Thursday, January 13, 2011

Papier Mache Cone - Part 2

Before Christmas I posted a tutorial on how to make this papier mache Christmas cone (tutorial here). 
When I made the cones for Christmas I made two with stars and one with a heart.  Since Valentine's Day is approaching I thought I would use the cone embellished with a heart and decorate it for Valentine's Day.
 I painted the cone white and the the heart detail red.  I antiqued the cone with some watered down brown craft paint.  I then added the word "Love" with some rub-on letters.
To finish the top edge I layered some crocheted lace over gathered red and white ticking fabric.  
I drilled a small hole on both sides of the cone and tied on a red ribbon for the hanger.

Now it was time to fill the cone.  I added some shredded paper and a stuffed fabric heart that I made out of a cutter quilt.
And a cute vintage valentine.
The finished cone.
Keeping with my "use what I have on hand" resolution, I was able to decorate the cone with things I had in my studio.  But most everything was originally found at thrift stores.

And speaking of what I have on hand in my studio, when going through my vintage lace today I came across this piece.
Perfect for a Valentine's Day project.  I have over 6 yards....have any good ideas??

I'm linking to some fun Friday parties:
Debra @ Common Goods for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Linda @ A La Carte for Junkin Finds Friday
Jami @ Freckled Laundry for Air Your Laundry Friday

Have a wonderful weekend.

Jane

49 comments:

  1. Jane I thought your Christmas cone was adorable but there's just something about the quilted heart that I absolutely love. It's just the finishing touch.

    Enjoy your evening,
    Gail

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  2. Jane these are just adorable and congrats on sticking with your resolution. You must have a well stocked studio. I can't wait to see what you make with your lace.

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  3. Your cones are just too cute!The quilted heart and lace finish it off perfectly.
    Thanks for including a link to your tutorial. I would love to try these. I'm thinking one with a sea shell for summer too.

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  4. Hi Jane, that is just the sweetest thing I have ever seen!... xoxo Julie Marie

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  5. Jane I don't know what to say....Your creativity leaves me in awe & I would consider myself VERY FORTUNATE if ever I had the opportunity to come & spend time just watching you create your magic....The Christmas cones (I've saved the tute as a FAVE) were BEAUTIFUL but the colours & the added embellishments of the Valentine cone is just TOO MUCH....I'm SERIOUSLY 'CRUSHING' down here....!!!!!

    I think the 'Love Me' trim would be PERFECT to trim these cones....!

    THANK YOU for sharing this with us....!!

    Cheers from Oz,
    Tamarah :o)

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  6. This is such a cute decoration. I love how you find stuff junkin and then turn it into amazing art! Thanks for joining JFF!! hugs,Linda

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  7. Beautiful! I loved the cone the first time I saw it, this is just wonderful, so pretty for Valentines!!!!
    I really like the lace, you could run wire through it and make a heart wreath, or trim a shelf or a chocolate box.....so many things!!!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  8. Your cone is so sweet Jane! Perfect for Valentine's Day and you just reminded me of a generic one I did for Xmas. Have to spruce it up with some Valentine's Day decor!

    Jeanine

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  9. Oh my gosh Jane, I have been in a bit of a creative funk lately and have been trying to shake it and just today I was thinking of your Christmas cones and well girl we were on the same wave length! That's too funny! I wanted to make them for Christmas because I just loved them but well I just plain ran out of time. I know can you believe it? ;) I did start to break the funk today and tomorrow is a new day, so I'm hoping for more of the creative juices to flow...
    Your cone is so sweet, perfect for Valentines Day! I love the cutter heart too, it's perfect in there! Theresa xoxo

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  10. Hi Jane,
    I love the heart cone, it's so cute! Nothing like a little red to pop against that white. It's beautiful. You need to make lots of those for the next craft show your in! Spring's coming, (someday) and those would look so cute with Easter grass and an egg instead of the heart.
    So pretty!
    xoxo

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  11. Hi Jane,
    LOVE your Valentine cone! LOVE the lace!!! and your cabinet makeover looks great! I think you could frame a piece of the lace!!
    Warmly,
    deb

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  12. no ideas right this second but what is that fabulous brown/red fabric, or is it as I suspect from the last photo a suitcase? Even in an all white house my heart still pitter pats for brown/red/tan..leftover from my quilting days I suppose....

    oh good grief, it is almost Valentine's day....sigh.... I'll look up and it'll be 2012 lol

    xxx
    z

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  13. These are adorable. I love the vintage lace trim too. Also loving your white display cabinet in the previous post. That came out great, and looks wonderful in the room! great job!

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  14. How cute! I like your resolution but it would be a tough one for me!

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  15. Nope..no ideas, I will just have to see what the expert comes up with.
    Love this cone, I'm trying to come up with simple things to put in our booth for Valentines day.
    Hugs to you,
    KarenSue

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  16. The ruffle and lace really make that cone extra special. The lace with the Love words...I, uh, think you could send it to me...it's beautiful! (Just kidding Jane) Could you use that to edge a shelf so the words can be seen? Whatever you decide will be wonderful and I'll have to throw the turorial into my "mamie Jane Folder"!
    Have a great weekend!
    Joyce

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  17. Jane I love your cone all decorated for Valentine's Day. It still blows my mind that you made these. They are really awesome.
    I think the little 'love me' lace is darling and whatever you do with it will be too.
    hugs

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  18. How cuuuttteee! I am making some cones for a wedding and it occurred to me to do one for Valentine's day but yours is just so cute! I like the idea of the lace being a trim on a shelf or how about on a pillow, maybe stretching it across so you don't loose the love me. Can't wait to see what you do!

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  19. Hi Jane,

    Thank you for stopping by my little blog yesterday and commenting, I really appreciate it! I'd love to see you sign on as a follower!

    This Valentine's Day cone is adorable! You really are very talented, I just love the way you put things together. One thing I love about the heart you made from the cutter quilt is that you used one with some shattered quilt pieces. I've been wanting to make some small pillows out of some cutter quilt pieces, but the shattered bits have put me off; now I can see that they actually look quite rustic and "well loved" which is a very sweet and quaint look that I favor.

    My other recent favorites from your creations are the display boxes you made to hold platters on your wall. I have quite a plate collection and they would look so nice displayed that way, so I am going to have to find some old drawers to use for that purpose. I find your work very inspiring!

    Best to you,

    Kimberly

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  20. Jane, I loved your Christmas cone and the Valentine one is just as pretty. I also adore the fabric heart.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  21. You are a telented person. I think the Love Me lace would make a cute scrap book type of picture frame. ~Ames

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  22. Popping over to see what the super creative lady is up to now.... as usual, not disappointed..... DANG that's cute....SUPER cute. Love that lace. What a find! Can you believe somebody actually took the time to make something sooooo sweet? Can't wait to see what you do.

    Warm hugs,
    Spencer

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  23. Jane it is super qute- love the old fabric heart,too-
    Happy week-end, dear.
    XO,Dorthe

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  24. The cone is cute, and that lace will be so fun in a project, can't wait to see what you make:@)

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  25. Very sweet Jane, I love it. I especially like the quilted heart.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  26. Sooooo cute!!!! You are really creative!! That LOVE ME lace is darling!! Can't wait to see what you do with it!!

    Hope you have a great weekend!!

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  27. A paper mache cone! How clever and it's so darling finished and I love the pink patchwork heart!

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  28. This is terrific Jane!!!!I wish I had a smidgeon of your creativity!

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  29. Beautiful and that 'love me' lace is fantastic, what a find! Your guest room is very nice, more homey than our MBR, which is a similar chocolate brown color. I need to get me some more suitcases.
    Susanne.

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  30. Adorable! Love the sweet cone and all of it's contents. I want to get gong on some V-Day projects and this looks perfect!

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  31. I love the term "cutter quilt" and what a creative way you used pieces of it.

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  32. What an absolutely charming creation, Jane! You did a beautiful job on it! The "Love Me" trim piece is so sweet!

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  33. The cone is very pretty...some sort of banner with the lace?

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  34. Oh, when I see you've posted I am over here quick. Love the dressed up cone! And I love the lace! Scrumptious lace you've got there.
    Brenda

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  35. Your Christmas cone was lovely...now this beautiful one for Valentine's Day! I am sure you will create a pretty one as well for Easter!

    As for the pretty lace...it might look nice wrapped around a napkin, like a napkin ring, maybe with an old rhinestone pin? Perhaps on a romantic table set for two!

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  36. How cute! If I follow your blog long enough maybe your creativity will rub off on me. I'd love to take a peek at your studio! The "love Me" lace would look good around a basket liner. I don't know... I'm sure you'll think of something :) Happy weekend! xo

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  37. So cute!!

    I came over here from a comment you left on Kims blog about enjoying the snow...I left the same kind of comment! I do enjoy winter...all seasons really.
    Penny

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  38. I have to go back and see your tutorial, but these are just wonderful. Rub on letters? OK, I have to find out about these. Where did you find them? And oh my, that lace that says "love me". How heavenly!!!! Thanks for linking up!
    xo,
    Debra

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  39. Jane, you are such a clever one! That is so cute and I love the lace! I try to be creative, but it really helps with the likes of you! Thank you so very much!

    Nancy

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  40. These are too cute :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

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  41. I am in love. This came out great! Did you run thread through the red ticking to gather or did you cheat and just glue it on? I have several of those paper cone Xmas trees that were on the Michael's clearance rack. I'm working on cones myself. Just gorgeous, Jane.

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  42. Very sweet...love your vintage Valentine, brings back good memories of elementary school!

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  43. Jane,
    So sweet and PRETTY too!!! Love the heart and the ticking fabric:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  44. I love your sweet Valentine cone!!!
    Michelle

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  45. These are so sweet, Jane.

    Have a great week! La

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  46. Jane your cone is adorable.

    I am drooling over that lace. I love handmade lace. Have you thought about stitching it to the ends of your pillowcases, that is what I would be doing with it. Just lovely.

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  47. I love this cone, Jane! I just bought some Celluclay last week to attempt some paper mache letters but what I envisioned just wasn't coming to be. I'm going to have to make some of these cones with the left over clay. Thank you for sharing this sweet little project!

    Hugs,
    Jami

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