Sunday, April 10, 2011

~ 20 Minute Door Decor ~

I recently saw some cute cone shaped door hangers at JoAnns.  They cost $9.99 and I didn't even want to pay 50% off for it.  So...I bought some inexpensive flowers to go in one, and decided to make my own.
I knew I needed a sturdy cone shape for starters.  My empty, clean Culvers cup worked just fine!  I cut off the bottom, then fashioned it into a cone shape and stapled the ends together.  They won't show.

This shows the Culvers cup down in the paper cone cover that I made next and I stuck the cup to the cone cover...I think I stapled it in the back....see below:

I wanted to use sheet music to be the cone cover.  The ones at JoAnns are more like a page from a book...either one would be great.  This is just a copy of a piece of sheet music.  I rolled it into a cone, making sure the cup could fit inside, then stapled it together in the back.  I had to cut some of the side of the paper off so it wouldn't wrap around and show in front.

Next I added some green grossgrain ribbon to the top, to add color and finish the edge.  I wasn't striving for perfection on this.  Then I chose 3 buttons, added coordinating embroidery thread to the holes, and glued them on.  Btw, I think I used double sided tape to stick the ribbon on...I can tell I was tired and didn't want to go to the fuss of doing it all 'just right!'
And there she is!  I added a pretty pink ribbon...stapling it to the back, ironing it, and tying it into a bow.  I have some white sticky tac behind the cone, keeping it from moving around too much on the door.  And I used more double sided tape here and there to make the cup stick more closely to the cone in the  front.  It's cheerful, cost me just about $1.50 out of pocket, and I used trash (the used cup) and materials I had at home.  Honestly I think mine is just as cute or cuter than the $9.99 one!  Hope you've enjoyed this little tutorial.  Thank you for stopping by!  I truly enjoy and appreciate each one of your visits and comments!  God Bless You!

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5 comments:

  1. Adorable! Do you always keep your Culver's cups?? :-)

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  2. Hee hee! Nope! But after I made that cute little C'mas photo album from my Starbucks cup, I decided it couldn't hurt to keep another cup in my craft stash for something, someday! :)

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  3. That's adorable! And simple and thrifty (3 of my favorite things when it comes to crafting) Thanks so much for a great idea!

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