I handcrafted this candy cone one Christmas for my oldest child. It is based upon the theme of the 12 days of Christmas.
I purchased a prefabricated half mold from a hobby store to press the intricately designed 3D flowers from Sculpey clay. The partridges were Styrofoam birds left over from a Christmas beading craft.
I frequently purchase discounted craft supplies after the Christmas holiday for use in some project that they were not originally intended. These supplies are sold for pennies on the dollar from hobby retailers after customers have no interest in them.
However, this does not mean that these items can not be upcycled to create something unique, beautiful or of sentimental value. "Usefulness" is in the eye of the beholder!
|Close up views of the details on the candy cone; these were created by combining 3D sculpted clay pieces with bright colored acrylic paints.|
|Four different views of the same candy cone or horn of plenty, "A Partridge In A Pear Tree."|
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