A Second Look
A gift mug is not the only thing you can decorate with candy! We found these adorable ice cream cone cups at our local dollar store and then found hard candies in ice cream flavors to decorate them! To make your own Ice Cream Cone Candy Gift, go to our May 09, 2009 Gift Mug with Candy post in the PROJECTS-CRAFTING Category and download the instructions. Follow the instructions for the mug, but use an ice cream cone shaped dish in its place. You may need a larger diameter styrofaom ball to fit into the dish. Use your favorite flavor of candy, or vary the assorment to the receipient's taste...we added a ribbon bow in suitable colors at the base, and finished an ice cream scoop off with a gift tag and bow. Don't worry about this ice cream gift melting...if it is around that long!
Sources: Cups, Candy, Scoop; Dollar Tree
To make the gift tag like ours, download and print a copy of our template (there are two different colored tags on the page) onto white cardstock. Cut out the tag with decorative scissors. Glue white tag onto colored paper and allow to dry; trim paper around tag. Glue to a second color of paper and allow to dry; trim paper. Attach tag to scoop with ribbon looped through a punched hole in the upper left corner.
Click here to download a copy of the giftcard template;Download Cool Birthday Giftcard Template