Sunday, 4 March 2018

DIY Doily Confetti Cones Tutorial

I've been doing some wedding crafting!  I wondered whether I should keep some details secret, and only share them after the wedding... but then I thought "nah!"


Looking to make your own DIY confetti cones?  Here is a great tutorial for cute, cheap and easy doily confetti cones!

I will show you how I made them... it's very easy!  And best of all, I had all the supplies to make the cones already!  I had bought the doilies years ago with ideas of wrapping things in brown paper with doilies and bakers twine - luckily I barely used them!

1 - Gather your supplies:

  • doilies - mine are 30cm diameter
  • double sided tape
  • scissors (to cut the tape)

Looking to make your own DIY confetti cones?  Here is a great tutorial for cute, cheap and easy doily confetti cones!

2 - Use two doilies together, for a bit of strength - they tend to stick together anyway.  Fold the bottom of the doilies up by about 3cm:


Looking to make your own DIY confetti cones?  Here is a great tutorial for cute, cheap and easy doily confetti cones!

3 - Fold the left hand side in, from the middle point at the bottom to the middle point on the left hand side:


Looking to make your own DIY confetti cones?  Here is a great tutorial for cute, cheap and easy doily confetti cones!

4 - Cut small squares of the double sided tape and place along the diagonal folded edge, removing the backing.  (I took a photo of this, but you couldn't really see the tape, so I didn't include it.)

5 - Roll from the right hand side, making a point at the middle of the bottom edge, where your diagonal fold starts, rolling round, then sticking your taped edge down:


Looking to make your own DIY confetti cones?  Here is a great tutorial for cute, cheap and easy doily confetti cones!

Your doily confetti cone is complete!  Make as many as you need... I've made 50!


Looking to make your own DIY confetti cones?  Here is a great tutorial for cute, cheap and easy doily confetti cones!

When you are ready, fill with the confetti of your choosing.  I found some dried petal confetti on ebay...


Looking to make your own DIY confetti cones?  Here is a great tutorial for cute, cheap and easy doily confetti cones!

This was only filled for these photos, though - I'm going to leave the petals in their plastic bag, in a dark place, to try to keep them looking and smelling their best for the wedding day in May.  I'll fill them nearer the time - but making the cones themselves is a task that is good to do in advance.  Another thing ticked off the list!


Looking to make your own DIY confetti cones?  Here is a great tutorial for cute, cheap and easy doily confetti cones!

You could also add little embellishments to the cones, like an adhesive bow.  I haven't decided whether to do that yet, or not.


Looking to make your own DIY confetti cones?  Here is a great tutorial for cute, cheap and easy doily confetti cones!

My next challenge is what to put them all in, to hold them on the day!


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4 comments:

  1. I made my own as well. Drove me mad and I questioned the necessity of confetti. Although at the actual wedding day I was glad I kept going! They are very pretty Maria. I look forward to shower you in petals! xxx

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    1. I can't wait to be showered in them! Still need to do some test to check the stainy-ness of the petals, though! xxx

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  2. I just saw the first picture on Pinterest and immediately thought, "Oh Maria would love that" !!!! Hahahahah! It was your project! Amazing! It's such a beautiful wedding detail! I love doily's. I remember I used to keep a few of them but of course, never reuse them! They're just so beautiful.

    I think it would be best for everyone involved if you just handed them out yourself on the day. What else would you be doing, Maria?

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    1. That's so funny that you thought of me and then it was my project!! I often see pins that I think you'd love, then realise that it was you that pinned it!

      Well quite - I really should keep myself occupied by handing out the confetti. I'll get bored otherwise!

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