How to make paper ice cream bunting

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Bring a summer vibe to your home with papercraft bunting that looks good enough to eat.

It’s summer! Time for lazy days at the beach, picnics in the park and wall-to-wall sunshine (fingers crossed!). And nothing says summer more than a scrummy dollop of delicious ice cream, perched precariously in a cone.

So, to celebrate all things summery, and ensure we hold onto our favourite season a little longer, how about making this sweet ice cream bunting? It’ll remind you of summer days long after you’ve packed away your flip flops and sun cream.

If you’re ready to get started, this handy video gives you a step-by-step guide to creating your ice cream bunting. Take a look and before long, you’ll be bringing a real touch of summer to your home. Sweet.

When you see how eye-catching this bunting is, you won’t believe how easy it is to make. And like most papercraft projects, all you need to get started is a few pieces of equipment and some sheets of paper – and Hobbycraft is your go-to store for all things crafty.

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Step 1:

To make the honeycomb balls, start by cutting out 11.5cm (4.5”) diameter circles from the pastel papers, in blue, pink, green and yellow. For added ease, try the Xcut Circle Cutter available from Hobbycraft. Once your circles are cut out, split them into four separate coloured piles.

Step 2:

Make a template for the four honeycomb balls by taking one circle, fold it in half, then in half again to make a quarter (see image 1). Open out so you have a semi-circle, and fold each edge to meet the middle. You will end up with a half quarter shape. Mark each edge of the folded lines with a pencil (see image 2).

Step 3:

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Now you have your template, fold each circle into a semi-circle and transfer the marks from your template onto each semi-circle (see image 3). Place a small dab of glue on the inside of each semi-circle, and glue shut (see image 4).

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Once they have all dried, start with one colour, and place a small dab of glue on each pencil mark (apart from the outside middle edge) on one semi-circle (see image 5), place another on top and repeat until all of your semi-circles are stacked on top of each other.

Step 5:

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Make a cone from the remaining cream paper, and glue the edge shut (see image 6). Pop a line of glue around the top of the cone, and fix the honeycomb ball inside, then leave to dry (see image 7). Repeat for the three remaining colours. Pierce a needle through the top of the honeycomb, and thread a piece of twine through the hole. Tie off until you have a loop (see image 8).

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To make the tassels, fold a sheet of crepe paper in half and cut along the folded edge. This will give you two tassels. Cut strips along the bottom edge (see image 9). Fold out the paper and begin to roll up one edge and glue to seal (see image 10). Pierce a needle through the top of the honeycomb, and thread a piece of twine through the hole, tie off until you have a loop. (see image 11).

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To assemble your bunting, thread a tassel onto the string, followed by an ice cream cone, then repeat until all of your tassels and ice cream cones are threaded onto the string (see image 12). Then all you have to do is find the perfect place to hang it, before sitting back and waiting for all the admiring comments.

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