It's so easy, a child can follow these instructions.
1. Roll up the card into a cone shape - about the size of a waffle ice cream cone. Glue or tape into place. (I used a good craft glue.)
2.Roll up some cellophane into a cone shape to fit inside the cardboard cone and tape to secure at the bottom. The cellophane sheet should be taller than the card to allow for filling and gathering.
4. Gather up the cellophane and tie off with a co ordinating ribbon. The silver ribbon I used on some of the cones was tied around the picture frame boxes. An extra bonus!... the frames were gorgeous too and on sale for $10.
5. Finally, add a finishing touch. I glued on a silver dragonfly embellishment and used adhesive silver letters to add names to the ribbon. You could make name tags and use the cones at place settings.
I haven't forgotten the children! I created this pair of colourful cones for my twin girls. I used bright scrapbook square sheets and rolled them into a cone to hold a set of crayons, crumple up tissue paper to place in the bottom of the cone so that the gifts don't fall to the bottom. I also popped in an Easter chicken (I'm over bunnies and rabbits don't lay eggs!) The finishing touch for these is a chocolate ladybird. I found my chickens and ladybirds at Aldi. I have some left over so we'll use these for an Easter hunt in the garden; the ladybirds will look sweet on plants!
So there you have it 'Easter cones' or 'cornucopias' but cone is easier to say! You can adapt this idea for any occasion - they make excellent party favours for children's birthdays. Don't forget to personalize the cone for the recipient. You could use sheet music for a musician, maps for a traveller; for a bookworm, photocopy a cover of a favourite author to make a unique book voucher holder, think beyond the card!
It really is these little personal touches that say so much. It may take a little time, a little thought, a little effort; it's easy to go and pick an Easter egg off the shelf (not so easy on the pocket) but in making something special for your family and friends this Easter you convey that you cared enough to create something unique, especially for them, and in doing so you will find pleasure, not only in the making but in the giving and in the joy when the gift is received.
With love and joy,
P.S If you use this idea I'd love to hear from you or to find out what you create for an alternative to commercial packaged eggs at Easter.