The Fourth of July is this week?! In my excitement to share recaps of our UK Holiday with you, I almost forgot about the upcoming holiday. Then, I had a few ideas of something to wear and something to make…so I decided to put the second part of my recap on hold until next week and bring you some fun Independence Day ideas…
How will you be spending the Fourth of July this year? I bet with a little backyard BBQ with hamburgers and hot dogs perhaps? Followed by an ice cream cone? You don’t get much more American than that to celebrate our Nation’s Independence!! Well, I thought I’d share this idea I had to make your ice cream cone be a little more patriotic. And don’t worry, I know the Fourth is tomorrow – this DIY is super simple and comes out super cute in red, white, and blue.
You will need: ice cream cones, white chocolate chips, colorful sprinkles in red, white, and blue, and a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or Martha Wrap.
Melt your chocolate chips – white chocolate melts differently than regular chocolate, so I suggest melting it over a double boiler. If your white chocolate gets too hot, it will harden and become unworkable. Don’t fret (and don’t throw it away!) just add more chips and stir, the new chips will simultaneously melt and cool the chocolate. Once the chocolate is melted, use a spatula to “paint” a thin layer around the top of the cone.
Sprinkle with your red, white, and blue sprinkles.
To make a flag that you see in the top photo: pour blue sprinkles in a pretty wide stripe. Then pour your red sprinkles as stripes on the rest of the chocolate. Use white star sprinkles with chocolate on the back to stick to the blue sprinkled area.
Allow your cones to dry overnight before you use. These would be especially good with homemade ice cream like this blueberry ice cream – enjoy!