Friday, October 26, 2012

Ice Cream Party - Easy Decoration #2

Anyone that knows me will tell you I go overboard with getting things done early.  I have been like that as long as I can remember. Wynn's birthday is in January, and we are having an ice cream party for two reasons. 1. Wynn likes ice cream and 2. I was able to get a lot of items that were ice cream related on clearance at the end of the summer to use for the party.

I purchased some paper lanterns from Joann's for $3 bucks. There were three large and four smaller sizes in the package. I was inspired by a pin that I am sharing below a while back.  I went for a similar idea by using the lantern, some packaging paper and a glass vase from the Dollar Tree. 

I simply created a cone shape, placed the lantern on top of it, and then placed them in the vase so that they could stand up. I basically spent a total of $1 making both of these because I already had the packaging paper and the vase.  I plan on using them on the table at her party.  I am also thinking about hanging them as well since it would be easy to do that.

The project that was the inspiration was done by Oh Happy Day. I wanted to use balloons originally but with the helium shortage going on it made me think about what else I could use that I already had lying around.  

Thanks for stopping by and checking out this simple project. I cannot wait to put it together with everything I've made so far.


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  1. So cool! the texture from the paper lanterns give them a real feel!

  2. With as far in advance as you are planning, I am sure this ice cream party will be an affair to remember. I love these icecream cones. They are adorable and will definitely help set the tone for your party. I can't wait to see what comes next.

  3. I think an Ice Cream Party is one of the cutest the lantern idea so much!!! I hope you have a great weekend! XO, Aimee

  4. Super cute idea - I love that substitution even more!

  5. Megan this is soooo cute, love it! Always looking forward to what you make next :)

    xoxo, Tanya

  6. LOVE the cones!!! I'll have to plan a party just to do them!

  7. So cute! I admire you in getting things done early. I'm the complete opposite, hence finishing my Package Pal surprise one day before the posting deadline! I hope you receive it soon anyway!

  8. I totally want to do this when I have another ice cream party! Love it!

  9. So cute!! This is a great theme! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime.


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