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Make Your Own Confetti Cones

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Throwing confetti at weddings is a beautiful tradition that takes place in ceremonies all over the world. There are so many different types of confetti holders that are used such as trays, baskets, small boxes and my favourite confetti cones. The great thing about making your own confetti cones is that you can personalise them so that they are exactly what you want. And of course there is a high chance you will save a lot of money, always a bonus!

Itís entirely down to personal preference what type of paper you use, ideally something sturdy enough to hold the shape of a cone. Some suggestions are thick paper, thin card or thick wrapping paper. One hand tip is to practice the cone on scrap paper, especially if you have bought expensive paper.

bows for confetti cone decorations
The final product!

Time: 15 minutes (per cone)

Paper for the cone
Tissue paper
Ribbon and bows
Hole puncher

Cut your paper into a square shape, the dimensions should be approximately 21cm. If you are using A4 paper, the method of creating a triangle to make a square will give you the perfect amount of paper.

paper confetti cone with pink rose petals

paper confetti cone with pink rose petals
A4 sized paper; fold to make a triangle, then cut

Fold in the bottom corner making a triangle. The side should be 7cm roughly.

paper confetti cone with pink rose petals

To make the cone you can role the paper together. However, I prefer to fold it half way then fold the other side over it. This way you can control how big the scoop of the cone is, ensuring there is enough space to grab petals.

Making a paper confetti cone
Fold half way

Making a paper confetti cone
Then fold the other side. Test it by putting your hand inside

If you want a sharp point at the bottom you can gently twist and roll the cone together. Stick it together with sellotape at the bottom then staple it at the top.

Sharp point on a confetti cone
Sellotape here. Handy tip: prepare bits of sellotape in advance

Sharp point on a confetti cone
Staple here

The excess can be cut off. The sides can be cut to give the shape of the cone more definition.

Sharp point on a confetti cone
Cutting off the excess paper.

Take a piece of tissue paper and fold it in sections that are 7cm wide. Then fold it one final time and cut some diamond shapes in the tissue paper.

tissue paper for confetti cones
Hold on to the diamonds if you are making confetti out of tissue

Unfold the tissue paper, then cut a section off using the fold line as a guide. The result will be a 7x19cm panel.

tissue paper for confetti cones

Wrap the tissue paper around the cone and secure with a staple.

wrapping tissue around a confetti cone

wrapping tissue around a confetti cone
Secure with a staple

Some confetti cones are held in a basket whist others are hung up on an ornament. You can use a hole puncher to make a hole at the top of the cone. Cut off some ribbon, loop this through and knot it at the top.

hole punching a confetti cone

Stick on a bow.

bows for confetti cone decorations

If you like you can add a bit of lining to the cone by cutting tissue paper and sticking it inside the cone. Fill with rose petals or tissue confetti.

paper confetti cone with pink rose petals

All the decorations used here are just examples, there is plenty of room for creativity. The possibilities are truly endless!

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