Thursday, December 19, 2013

"The Partridge In A Pear Tree" Candy Cone

       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!
Far left, I lined the inside of the cone with gold tinsel. The handle is strung with both seed beads and faux pearl beads. Middle, the partridge is made from Syrofoam. Right, there are actually two partridges included on the cone to enhance the 3D effect.

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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  1. I love this ornament! Truly Beautiful.

  2. Wouldn't it be great to have cones like this one for every 12 days?

  3. Yes, so my daughters say that I should produce one for every 12 days every Christmas. However, this would cost them many dozens of cookies in return and they have yet to preform this task!

  4. Wow. This one will be collectable someday. Luv the motif.

  5. I'm thinking of opening up a "12 Days of Christmas" Christmas tree theme in 2015.