Monday, February 13, 2012

More Party Hat Paper Treat Cones for Valentine's Day

Book Page Paper Treat Cones with
Damask Hearts

Just when I thought we were done with making Valentine's, the kids came home and informed me they would be exchanging cards in their before school program as well!  So, that meant another trip to Dollar Tree for candy and party hats.  This time, I made a less detailed (read time intensive) version of the cones.  I wrapped the party hats in book pages - this time using pages from a dictionary (Dollar Tree).  On the front, I glued a heart cut from the black and white damask wrapping paper used for Ashleigh's Valentine's box.

Here they are, all wrapped up and ready to go!

Next, I decided to make a little something special for the teachers.  This time instead of book pages, I covered the party hats in the black and white damask wrapping paper.  To get a good fit for the paper, I used an open party hat as my template.

I secured the wrapping paper to the party hats using scotch tape.

Then filled them with yummy chocolate truffles!

While putting together these treat cones for the teachers, I discovered it was easier to fill the cones and tie the tag on by sitting the hat in a drinking glass.  To bad I didn't discover this when I was making the other dozens of treat cones!

Ready for delivery to our special teachers!

According to my lists, we made a record high 91 Valentine's this year!  And I'm happy to say, we're officially DONE!  But there's little rest for the weary.  We have a first grade play to prepare for as well as a third grade social studies project about the mountain region of North Carolina.  I think school keeps me just as busy as it does the kids!
Happy Monday before Valentine's Day!

Mary Ellen

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