft Bond™ used for project in photograph)
- Tacky Glue (Elmer's® Craft Bond™, used for project in photograph)
- X-Acto® Knife (Elmer’s®, used for project in photograph)
- Side cutter
- Place paper at a diagonal, paisley side down on work surface. Vertically position cone with narrow end about ½” from bottom corner of paper and wrap paper around cone. Hold in one hand and with other hand, use scissors to trim excess paper from side and cut paper even with top of cone. (Note: Not all of cone will be covered.) Allow paper to uncurl away from cone. Apply glue stick to cone and re-wrap paper, securing it in place. Trim excess paper to piece, using glue stick to attach where cone shows.
- At narrow end of cone cut ½” long slits in paper, fold, trim as needed and use tacky glue to seal bottom of cone.
- Plan placement of stems and branches in cone. Cut apart hydrangea stems and berry branches. Trim twig/willow branches to desired heights. Insert tallest parts of arrangement into cone. Insert hydrangea stems around top of cone to cover. Use tacky glue to secure end of bead garland and wrap around top of cone and string rest of garland through branches. Glue other end to secure.
- Center and attach metal accents onto front of cone.
- For tails, cut two 15″ lengths from ribbon and set aside. For hanger, cut two 24″ lengths ribbon. Use X-Acto® knife to make small slits in top of each side of cone. Use tacky glue to glue ends of ribbon and use knife to help push ribbon ends into slits in cone. With both other ends, make an overhand knot about 3” in, creating a hanger loop to use when glue is dry.
- Insert remaining ribbon at top of cone, wrapping and draping around cone. Randomly place tacky glue dots to secure ribbon at contact points on cone. Allow ribbon end to hang at bottom. Similarly make slits in bottom of cone and insert ends of 15″ lengths, allowing them to hang from bottom. Diagonally trim ribbon ends at desired length. (Optional: Carefully curl ends with warm hair-curling iron.