Celebrate the Fourth of July with these sweet patriotic ice cream cone treat boxes! Learn how to make these with the step-by-step tutorial!
Hello Crafty Friends! The Fourth of July is coming up soon and I’m excited to share these sweet patriotic ice cream cone treat boxes! Decorated with red, white and blue, these boxes are perfect for holding small treats and gifts.
I only made a few to give out but they come together quickly and would be fun as party favors. I filled my paper mache boxes with Haribo Raspberries and Blackberries for a fun red and blue candy.
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How to Make Ice Cream Treat Boxes
- Paper Mache Cupcake Box (I originally found the boxes at my local Joann Fabrics but haven’t seen them there recently. You can also sometimes find them on Etsy or Ebay
- Acrylic paint: White, Bright Blue, Christmas Red, Cinnamon Brown and Natural Beige
- Paint brush (a flat paint brush is great for making the sprinkles)
- Round Wooden Beads 20mm
- Green pipe cleaners
- Tan marker
- Hot glue
- Cupcake liner
- Haribo Gummies Raspberries and Blackberries
Step One: Paint and decorate the ice cream scoop! Use white acrylic paint to paint the lid of each paper mache box.
Next, decorate the ice cream scoop with red and blue sprinkles! I painted little stars on one of the lids with a thin paint brush. To paint the jimmies, I used a flat paint brush, this worked great because all of my jimmies were the same size.
Step Two: Paint the ice cream cone. Next paint the bottom of the box to look like a cone. I used a combination of white, brown, beige and yellow acrylic paints to get my cone color.
Paint the upper part of the boxes with red and blue acrylic paints then add a criss-cross pattern on the cone part with a tan marker or tan paint.
Step Three: Add the cherry! Paint a round wooden bead red and hot glue it to the top of the box lid. You can add the stem of the cherry by twisting two pieces of green pipe cleaner together. Put a little hot glue in the top of the cherry and push the pipe cleaner in.
Your treat boxes are finished! Since the paper mache cupcake boxes are not food safe, I placed a cupcake liner in the bottom of the box before filling them up with fun red and blue candy. You could also package food in bags before placing it inside the boxes.
The Fourth of July is still a few weeks away, plenty of time to whip up some of these cute treat boxes!