Ice cream garland is easy to make with just yarn and paper for a birthday or summer decoration.
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Make an ice cream cone garland out of yarn and paper for a festive summer decoration.

Make a colorful ice cream cone garland out of paper and yarn! Top each cone with cherry pom poms. These are great for a birthday, summer or just as a happy day decoration.

I am slightly obsessed with garlands made out of yarn pom poms.  I have this cute Halloween yarn garland and even a yarn pom pom turkey! They are just so easy to make and look adorable on display.

I couldn't let summer go by without making a yarn garland for decoration. And what says summer better than ice cream cones?!

Ice Cream Cone Garland

Yarn Ice Cream Garland


Start by gathering your supplies:

Brown Kraft Paper
Brown Sharpie
6″ plate or similar circle template (try a pyrex lid)
1″ red pom poms and 1 pink
Yarn in rainbow colors:
Bernat Super Value Yarn in Peacock and Light Damson
Red Heart Yarn in Cherry Red, Bright Yellow, Pumpkin, Spring Green, and Paddy Green


Make the Pom Poms

How to make a yarn pom pom

Cut 1 piece of yarn about 12″ long of each color and set it aside. This will be used to tie the middle of the pom pom. Since one of your hands will be occupied with yarn, it's easiest to cut this first.

Wrap one color yarn around the palm of your hand around 150 times and then trim the ends.

Yarn Pom Pom
Next, slide the pre-cut piece of yarn through your fingers and slide the yarn off your hand. Tie the piece you slid through tightly. Double knot.

Gently flip over the bundle of yarn and bring the two pieces you just tied to the other side to do the same, double knotting them.

Easy Yarn Pom Pom

Then use your scissors to cut the loops to create a pom pom.

Handmade Yarn PomPom

Finally trim the pom pom. Hang onto the “tail”, which is the piece that holds the yarn together and was tied on both sides. Trim the pom pom into the shape desired.

Do not cut the tail, that is what you will use to hang the cones. If you do cut it, simply tie another one on, very tightly.

Make one pom pom with each color of yarn.

Make Paper Cones

Paper Ice Cream Cone

Next, make the paper ice cream cones. Cut  one 5″ x 5″ piece of kraft paper for each color pom pom.

Use the brown Sharpie to draw grided lines on each square of paper.

Easy Paper Cones

Now, cut the paper square in to a cone shape. Free hand it or use a plate as a circle guide to create an arched side to the paper.

Paper Cones

Next, roll each paper into a cone shape and secure the edges with hot glue.

Paper and Yarn Ice Cream Cone

Now it's time to make the ice cream cones! Attach the pom poms to the paper cones by putting hot glue into the top of the cone. Set the pom pom on top, pushing it somewhat down into the cone so the glue catches the yarn.

Ice Cream Garland Tutorial

Keep the tail on top and not in the cone to use to create a loop by knotting to hang.

Hang the Ice Cream Cones

Ice Cream Party Garland

After each cone is made, string them up on the twine. Measure the length needed for the twine and add about 12″. Add a slip knot to each end and slide the cones onto the twine. Hang as desired.

Summer Garland

Finally, add pom pom cherries to the top of each ice cream cone. To get the “cherries” to sit straight, add them on after the cones are hung on the twine.  Add a white or pink pom pom to the red ice cream cone to make the cherry stand out more.

Ice Cream Yarn Garland

Finally, hang the finished garland on a mantle, or a deck. This would be adorable for an ice cream party!

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35 comments on “Ice Cream Cone Garland

  1. Adriana on said:

    Lindo! Quero mais idéias em português, Obrigada.

  2. Just love this garland.

  3. DENISE on said:

    Hello, I was wondering do you sell your diy items? If so I’d like to purchase the ice cream cones, please?

  4. Hi, how did you make the cherry Pom Pom ?

  5. Ahlam shishani on said:

    Soooo cuuuuute ❤

  6. I was looking for an easy DIY ice cream garland for the kids room. thanks, its really cute!

  7. These are so cute! I helped decorate a Ice Cream themed party a few months ago and instead of yarn we used tissue paper to make the “ice cream” for the paper cones. They turned out really cute. However, since I am obsessed with yarn… I love the possibilities with using pompoms! Thanks for sharing!

    Lisa at Dreams and Caffeine

  8. I’m planning on having an ice cream social at some point this summer…I’m pretty sure that I’ll need to craft these first!

  9. Such an adorable idea, just love your garland. Pinned

  10. This is so, so adorable Camille! What a fantastic idea and so fun for a birthday party or a summer mantle. So cute!! Thanks so much for linking it up to the Inspiration Galore Project Party last week. You are one of my features this Sunday over at Pinned and shared. Hugs, Lisa

  11. Those are ridiculously adorable! I love them! Pinning! 🙂 Lisa

  12. Laurie on said:

    Super cute Camille! pinned 🙂

  13. OMG, this garland is so adorable. Pinning this. I love it.

  14. What a cute idea!!! 🙂

  15. Those are adorable!! How fun for a party, or just to make your home sweet. 🙂 I love it!

  16. Adorable Camille, this one is a keeper, and great to have on hand for birthdays too! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

  17. JaneEllen on said:

    Love this ice cream cone garland. Love making any garland so this one caught my eye. Little different prep but love idea. Would be so approp. in dog days of simmer. Usually make paper garlands but think this will be fun to make plus practicing making pom-poms, always good idea. Saved for later on.

  18. Really nice, these are a great idea for a party!

  19. Such a fun summer project! Plus it would use up some of my leftover yarn.

  20. Hey cute girl! I’m just stopping by to let you know that we will be featuring you tonight at our linky party! Pinned and tweeted. I can’t wait to see you there! Lou Lou Girls

  21. This is so cute! It would be super fun at an ice cream party!

  22. How adorable! I love the bright rainbow of colors. The yarn balls would also make great cupcakes in paper liners.

  23. Such a cute idea! Pinning!

  24. What a super cute idea! My granddaughter would love to make these. I’m always trying to come up with crafts for us to do and this will definitely be added to my project list!

  25. These are so adorable and make me want to throw an ice cream party! Thanks so much for sharing your cute craft with us at Share The Wealth Sunday!

  26. How fabulous are this vibrant ice cream cones? Very is my answer! Sooo much fun going on right here.

  27. This is so cute I can hardly stand it! Perfect for a party or just fun summer decor. Pinning and sharing for sure! Thanks for sharing at Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party. Have a great week!

  28. What a cute, cute idea! Pinning this!

  29. This is absolutely adorable!

  30. I recently learned how to make pom poms, and I cannot wait to make this garland for my daughters’ play bakery/ice cream shop! Thanks for sharing!

  31. These are adorable!!! Thanks for sharing.

  32. love it Camille, was just thinking we hadn’t seen you in a while, so thanks for sharing!