In Victorian times, paper cones like these were filled with fruits and nuts. Made from patterned and textured paper, these modern versions are trimmed with rickrack and vintage silver tassels, and hung with ribbons and beaded wire. Brimming with sweets, the cones make wonderful little gifts or party favors.
Decorative paper; wire; silver beads; wired tinsel; rickrack or other trim; compass; scissors or utility knife, craft glue; ribbon; beads; 1/8-inch hole punch; needle and thread.
1. Cut paper into a 3, 4 or 5 inch square; place face down on a flat surface.
2. Place compass point at one corner of the square; extend its arm to an adjacent corner. Drag the pencil across the square to form an arc; cut along arc with scissors or a utility knife. The result will be fan-shaped (below, center).
3. Overlap the straight sides of the paper and attach them with a thin coat of craft glue. Use a paper clip to hold the seam together while the glue dries (below, right).
4. Decorate the top with wired tinsel, silver rickrack, or other trim. Cut a length of trim long enough to fit around the top of the cone; glue it onto the inside or outside of rim, beginning at the seam. If using rickrack, position it halfway inside the rim so it has a scalloped effect from the outside.
5. To fasten a bead at the point of the cone, pull a threaded needle (with thread knotted at end) through the bead and the hole in the bottom of the cone until the bead is positioned snugly at the point. Pull string taut inside the cone, tape string to inside wall, and trim.
6. To attach a handle, punch holes with a 1/8-inch hole punch in opposite sides of the cone, approximately 3/8 inch from rim. String ribbon or beaded wire through holes. Secure ribbon ends with knots; curl wire ends.
Features of Paper Cones:
Customized printing of logos and various characters on the inside and outside surface of the paper cone.
Printing yarn identification on the cone labels.
Velvet surface for smooth unwinding of the yarn without taking off or picking fine fibers of the yarn. Smooth and steady transfer of yarn results in minimum breakage.
Extensible plush surface:
Smooth surface to adapt to the start-up and off-wind requirements for distinct types of yarns.
Y, U and V notches to protect displacement of the end of cone on manual disrobe winders and twisters.
Reverse groove at the base of the cone to protect displacement of the end and to restrict the movement on automatic doff winding and open-end spinning equipment.
Two grooves at the base:
Two grooves for additional protection during transfer-tail settings.
Smooth inner boundary to avoid the snipping of the yarn end when placed inside the cone.