DIY paper wedding cone

Wedding cone

A diy craft
you will favor

Whether it's your own wedding or a friend's, these gorgeous homemade wedding cones will create a whimsical gift your guests will be excited to take home and cherish.

When most people hear the words "I do," they immediately think of weddings and a beautiful couple agreeing to the terms of holy matrimony. But when someone crafty hears this simple phrase, it almost always brings back memories of the day that they said "I do"... to the task of "helping" with the decorations for this blissful event.

When someone mentions their wedding to me a year or even two weeks in advance, my mind dances with delight about all the possibilities for their special day and the joy I will experience creating these things for them. But because I always wait until the very last minute to get started, what seemed relaxing and fun turns quickly into what looks like an episode of Craft Wars.

Here is one of my favorite wedding crafts that is versatile enough to be carried as a wedding bouquet, used as table favors or jauntily tied to chair backs as place holders for your guests. And the best part of all is that they are oh-so-quick to make and super inexpensive! For even more fabulous crafting ideas like this one, check out Glitterville!

What you'll need:

  • Card stock, size 8-1/2 by 11-inches
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • White glue
  • Glitter
  • Stem wire
  • Floral tape
  • Flowers
  • Ribbon
  • Kitchen skewer
  • Acrylic paints
  • Pliers

Step 1: Prepare the card stock

Hold a piece of 8-1/2-inch card stock in your hands horizontally. Curl the lower right hand corner toward the center of the page.

Step 1: Prepare the cardstock

Step 2: Shape the cone

Continue curling and readjusting until you have made a cone that you like, and hot glue the seam to hold it in shape.

Step 2: Shape the cone

Step 3: Texturize the cone

Create a textured pattern over the entire surface of the cone with hot glue. Just squeeze the handle and let it go where it wants! Do not touch until you're sure it's completely dry; it takes approximately five minutes .

Step 3: Texturize the cone

Step 4: Start gluing

Brush the cone with white glue.

Step 4: Start glueing

Step 5: Add shimmer

Sprinkle with glitter; I used iridescent.

Step 5: Add shimmer

Step 6: Use stem wire to make decorative curls

For the decorative curls peaking out of the cone, cover a few pieces of stem wire with white floral tape, paint on some stripes and twirl with pliers. Hot glue to the inside edge of cone.

Step 6: Use stem wire to make decorative curls

Step 7: Attach the ribbon for hanging

Hot glue a loop of wire to the top of the cone in the back and add a ribbon for hanging.

Step 7: Attach the ribbon for hanging

Step 8: Fill with flowers

Drop in a bundle of flowers. For live flowers that require water, line the inside of the cone with a pastry decorating bag cut to fit.

Step 8: Fill with flowers

Step 9: Download and print the clip art

Print the banner and medallion artwork and cut out using scissors or a craft knife. We have included three different styles to match your festivities.

Step 9: Download and print the clipart

Step 10: Do the finishing touches

Stripe a kitchen skewer with acrylic paints, glue the "O' Happy Day" medallion to the top and slip it into your flowers. Finish it off by gluing on a banner that announces "Here Comes the Bride!"

Do the finishing touches

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Comments on "DIY paper wedding cone"

Carrie July 22, 2012 | 11:40 AM

This is so cute! My friend is getting married this coming Spring and I've been looking for some fun, inexpensive crafts that I can do to help out. This is definitely going to the top of the list. Thanks!

jonathan July 17, 2012 | 4:06 PM

this is so clever....i dont consider my self to be quite creative, but these ideas really help...on my way to micheals for a day of shopping...

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