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Ice Cream Cone Garland

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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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  • Emma
    September 1, 2019

    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
    May 7, 2019

    HelI have been looking for different paper flower crafts to make so I can put in some vases I have that my son and his family brought me flowers for my birthday and for mother’s day. These look so easy to make, I am going to try them and make a bouquet for one of my vases. Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial. I will let you know how mine turn out.

  • Adriana
    April 29, 2018

    Lindo! Quero mais idéias em português, Obrigada.

  • Anna T.
    March 26, 2018

    Just love this garland.

    March 13, 2018

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

    • Camille
      March 14, 2018

      No, I’m sorry, I don’t sell them!

  • Dao
    February 4, 2018

    Hi, how did you make the cherry Pom Pom ?

    • Camille
      February 4, 2018

      We bought a bag of pom poms and glued them on.

  • Ahlam shishani
    January 6, 2018

    Soooo cuuuuute ❤

  • Emy co
    June 26, 2017

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

  • Lisa
    June 12, 2017

    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

  • Colleen
    May 29, 2017

    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!

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

  • Lisa Silfwerbrand
    May 26, 2017

    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

  • Those are ridiculously adorable! I love them! Pinning! 🙂 Lisa

  • Laurie
    May 24, 2017

    Super cute Camille! pinned 🙂

  • Beverly
    May 24, 2017

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

  • Gentle Joy Homemaker
    May 23, 2017

    What a cute idea!!! 🙂

  • Jamie
    May 22, 2017

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

  • creativejewishmom/sara
    May 21, 2017

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

  • JaneEllen
    May 20, 2017

    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.

  • Paper Bloom
    August 5, 2016

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

  • Theresa
    July 20, 2016

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

  • Lou Lou Girls
    July 18, 2016

    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

  • Morgan
    July 16, 2016

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

  • Chantelle Doll
    July 16, 2016

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

  • Monroe
    July 16, 2016

    Such a cute idea! Pinning!

  • Teresa
    July 14, 2016

    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!

  • Lisa
    July 12, 2016

    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!

  • Michelle Morris
    July 12, 2016

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

  • 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!

  • What a cute, cute idea! Pinning this!

  • Jen S
    July 11, 2016

    This is absolutely adorable!

  • The Gifted Gabber
    July 10, 2016

    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!

  • Debbie Mayfield
    July 10, 2016

    These are adorable!!! Thanks for sharing.

  • creativejewishmom/sara
    July 9, 2016

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