These projects pick up on the coolest summer theme around!
Michelle Virtue with Campus Craft shares five ice-inspired ideas.
1. Sno-Cone Garland
For a list of supplies and general tutorial, visit http://www.creaturecomfortsblog.com/home/2012/6/5/diy-faux-snow-cone-party-garland-gift-embellishment.html
2. Ice Cream or Sno-Cone Bouquets
Supplies: Megaphone (your choice of size/style), tan plastic paint, hydrangea, water source.
Paint/decorate your megaphone to look like an ice cream cone or leave it white to make a sno-cone. Place water tubes at the ends of your hydrangea and place them in the widest opening of the megaphone. SO SIMPLE! These make darling centerpieces or on a larger scale they are fun for a buffet.
3. Ice Cream Cone Holder
a. If you’re not quite sure how to keep all of your ice cream cones upright, try making your own holder.
b. Just flip a box (wood or cardboard) upside down.
c. Cut cardstock and patterned paper to the size of your box and glue them together. Punch 7/8-1″ holes along the sides of the cardstock.
d. Adhere the paper to your box and you’re ready to add the cones!
4. Carnation Cones
Supplies: Carnations and printed cone template available at
5. Serve With Style
-Try different color combinations (pastels, sherbets, and gelatos)
-Make a display with a wide array of topping options.
-Try cutting your ice cream instead of scooping it.
-Make homemade syrups for sno-cones.
-These tissue ice cream cones are a fun decoration! http://www.themoesfamilyintexas.blogspot.com/2011/05/ice-cream-idea.html
-Have you seen these popsicle molds? I love mine!
Nutella popsicles are my favorite summer treat!!!
Found the recipe here earlier this summer and CAN’T GET ENOUGH! I have to double it every time. http://www.52kitchenadventures.com/2012/06/06/creamy-nutella-cool-whip-popsicles/
Nutella Cool Whip Popsicles
(Makes 6 popsicles)
-2 cups Cool Whip Topping
-1 cup milk
-6 T Nutella (sometime I add a little more—because I’m addicted)
Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze for at least 3 hours.