DIY: Ice Cream Cone Christmas Bauble Ornaments

DIY ice cream christmas decorations

After making some Ice Cream Cone Christmas Stockings last week, I thought it was only fitting to make some ice cream cone tree decorations too. These Ice cream Cone Christmas Baubles have a fun summery vibe, and are perfect for those of us who celebrate Christmas in the middle of Summer!

Although this ice cream ornament project isn’t a quick one to make, they are certainly worth the effort. I think these decorations are really special and will become a cherished part of any Christmas decoration collection.

Choose your favourite flavour and embellish with your choice of toppings. Add choc chips, sprinkles, chocolate sauce and even a cherry. I’ve used some machine embroidery to mimic the patterns on a waffle cone, gold embroidery thread add some extra sparkle.

You will need:

  • Clear glass (or plastic) ball ornaments with removable top
  • Acrylic paint in ice cream tones & chocolate brown
  • Felt square beige (for cones)
  • Red pom pom
  • Gold sewing machine embroidery thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Assorted coloured glass pens or sharpies (permanent markers)
  • Paper Espresso sized cups
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Craft blade and cutting mat
  • Plastic container and spoon
  • Paint brush
  • Empty toilet roll or spare small cup

Note: In the past I have used glass baubles and Acrylic paint medium to help the paint stick (see a note about it in this post). This time I used plastic baubles and no paint medium. I found the paint dried streaky and didn’t ‘stick’ as well as in the past. I’d recommend using paint medium if you have it available.

How to:

Painting the Baubles

DIY ice cream christmas decorations

  • Carefully remove the metal tops from the glass baubles.
  • In a plastic container mix a small amount of paint to desired colour, mix well, it should have a runny custard consistency.
  • Spoon some paint into the bauble. Don’t add too much, you can always top it up if you need a bit more.
  • Cover the opening with your finger and shake, shake, shake.
  • Pour out any excess paint and allow to dry.

Decorating the Baubles

Painting Christmas Baubles

  • With brown paint, paint choc chips or chocolate topping, allow to dry. You may need a couple of coats.
  • For sprinkles, use glass pens or permanent marker.
  • Once dry you can replace the metal caps.
  • Glue on pom pom

decorating christmas baubles

Making the ice cream cones

making a felt ice cream cone

  • Cut the lip off the small paper cut with a craft blade.
  • To give a waffle cone effect, sew a grid pattern on to beige felt with gold thread. Spacing of 1.5cm

make a felt ice cream cone

  • Cover the cup with stitched felt and stick down securely with hot glue.
  • Trim excess felt from top and bottom leaving about 1cm (1/2″) extra around the top and bottom of cup.
  • Stick extra felt down over the top lip of cup and under base lip.
  • Cut a small circle of felt to fit the base of cup.
  • Glue on felt circle to cover base.

ice cream cone chrismas bauble how to

  • Glue decorated baubles onto cup base with a small amount of hot glue.

decorative machine embroidery.

  • To finish cone, cut a 2cm wide strip of felt for each cone. Use the fancy stitches on your sewing machine to add a design.

how to make ice cream cone christmas ornaments

  • Glue on decorative embroidered strip of felt to the top of the cone (cup) where it meets the bauble. Trim excess felt so the edges butt up against each other.

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All Done! Hang them on your tree and enjoy your Summery Christmas Decorations.

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Mint Choc Chip Ice cream Cone Christmas Decoration

After making some Cactus Christmas Stockings last week, I thought it was only fitting to make some mini cactus tree decorations too. These Cactus Christmas Ornaments have a vintage vibe and were retro inspired with a nod to the Mid Century Modern era’s love of Cacti. Although this cactus ornament project isn’t a quick one to make, they are certainly worth the effort as I think these decorations are really special and will become a cherished part of any Christmas decoration collection.

After making some Ice Cream Cone Christmas Stockings last week, I thought it was only fitting to make some ice cream cone tree decorations too. These Ice cream Cone Christmas Baubles have a fun summery vibe, and are perfect for those of us who celebrate Christmas in the middle of Summer! Although this ice cream ornament project isn’t a quick one to make, they are certainly worth the effort. I think these decorations are really special and will become a cherished part of any Christmas decoration collection.

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