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These festive gift cones are surprise-holders.

These festive gift cones are surprise-holders

To delight youngsters with a holiday treat, let them choose from a bouquet of brightly colored gift cones. Made of cardboard and wrapping paper, the cones hold small favors wrapped in colorful tissue paper. You can make a handful of cones in just a few minutes to fill a basket and be ready for holiday visitors or unexpected guests.

To fill a group of cones, use inexpensive favors, cookies, or the fruit taffy canes on page 80. A single cone could also wrap a special gift placed under the tree.

You'll need thin cardbord or two-ply bristol paper, several colors of wrapping paper, some ribbon, and some large self-adhesive stickers "about 1 1/4 inches in diameter). Also have at hand clear tape, scissors, and--if needed--tissue paper for an inner wrap.

Cut the cardboard into squares 5 inches or larger; the cones in the photograph above were made from 11 1/2-inch squares. Cut the wrapping paper into a square 1 inch larger on each side than the cardboard, then follow the directions in the caption below.

Photo: Gift cones in a basket hold small surprises for holiday visitors

Photo: Five steps to making the cones:

1. Bring one corner of cardboard square under opposite corner to form a cone; tape to hold. 2. Cut off excess cardboard along dotted line. 3. Shape wrapping paper around cone; tape in place. 4. After filling, fold in sides of triangular portion of wrapping paper above cone. 5. Fold down long flap over cone opening; add a ribbon loop, if desired, and fasten with a self-adhesive sticker
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