These festive gift cones are surprise-holders To delight youngsters with a holiday treat, let them choose from abouquet of brightly colored gift cones. Made of cardboard and wrappingpaper, the cones hold small favors wrapped in colorful tissue paper.You can make a handful of cones in just a few minutes to fill a basketand be ready for holiday visitors or unexpected guests. To fill a group of cones, use inexpensive favors, cookies, or thefruit taffy canes on page 80. A single cone could also wrap a specialgift placed under the tree.
You’ll need thin cardbord or two-ply bristol paper, severalcolors of wrapping paper, some ribbon, and some large self-adhesivestickers “about 1 1/4 inches in diameter). Also have at hand cleartape, scissors, and–if needed–tissue paper for an inner wrap. Cut the cardboard into squares 5 inches or larger; the cones in thephotograph above were made from 11 1/2-inch squares. Cut the wrappingpaper into a square 1 inch larger on each side than the cardboard, thenfollow the directions in the caption below. Photo: Gift cones in a basket hold small surprises for holidayvisitors Photo: Five steps to making the cones: 1. Bring one corner of cardboard square under opposite corner toform a cone; tape to hold.
2. Cut off excess cardboard along dottedline. 3. Shape wrapping paper around cone; tape in place. 4.
Afterfilling, fold in sides of triangular portion of wrapping paper abovecone. 5. Fold down long flap over cone opening; add a ribbon loop, ifdesired, and fasten with a self-adhesive sticker