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    Crafts: Confetti Cones

    Paper cones filled with real, dried petals that you can make at home and which won't break the bank.

    "It's summer time and that means it's also wedding season. If you're the bride (congratulations!) or the bride's best friend (good luck!) then you're probably already organising everything from cakes and caterers, dresses to flowers and venues to music. There are of course all the small details to consider and one of them is the confetti that might get thrown when you (or your friend) walk out of the ceremony. For this reason I thought I'd come up with a pretty and environmentally friendly idea. Paper cones filled with real, dried petals that you can make at home and which won't break the bank. Peonies are a great flower to use because of their abundance of petals. You can choose pink or white ones, depending on your own preference and they will even make your home look pretty before being recycled as confetti. Surely, as far as multipurpose goes, it doesn't get much better? You can of course also use roses, they just tend to be a little more expensive and have less petals per flower… "

    Just a little warning: this project will need to be planned ahead (then again, so does a wedding) as you will need to figure in the time to let the peonies wilt first which will take about a week from buying them, and dry which will take another good week.

    Here's what you'll need...

    • 1 peony per cone 
    • 1 sheet of handcrafted A4 paper per cone
    • Parcel string
    • PVA glue
    • Paintbrush
    • Scissors
    • Ruler
    • Hole punch

    Here's how it's done... Step 1

    Fold about 1/3 of the A4 sheet so that you will then be left with a square piece of paper.

    Put the ruler where the fold crease is and tear the short part off.



    Step 2

    Using the paintbrush, apply a line of glue to one of the sides.

    Now form the cone by thinking of the sheet as a diamond shape and pulling the left corner to the right and the right corner (with the glue) over to the left so that they overlap.



    Step 3

    Wait a few minutes for the glue to dry.

    Fold over the top part of the cone to form a "lid".



    Step 4

    Now, using your hole punch, put a hole in the corner of the lid and at the top of your cone. Fill the cone with the dried petals.

    Cut off a piece of string, put it through the holes and tie into a little bow.



    That's all. You could now stack them all in a pretty basket ready for your wedding guests to pick one each.



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