How to Make Ice Cream Bunting
Bank holiday weekend means only one thing – hoping for sunshine and ice creams! If you’re still craving that ice cream hit, or the sun isn’t shining enough for it, get crafty with it, and make some delicious-looking ice cream bunting to hang up!
Skill Level: Beginner
Time to Make: 2 hours
1. Print and cut out the template. Roll out a block of white air drying clay onto greaseproof paper to roughly the thickness of a pound coin. Place the template on top of the clay and trace around it with a craft knife. Keep tracing around the templates until the entire piece of rolled out clay has been used. If you need to create more shapes simply gather all of the excess clay up and re-roll.
2. Carefully remove the excess clay from around each of the pieces and leave them to dry for at least 24 hours – you’ll be able to tell once the pieces have completely dried out as the clay will have turned a lighter shade of white.
3. Use fine sandpaper to carefully remove any rough edges.
4. Paint each of the ice cream sections with two coats of pastel coloured paint and the cone section with a light brown. Leave each layer to dry before applying the next one.
5. Once the front of each piece has been painted, repeat step four with the sides and back of each. Leave to dry.
6. Use a hot melt glue gun to attach the ice cream sections to the cone, hold in place for a few moments to allow the glue to set.
7. Once all of the ice creams have been constructed, place them face down, evenly spaced, on a flat surface. Run a length of pompom trim along the back and secure to the back of each ice cream with a hot melt glue gun.
8. Once the glue has set, it’s time to hang your bunting in pride of place!