Do-It-Yourself Confetti Cones

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Do-It-Yourself Confetti Cones
A shower of confetti seals the ceremony. (Maria Teijeiro/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Showering the bride and groom with confetti is a tradition that has become an integral feature of many weddings. Somehow the ceremony would not seem complete without it. Many guests bring their own confetti to a wedding, but it's also a good idea to provide confetti for those guests who don't. Making confetti cones is a simple process, and by making them yourself you can coordinate the cones with the wedding colour theme. You can even add a little label telling guests when to throw their confetti.

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Things you need

  • Decorative paper
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Craft glue
  • Ribbon (optional)

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  1. 1

    Cut the paper into 6 inch squares.

  2. 2

    Lay one paper square down flat, with any pattern facing down. Starting from the top-left corner, use a pencil to number the corners 1 through 4 in a clockwise direction.

  3. 3

    Erase the number from corner 1.

  4. 4

    Run a line of craft glue along the edge of the paper between corners 3 and 4.

  5. 5

    Hold corners 2 and 4 and fold upwards to form a cone shape.

  6. 6

    Pass corner 4 over corner 2, overlapping by 2 inches, then press the seam to glue the cone closed. Finish the confetti cone by tying a ribbon around the middle. Secure the ribbon with a spot of glue.

  7. 7

    Repeat steps 2 through 6 with the remaining paper squares. Fill all the finished cones with the confetti of your choice.

Tips and warnings

  • You can use double-sided sticky tape in place of glue, but you need to be more accurate in the placing of the overlap. Craft glue allows you to move the join before the glue sets.

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