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DIY: Confetti Cones

09.09.15

Confetti Cone 7

I’ve taken a leaf out of Lucy’s book and started making my own natural confetti ready for my wedding using dried flower petals. It’s an easy way to provide your guests with a pretty alternative to the artificial stuff that some venues are no longer allowing you to use. The throwing of confetti can be a brilliant photo opportunity so it’s a tradition I definitely want to include in my big day, and it should be a fairly cheap idea as I’m making it out of flowers I would have bought anyway, so it’s a great way to recycle. The making of the confetti is a fairly simple process, it’s just a case of gently pulling the petals off the centre, and drying them out in a warm place, such as a conservatory, so the DIY I’m posting about is the cones that will hold it. It’s a super simple idea that will your guests will appreciate, especially if they’ve forgotten to bring their own confetti to throw.

Supplies

  • Thick decorative paper
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape
  • Confetti to fill
  1. From your piece of paper create equal size rectangles so that your cones will all be a similar  size and shape. Mine measured approximately 20cm by 30cm, and I was able to create 8.
  2. Fold the rectangle so that the two shortest sides meet, but only create a small 1cm crease at the bottom.
  3. Add a length of double-sided tape along the bottom right of the rectangle, from the crease to the right edge. Remove the backing of the tape to expose the sticky side.
  4. Using the crease as the bottom tip of the cone, roll the rectangle from the left, lightly pressing down as the double-sided tape sticks to the cone. Once rolled into the cone shape, carefully press down the sticky-taped edge.
  5. Add your confetti, using as little or as much as needed.

Confetti Cone 1

Confetti Cone 2

Confetti Cone 3

Confetti Cone 4

Confetti Cone 5

Confetti Cone 6

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