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A Fun and Easy Guide to Making Confetti Cones for Brides-to-Be

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You must have seen those cute matching confetti cones that people have at their wedding nowadays. Well, why not make your own confetti cones diy? In this article you will learn 3 different ways to make confetti cones for weddings depending on the style you want.

If you are looking for that co-ordinated look but you are working on a budget then these are for you. Select your paper / card to co-ordinate with your other decorations.

You will also get guidance on making your own confetti and a confetti cone holder. So, let’s get started.

You will need:

  • Card / paper (old book pages, old music, scrapbook paper, doilies)
  • Double sided tape
  • Confetti (see section on confetti below)
  • Scissors
  • Embellishments (see section on embellishments below)

Cones for Confetti from a Square of Paper

One of the simplest ways to make confetti cones is to take identical squares of paper and roll them into cone shapes. Place narrow double sided tape along one side of the square. Then roll the square into a cone shape using the tape to hold the outer edge down.

Firm it in place and you have your first confetti cone. What could be easier? Here is one made from a star chart.

confetti cone made from star chart

Paper Doily Confetti Cones

If you are looking for a very delicate effect then circular paper doilies can be a great choice. You get some fabulous ‘lace’ effects without needing any cutting machines.

Simply add some double sided tape to one side of the back of the doily. Then roll the doily up into a cone using the tape to hold the doily cone in place.

doily confetti cone

Curved Topped Confetti Cone

If you would like the top of your cone to have a little more finesse then you can make one with a rounded top. Simply download this free printable template and cut out your cones from your chosen paper using this template as a guide.

creating shape for confetti cones

Roll the cone into shape. Then open it up, add a strip of double sided tape along one side and then re-roll using the tape to secure the cone.


Now you have 3 different types of cone let’s talk about embellishments. The easiest way to match them into your wedding is to add fabric, lace or ribbons that are the same as those used somewhere else on the wedding day.

Simply using a hot melt glue gun to add a bow or bead can be enough. Or, maybe like me you like them just as they are.

Alternatively use twine and old book pages to add labels. These could be blank or contain personal messages or details of the bride and groom. Here is a video showing you how to make cute book page labels. Simply make them small to match your cones.

This video is also available on my YouTube channel.

Confetti for your Cones

You can simply buy your confetti from wherever you like but how about making your own?

One of the easiest ways is to use tissue paper and either cut or tear it up into small pieces. Personally I think they look better torn up. It looks even better if you have small punches or a cutting machine and can cut cute little shapes. But this could take you quite a while depending on how many cones you have to fill!

Natural dried flowers or dried out petals are increasingly popular too. You can dry your own. I have made some by drying rose petals in the microwave. I simply took some petals off my roses that were going over and separated them out onto some paper towel in the microwave. Then I kept ‘cooking them’ for short bursts until they were dry. Very simple and very effective. If you want more ideas for drying out petals then check out this tutorial here.

purple confetti cone

Confetti Cones Holder

One of the sweetest ways to hold all your cones is to simply place them in a basket for people to help themselves from.

confetti cones in a basket
Basket and Wedding Confetti
Credit: Photo by depositphotos.com

Another option is to take a box that you have that is not too deep (about the depth of a copier paper box lid seems to be about right). Cover it with decorative paper or paint it. Then cut small holes into the top of the box to push the cones in through. This should then hold them upright to keep them in place until people want them.

And then …

So, hopefully you now have the confidence to make some gorgeous confetti cones for your big day. If you would like to make some matching paper flowers then check out my compilation of tutorials including the book page roses.

book page rose lying down

Origami can be another way to add cute touches to your wedding day without great expense (or in some cases any). So check out the Origami section before you leave.

It would be great if you could comment below sharing your theme or style so that other brides to be can be inspired.

If you are assembling your fabulous ideas for your big day on Pinterest then remember to pin this to your board.

confetti cones pin

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  1. What a wonderful idea! I love the variety–music, old books, scrapbook pages, and then filled with confetti, rose petals, etc. Gorgeous origami rose, too! Pinning this post to save and share. 🙂 Thanks for sharing this post at the Will Blog for Comments #31 linkup. Hope to see you next week as well.

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