Thursday, January 30, 2014


I did not start doing this blog in earnest until mid-October of last year. Prior to that I was posting for family and friends, especially when someone asked me "how'd you do that?" This is a repeat of a post from last January but I thought worth looking at again as it is a super easy and inexpensive way to make a little door hanger cone for little ones and big ones alike.
Cones made from 12x12 heavy scrapbooking paper, used the Martha Stewart circle punch to make a doily (scrapbooking stores and craft stores will have pre-made round, punched edge paper) and then lined them with a doily from the dollar store, stapled the holder securely and then used the Valentine tinsel ($ store again) to cover the staples and give a finished appearance then a stapled the ribbon for a holder.  Filled with pencils, candy, trinkets and an iTunes card. The name labels are Martha Stewart labels from Staples.

The cartons (food safe) in the front are paper to-go cartons that I made a label for and glued ribbon around the top.  Both the container and the top are paper and the container is coated so I don't have to put anything else in the carton but the yummy Valentine Snowball cookies.

Valentine Snowball Cookies
 1 cup butter (room temperature)
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup roasted walnuts, finely ground
Powdered sugar
Food coloring (red or pink)

Cream butter together with the sugar and add vanilla. Mix well. Add the flour and the ground, roasted* nuts. Add the food coloring and mix thoroughly.  Shape into balls and bake at 375 degrees until lightly browned (My oven took about 15 min.). Cool and roll in powdered sugar.

*to roast nuts, place in a single layer on a baking sheet and place in the oven at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.  Grind after they are cooled.

When I pulled up the recipe I found my note from last year so thought I would add:

 "Made them 2013 and did exactly as recipe recommends except I baked two sheets at a time (Silpat lined) and after 8 minutes turned the sheets around.  Dusted them while still hot but think next time it is just as effective to let them cool and then one at a time shake in a bag of powdered sugar."


Paper, Michael's
Ribbon, wide, Costco
Candy, grocery store
Pencils, doilies, garland and fuzzy hearts, Dollar Tree
Labels, Martha Stewart, Staples
Narrow ribbon, Hobby Lobby
Food Cartons, 25ct White Pint Frozen Dessert Containers
Cookie recipe, Munchkin Munchies

Thank you for stopping by.


  1. The cones are gorgeous! Thanks for linking to my blog with the cookie recipe:)

  2. Thank you for your yummy recipe!