- Foam cone (I used a 12" x 4 7/8" one) (TIP: I found almost all of mine at estate sales and thrift stores for around $1.00 each. Plleeeaase do not pay $5.00+ each for these things at the craft store.)
- Ribbon (for the above-sized cone, I used the following:
- 1 - 12' spool of 1 1/2"
- 2 - 9' spool of 7/8"
- 2 - 9' spool of 3/8")
- Pins (again, for the above-size cone, I used approx. 300 pins)
- Glue (the all-purpose craft/tacky kind)
- Scissors (I used pinking shears so that the ribbons don't fray and so any edges left showing always look finished)
- Felt (a half sheet is plenty for one cone)
- Topper of your choice
Then, cut all of your ribbon up into 5" pieces.
When you finish your ribbons all the way to the top, you want to use another cut of ribbon (you can use one you've already cut, but I think it really only needs to be 4" long or so) to finish it so it looks nice and polished. (TIP: I lightly coated both the ribbon, and around the top of the cone with glue. Then I wrapped the ribbon around the top, pulling tighter at the bottom of the ribbon - because you're working with the slant of the cone. Then I wrapped the ribbon with a rubber band until it was almost entirely dry. You don't want to keep it wrapped until it's completely dry because you risk having to cut your rubber band off because it's become glued to the ribbon - and if it's still a little tacky when you take the band off, you have a chance to smooth out any wrinkles the rubber band may have made.)