April 5, 2010

The art of giving...Paper Cones

Paper Cones lend an air of festivity!
Don't wait for a special occasion to give a friend a paper cone filled with fresh flowers!
There are gorgeous flowers blooming everywhere... free for the picking...

~clip the edges of an 8 1/2"  X 11" printed paper with decorative scissors.
~roll the paper into a cone and staple or hot glue gun to hold it together.
~punch a hole on each side or at the back to run a ribbon through.
~leave ample room to hang the cone from a doorknob.
~embellish the front of the cone however you would like.
~gather fresh flowers, wrap a damp paper towel at the base and wrap again in a small baggie.
~place flowers in the cone

 ~Surprise a friend, neighbor or co-worker by leaving the cone on their door knob at home or at the office~

~The Art of Giving Reaps a Rich harvest~



Tudy said...

Neat idea, thanks.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a sweet idea! ♥ I would love one filled with forsythia branches! ♥

Debbie said...

Those paper cones are adorable!~ Very creative:) Thanks for stopping over and leaving a nice comment:) Happy Monday to you!

grammy said...

Great May Day idea too
I like that.
Hope I will have flowers by then (o:

Just Breathe said...

It's so pretty.

RosieP said...

Paper cones are really pretty

Hugs RosieP x

koralee said...

Love these....my friend always leaves me one every May Day. Hope your Monday is going well my friend. xoxox Thanks for visiting me.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

How cute are those?!! I love them!

Gulmohar said...

That's so sweet..who wouldn't love to get one of these with flowers :-)

Blondie's Journal said...

This is such a cute post. My cones always come out cockeyed!! Is it me?? I love how you embellished yours!


Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

Very pretty. These would be great for May Day too.

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Carrie~ I've missed my visits, but look forward to catching up.
So, I poured myself a cup of tea and read a spell.

I love making and gifting Tussie Mussies too. They're perfect for this time of year.
As spring approaches I like to apply it's inspirational palette of colors into a few DIY decorations and gifts, with a little baking/cooking in between.
Don't you love the aroma that fills the air during this season?
It's definitely invigorating.
Sweet wishes,

Anonymous said...

Hi Carrie! Thank you for stopping by to visit me while I was gone dealing with my dreaded computer...It was so hard not being able to visit blogs everyday...you never know how much you miss something until it is gone. Anyway, I hope you had a beautiful Easter, ours was nice and relaxing but I ate too much! I love the pretty cones with the flowers... you have made them seem so easy to make that I'm going to have to give it a try one of these days. Have a nice week friend! hugs, Jennifer

Secondhandrose said...

One of my earliest memories is walking with my mom to the neighbors to leave a "May basket", a homemade basket with grape hyacinths. Thanks for the memory.


Debbie said...

Hi Carrie, Hope you and yours had a delightful and Happy Easter.
Th epaper cones are lovely....a good idea for Mothers Day too...hmmm...usually I do something with paper doilies and paper flowers with my preschoolers...but I might try a version of these...thanks for the idea.
Thak you for your visit...just have to click on the "play" button of my little video clip to see my Easter "tweet"...lol.

Diana said...

Those are too cute!!

Sewn With Grace said...

So glad you stopped by for a visit so I could see your beautiful blog. Hope your Easter was wonderful. I'm off to read your posts and visit your Etsy store. Be blessed!

Leslie said...

that is so pretty.. what a great idea.

Country Dreaming said...

How festive!


Kissed by an Angel said...

Such a lovely idea!! So pretty too! It would be a most welcome gift at any time!

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} said...

What a sweet idea!
Thanks for stopping by my blog :)
I'm looking forward to reading more of yours.

Diane said...

i love those sweet cones, and what a great idea to sneak one on a friends door. Cute Sis, Hugs & Kisses, Diane

Caroline said...

So Sweet what a wonderful idea!

BECKY said...

Love this cones, Carrie!! Never thought of putting fresh flowers in one! So lovely!

Happy Wednesday, girlie!!

Kim said...

Adorable! And your Etsy creations are adorable too! You are one very talented lady!

Kolleen said...

i love this!!!!! such a wonderful idea to lift those that lift us!!!!

thank you so much for visiting my blog and your sweet comments!!!

wishing you the happiest of saturdays!!!


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