Ice Cream Cone Banner

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I threw a kids ice cream birthday party for my daughter last year, and someone reminded me in that post that I never shared the tutorial on the fun ice cream cone banner! It doesn’t even have to be for a birthday party, but can be made for an end of school party or a summer fun party, or you can even change the colors for a 4th of July party.  It’s made with real ice cream cones, yarn, and a whole lotta love.

Ice Cream Cone Banner Tutorial

Ice Cream Cone Banner

Let’s get to it!

Supplies you’ll need to make a banner:

  • 6-8 styrofoam balls (tennis ball size)
  • yarn in varying colors
  • hot glue gun
  • thick hanging yarn or twine
  • puff ball cherries on top
  • felt for sprinkles
  • ice cream cones

ice cream cone banner suppliesIt’s a fairly simple step by step process with glueing the yarn onto the styrofoam ball, and wrapping it around and around.

How to make ice cream cone bannerOnce complete, glue the ball to the cone.

DIY cone banner
Since I really wanted a pink cherry on top, I wasn’t excited about pink on pink, so I cut some white felt into a cloud-like shape, and glued it to the top to resemble some type of sauce. I cut felt slivers to look like sprinkles. I thought about doing “sauce” and sprinkles on all of the cones, but kinda liked it just on the pink to stand out and unique. Once I got to the second side, I folded the two pieces together. I meant to have it at the back of the banner, but then forgot, but it really didn’t matter in the end!

How to make ice cream bannerI then took the string, and glued it to the top of the cone, with hot glue. I wasn’t 100% sure this would hold very well, but I crossed my fingers, and it actually held up quite nicely!

cherry on top of ice creamHere is the banner all strung up! I used 4 colors, and made two of each color.

Yarn Ice Cream Banner

It really was a fun touch to have the real cones in the overall look of the ice cream party decorations. It was a smashing party, and also perfect for any summer gathering, too! Click on the party link to download free printables to match the theme, too.


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