Cone Flower Box
size: 3-3/4” square
- White paperboard jewelry box, 3-3/4” square of any depth
- 12”x12” Designer Paper Pad (K&Company) (Ancestry.com)
- Coordinating picot-edge satin ribbon
- Large pearl brad
- Cornflower Punch (Martha Stewart Crafts)
- Circle template or punch, 2-1/2”
- Brown ink pad
- Coordinating watercolor marker
- Needle tool
- 1. Color edge of box lid with watercolor marker. Adhere ribbon around edge of lid.
- 2. Measure box height below lid and cut two 8”-long paper strips of that width. Overlap and glue ends to create long strip. Beginning and ending near a corner, glue paper strip around bottom of box; trim excess.
- 3. Cut twelve 1” and twelve 1-1/2” paper squares. Match opposite corners of each square and form cone shape around fingertip or a pencil tip; glue overlapping edge and let dry.
- 4. Cut 2-1/2” circle from paper for flower base. Punch one coneflower shape from paper for flower center; set aside. Fold base circle in half and in half again to create an “X”; unfold.
- 5. Glue three large cones between each set of fold marks, points facing center; let dry. Adhere smaller cones on top of first layer, placing one small cone between each pair of large cones; let dry.
- 6. Ink edges of punched flower shape, pierce hole through center and insert brad. Glue center into flower. Adhere flower to box lid.
- 1. Create a white-on-white blossom for wedding gift packaging.
- 2. Experiment with squares of different sizes to create jumbo or miniature blossoms; adjust center size as needed.
- 3. Next time, reverse paper side when folding cones to get a different look.
by Ann Clack