When I started crafting I use to see to always see so many crafters creating these cones called “Tussie Mussies”. On Pinterest I have some boards of inspiration projects and I seen some of these I had pinned. So I decided on a Halloween themed one.
Getting Halloween Started
The design team package I received this month included a recent collection from Carta Bella called Halloween Market. The 12x12 sheet I used for this project is very cute, fun and colorful. To begin I shaped the sheet of paper into a “cone” , I decided to not cut the tip that you see on the back area on the tussie mussie. This is optional, you can decide if you like it like this or cut it. I used then used some Helmar Tiger Grip adhesive to glue it together, make sure you start at the bottom & once you get to the top of it , use a clip to hold it in place. I prefer using this instead of hot glue but you can use the adhesive of your choice.
Once it dried I began to embellish it. I began by taking my We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-dile and making (2) holes on the top of each side. I then added black eyelets in which I then added some matte black & orange tulle. This will be used to hang the tussie mussie. I then added a piece of pale orange, more like peach, lace onto the side of the tussie mussie where I folded the paper over to shape it to a cone. I had purchased a roll of black lace at Walmart along with the tulle and other Halloween supplies. So I then added this black lace layering the lighter colored one I previously adhered.
I then adhered a small piece of black tulle/lace trim around the bottom of the tussie mussie and also adding a piece of orange ribbon onto the center. After this I took a small piece of crinkled seam binding from MyScrapCabinshop on Instagram in the color “coral”. I adhered this onto the top side of the lace and then added a flower from Bo Bunny Harvest Orange Dahlia that was in my design team package as well. Then finished this area off with a black glittered spider sticker from Jolee’s Boutique . As well as a piece of twine with some Tim Holtz Idealogy Typed Halloween Tokens.
As you have seen as a final touch I added black shredded paper and a few mini candies. This was such a fun project to create that I am thinking that I might just create a few more to send to my grandkids for Halloween. I do hope that I have inspired you to create this for Halloween or for any other holiday or occasion. I will be back next week with another project.