If you are new to my blog then you should know one thing right away – I love Halloween. It is without a doubt my favorite holiday, and I believe in going all out for it. Who doesn't love candy and spooky decorating? I decided to decorate paper cones this year, and turn them into Halloween paper spider cones. I decorated a doily cone last year for Christmas, and I definitely needed a few Halloween ones. So how did I make them fancy? With some scrapbook paper and a pile of new EKSuccess tools that I got in the mail.
I'm a huge fan of paper crafting tools, and EKSuccess was nice enough to send me a set of theirs to use. I'm always using tools with paper and Mod Podge. Here's what I got – and these products are available at select Walmarts (FYI):
This is new packaging for EKSuccess and it looks fantabulous. There are project ideas on the packages and also QR codes. If you have a smart phone, you can scan the QR codes to go to educational videos about the product. Cool, huh?
If you are a fan of Halloween like I am, and you need some home decor, take a peek at my tutorial for these cones. These are so easy to make. Here's how it's done.
Gather These Supplies
- EKSuccess Tools including the 1″scallop punch, retractable knife and titanium scissors
- Paper mache cones – available from the craft store
- Martha Stewart scrapbook paper – Halloween (I chose two themes)
- Black scrapbook paper – 1 sheet
- Embellishments – spider stickers and other stuff to put on/top the paper cones
- Mod Podge Gloss
- FolkArt acrylic paint – orange and black
- Dowel rod – 1/16″
- Craft glue
- Optional: spider stencil and black glitter paint
This tool is going to be your best friend in this project, and is actually one of my favorite tools in the whole world. This isn't the first project I've done with the 1″ scallop punch. I love this thing.
You can start wherever you want to on the cone – you just need to paint some Mod Podge down, smooth a circle down and then Mod Podge over the top. You'll want to overlap your circles. You'll probably also want to bend the circles a little bit before Mod Podging them down if the paper is thicker. I did this and it really helped.
Cover both cones and let dry – then paint a layer of Mod Podge over the top. Let that dry.