Mehndi, which is also known as henna, mehandi and al-henna, is a type of dye that is applied in elaborate designs to the hands and then removed, leaving a bright orange stain. It is a traditional part of many Middle Eastern and South Asian wedding ceremonies, and it has also gained popularity in the west. A cone allows you to apply mehndi to your skin.
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Things you need
- 1 quart plastic freezer bag
- Permanent marker
Cut off the seal of the plastic freezer bag and throw it away.
Draw a line vertically through the centre of the bag, from top to bottom, using the ruler and permanent marker.
Draw a line from the top middle of the bag to the bottom right corner and a line from the top middle of the bag to the bottom left corner. Your plastic bag is now sectioned into four triangles.
Cut along each of the 3 lines, creating 4 double-sided plastic triangles.
Line up the vertical edge of the magazine with the edge of your table. Lay 1 plastic triangle along the edge, so that one of the long sides' raw edges sticks out by about half an inch.
Seal the edge of the plastic triangle by running the lighter's flame along the edge. Repeat the process on the other long side of the triangle.
Seal the edges of the other 3 triangles. You will have 4 mehndi cones.
Cut open the bottoms of the two triangles that have a solid short side because of the way that they are cut. Fill them with henna paste and snip away a very small bit of the tip of each cone to use them.
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