Here in Arizona, it’s a must to stay cool with icy treats during the summer, especially when the temps reach well over 120 degrees. Snow cones have been a personal favorite of mine since I was a kid, to this day I would eat shaved ice and snow cones every single day! I decided to have a snow cone station set up for one of the playdates we had recently, we are lucky enough to have a shaved ice setting on our refrigerator. I’m showing you how I made this super cute DIY Snow Cone Garland for my snow cone station.
Make It: Fun® Crafts Mini Foam Cones, 2 3/4 x 1 7/8″ (6 pack)
Make It: Fun® Crafts Foam Balls, 2″ (12 pack)
FloraCraft® Diamond Dust Glitter
Acrylic Craft Paint, Sea Breeze – Peony Pink – Yellow Green – Sunny Day – Peaches n’ Cream
Decoupage or Mod Podge
Make It: Fun® Foam Saw
Bakers Twine or String
Hot Glue and Glue Gun
Free Mini Snow Cone Cup Template, found HERE
Start by cutting the 2″ foam balls, you can either cut them in half or cut a 1/4 of it off. I chose to cut 1/4 off the ball so that my snow cone was taller.
Use toothpicks or skewers to hold each foam piece so you can paint them easier.
Once dry it’s time to give them a coat of diamond dust glitter. This stuff is so fun, it’s a thicker chunky clear glitter that will resemble our crushed ice.
Give the foam ball a coat of decoupage or mod podge then dip into the diamond dust. Set aside to dry.
When it’s all dry they are the look like perfect ice crystals.
Print the free mini snow cone cup template found above, I suggest using white cardstock. White printer paper will also work, it will just be thinner and not hold up as well.
Once they are printed, cut out enough little cone wrappers to go around each snow cone on your garland.
Using a glue gun adhere each wrapper around the foam cones. Trim any excess cardstock if needed.
Lastly, using hot glue sandwich bakers twine or string between each top and bottom piece of your snow cones. I spaced mine about 2.5″ apart on my garland.
I love how my garland turned out, it was the perfect decoration for my snow cone station. I love how each snow cone sparkles like real ice, and it’s sturdy enough that I can use it again and again. I’m thinking my kiddo’s need to have a snow cone stand.
I thought it would be fun to share the printables I made for my snow cone station. Head over HERE to snag labels for your syrups and the Snow Cone Printable Sign. There are 17 different flavor labels available.
I grabbed the cute polka dot snow cone cups from Hobby Lobby along with the wood spoons.
Be sure to check out these other fun summer ideas…
DISCLOSURE | This post is sponsored on behalf of Floracraft® Make It: Fun Crafts®. All opinions and ideas are 100% my own.
Amy | The Happy Scraps says
LOVE the snow cone garland! SO dang cute!
I love this, Rebecca. It is sweet and sparkly as can be! Sharing!
Thanks Sharon! Hope you have an awesome week. 🙂