Learn how to make a paper cone for flowers. It's a great way to add a little something to a gift of a flower bouquet.
Here's a fun and easy craft to dress up a bouquet of flowers for gift giving. You can use a bouquet from the store or fresh flowers from your own garden. It's a nice gift for a mom, a friend's birthday, or someone you love on Valentine's Day.
You don't need a lot of supplies. In fact, if you enjoy DIY or crafting I bet you already have everything you need.
To start you'll need a square piece of paper with some weight, such as cardstock. If you have a rectangle such as an 8.5" by 11" sheet of paper like ordinary printer paper you can easily make it a square by folding over one corner to meet the other side edge as shown in the image above.
Cut off the extra part that's not in the fold and you have a square.
I'm using a piece of heavy lavender colored scrapbook paper. I like the solid color with the mix of flowers but you could also use a pretty print. Start by making an arc on the back of the paper. You can freehand the drawn arc or use the round edge of a bowl to help create it.
Then cut along the line.
You now have a cone shape. Place some double sided tape on one edge. Then roll the side over onto the rigth side making a cone.
If you don't have double stick tape you can use hot glue or any craft glue will work. You may just have to hold it or clip it together until it dries.
Add some pretty trim or ribbon to the top to create a more finished look. I used a hot glue gun for this part because my trim was very thick.
Next, add some holes near the back seam on each side. I used a small paper punch. However, you can use a large one. You just may need to make large knots to keep your ribbon hanger in place.
Thread a pretty piece of ribbon through the holes from the outside and secure them with a knot(s) on the inside of the cone.
To keep your flowers from fading fast add some wet paper towels covered with a plastic baggie and a rubber band.
Set your bouquet into your paper cone and hang it on the door.
This one is on an interior door mainly for photography. However, wouldn't it be nice to hang on a front door handle with a little card stuck in the flowers? Just ring the doorbell and see what happens.
DIY Flower Cones
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- Small Hole Punch
- 1 piece of heavy paper 12 inches square
- double sided tape
- decorative ribbon for the top edge around 20 inches
- ribbon for the hanger 10 - 12 inches long
- Make a pencil arc on the backside of the paper.
- Cut out the arc.
- Place double sided tape along one of the long edges.
- Fold the taped edge over to meet the other creating a cone shape.
- Hot glue a pretty ribbon along the top of the cone.
- Make two holes on the back of the cone about 5 inches apart.
- Thread the hanging ribbon from the outside in and tie a knot.
- Repeat on the other hole.
- Place a bouquet of flowers inside and hang.