It takes very little effort to make wedding cones so that the guests can send off the wedded couple with rice, confetti or birdseed. You can purchase plain white cones, then decorate them, or you can make your own wedding cones from the get-go. Either project is simple and fun and neither project is expensive.
You can buy cheap, white cones that are made for pouring fluids into your vehicle. These are sold at automotive supply stores and work well to make the wedding cones. Wrap each cone in a piece of white lace or satin that matches your color scheme. There are other fabrics you can use; choose something that isn’t real thick and heavy. Position the cone on the fabric then roll the material around it. Glue in place and trim off the excess.
If you want to make your own cones you’ll find that scrapbook paper is perfect. Not too thick, not too thin, the paper comes in hundreds of themes and colors. Choose gold or silver foil papers, Victorian prints, a beach theme or any other selection. Fold each paper into a cone, trimming around the top, and gluing to secure.
Another method of making the wedding cones is to cut two triangles. Fold each triangle in half, from the tip to the top, center. Open each one up and set one on top of the other, with wrong sides together. Glue or tape along the two side seams. Turn the cone so that the seams become the front and back of the cone. This design allows flat paper to hold dimensional items.
No matter what type of cone you’re using, you’ll first fill it with rice, confetti or birdseed, then fold down the top. Fill each cone only about two-thirds full. Now fold the two sides into the center, turn it, then fold the other two sides into the center. This creates a square-type top that holds the contents inside. Glue ribbons at a spot on the back of the cone, near the top edge, then bring them around front and tie them into a bowl.
Make a holder for the cones by using an upside-down cardboard box. Cover the box with fabric or paper then draw and cut holes. Position the filled cones in the holes then set on the table. Even though the cones are really easy to make they turn out really nice!