Here are a few ways we like to use them at different times of year.
May Day Posie
Celebrations abound across continents and centuries on the first of May. May Day posies (tiny flower arrangements) hanging on the doors of sweethearts and loved ones inspired this series. Our method: Enjoy cutting and taping the cones at home on the still chill evenings of April. On May first, gather small bunches of local flowers, and leave them hanging all over the neighborhood.
Starting in the early 1800's the grandparents or godparents in most German-speaking areas of Europe would make a beautifully decorated cone for a child's first day of school. Children were told that when the fruit is ripe (full of school supplies and sweets) on the Schultuten-baum, it is time to go to school. Each school designated a tree to hang the school cones.
Our Method: Fill one of these cones with school supplies and of course a treat. Arrive early (or send via post) to the home of a loved child.
Christmas Tree Ornaments
A centuries old Danish tradition of making cones to adorn the Christmas tree lives on. Covering the tree with cones filled with chocolate, nuts and other treats makes decorating the tree even more exciting.
Our method: Blend this tradition in your own existing traditions. Party favor for a family gathering or annual Christmas party, extra tasty decorations magically appear on Christmas morning, or dance around the tree by candlelight while munching away.
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Cone is 6" long