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Farmhouse Ice Cream Cone Holder DIY

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It’s time for more Silhouette fun with this month’s Silhouette Creator’s Challenge!

This month’s theme is all about summer. It could be anything summer related. Think summer vacation, summer clothes, summer fun.

I, of course, thought of ice cream! I am an ice cream addict and we eat a lot of it in the summer. I created this Farmhouse Ice Cream Cone Holder DIY for this month’s challenge using my Silhouette Cameo.

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four ice cream cones in a DIY farmhouse ice cream cone holder

Last week while I was treating the kids (and of course myself) to an afternoon ice cream cone, I realized how much I needed an ice cream cone holder.

The kids were out playing in the new playhouse. I told them to just keep playing and I would bring out the treat. Well, I learned that I am not good at holding 3 sugar cones while trying to fill them with icy cold goodness.

DIY farmhouse ice cream cone holder on a table with sprinkles spilled and dripping ice cream cones

I struggled through and served only slightly messy cones to the kids, then promptly forgot about the thought I had to create an ice cream cone holder DIY.

But then as I was sitting at my computer thinking of all things summer for this month’s challenge… BOOM! There it was again. Could I make an ice cream cone holder with my Silhouette Cameo? Of course I could 🙂

close up DIY farmhouse ice cream cone holder on table

Now I could have created a basic functional ice cream cone holder DIY, but that’s not how I roll. I decided to rustic it up a bit and turn it into a farmhouse ice cream cone holder with metal and wood accents.

But no metal or wood was used in the making of this beautiful ice cream cone holder. Instead, I used some of my favorite tricks to make paper look like these farmhouse materials.

DIY farmhouse ice cream cone holder on an outdoor table.  Sprinkles container on its side with two other white containers

So after creating the perfect farmhouse ice cream cone holder DIY, I decided it was the perfect time for a fun ice cream cone bar. After dinner we gathered the family in the warm evening air and covered our ice cream cones with sprinkles and sauce and cherries.

The kids thought it was the best summer activity and I loved that I could easily fill all the cones without needing a second (or third) arm.

overhead view of toppings for ice cream on a farmhouse tray

And the best part, after the season is over, you can toss your homemade ice cream cone holder.

No need to store it all winter long. Since it’s made out of paper, and so quick to make, you can whip one up again next summer for all the ice cream cones you will be eating!

DIY farmhouse ice cream cone holder with empty cones surrounded by sprinkles, hot fudge, and cherries.

How to Make a Farmhouse Ice Cream Cone Holder DIY

Supplies:

  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Ice cream cone holder cut file
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  • Coverstock
    • You will need 1 sheet of 12×12 coverstock and 1 sheet of 8 1/2×11 coverstock. I had a hard time finding it in 12×12 sheets so I purchased these 11×17 sheets and cut it down to 11×11 and it worked perfect for this project.
  • Cardstock
  • Regular printer paper
  • Printer
    • I love my HP printer with their Instant Ink program. I can print all the full color pages I want and never run out of ink!
  • Hammered metal spray paint
  • Spray adhesive
  • Hot glue gun & glue stick

Start by cutting out the ice cream cone holder template and ends with your Silhouette Cameo. For coverstock paper, I like to use the following settings: Blade – 8; Speed – 1 ; Thickness – 33; Overcut – 0.1mm on each.

paper cut out for the DIY farmhouse ice cream cone holder

Fold the template pieces on the dotted lines.

DIY farmhouse ice cream cone holder paper folded before assembly

Using your hot glue gun, attach one of the ends to each side of the ice cream cone holder. Save the 3rd end for later.

You may notice in the pictures that I cut out 5 end pieces. I thought I would need more support, but the coverstock is very sturdy and they were not needed.

two pieces of the DIY farmhouse ice cream cone holder being glued together

Spray the outside of the ice cream cone holder with the hammered metal spray paint.

You will need to get some parts very saturated for the hammered effect to appear (the paper is very porous so it absorbs the paint).

DIY farmhouse ice cream cone holder after spray paint treatment

While the paint is drying, print out the wood texture pieces on a piece of cardstock. I set them up with the print & cut feature in my Silhouette and then quickly cut the two pieces.

silhouette cutting paper for a DIY farmhouse ice cream cone holder

Add spray glue to the inside of the ice cream cone holder sides and secure the wood texture pieces. Then glue the 3rd end piece in the middle for a bit of extra support.

wood looking paper attached to the inside of a DIY farmhouse ice cream cone holder

To really make the ice cream cone holder DIY look like a vintage treasure, I decided I needed some striped cone wrappers.

Soft pastel stripes make me think of old-fashion ice cream parlors! Print the cone wrappers out on regular printer paper with the print & cut feature.

Then cut them out. Wrap them around the bottom of the cones and secure with glue.

sugar cones being wrapped in paper with DIY farmhouse ice cream cone holder in the top of the image

Now you are ready for the perfect summer activity: ice cream cone bar! Add your favorite fixings and enjoy some time with the family.

DIY farmhouse ice cream cone holder on a table outdoors

How to Make a Farmhouse Ice Cream Cone Holder

Yield: 1 Holder
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5-$10

Create a Farmhouse Ice Cream Cone Holder DIY out of paper using a Silhouette, or other cutting machine. It's such a fun idea for summer!

Materials

  • Ice cream cone holder cut file
  • Coverstock
  • Cardstock
  • Regular printer paper
  • Hammered metal spray paint
  • Spray adhesive

Tools

  • Printer
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Hot glue gun & glue stick

Instructions

  1. Cut out the ice cream cone holder template and ends with your Silhouette Cameo.
  2. Fold the template pieces on the dotted lines.
  3. Attach one of the ends to each side of the ice cream cone holder with the hot glue gun.
  4. Spray the outside of the ice cream cone holder with the hammered metal spray paint.
  5. Print out the wood texture pieces on a piece of cardstock.
  6. Add spray glue to the inside of the ice cream cone holder sides.
  7. Secure the wood texture pieces.
  8. Glue the 3rd end piece in the middle for extra support.
  9. Print the cone wrappers out on regular printer paper with the print & cut feature.
  10. Wrap them around the bottom of the cones and secure with glue.

Have a wonderful summer!

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