After watching this video from Lindsay, the Frugal Crafter, I made a selection of cones out of vellum and paper doilies. The problem was, I had no purpose for these and after making the cones, I stashed them away. They became something I would do when inspired. It was silly really. I could have finished them and just gave them away as special treats.
Instead, they made their way to the UFO pile. With Valentine’s day on the horizon, I decided to turn these into a little treat for my friends. They don’t hold a lot of candy (see above) but they are cute. I opted to finish them off with simple embellishments that were leftover from other projects.
I had started pulling out antique lace and some beautiful embellishments but then I realized that the recipients may not want to keep these forever. I wanted it to be a treat but not a burden. So I went back to the stash and found pieces leftover and recycled. This keeps the cone from being too precious.
I know the flowers and the butterfly came from the dollar store and I used what I needed for the projects they were purchased for. Even the vellum and doilies were leftovers so there is no pressure (I hope) to save these forever.
I’m thinking I’ll put a few chocolates in them so that they aren’t diet crushing for my friends. It’s enough for them to know I am thinking about them but not enough to leave them with guilt when it is all said and done.