How to make a paper cone

paper cones

I heart paper cones. These sweet cones can be used for almost every holiday season, gift wrapping or party favors, the list is long. Made in coordinating colors and pretty stylish embellishments, i’m sure that the receiver of a paper cone will be very excited to see what it’s hiding inside.

When I first posted a paper cone a long time ago, lots of you asked me for a tutorial. With Valentine’s Day soon approaching, I decided to make it in the classic Valentine’s colors: Pink and red. So I hope that you will enjoy yourself with my little crafty: How to make a paper cone tutorial.

How to make a paper cone materials

This is what I use:
Template for the paper cone
Card stock paper
Crepe paper (8-by-18″-rectangle)
Craft glue stick
Double-sided tape
Staple
Pencil & scissor
Ribbon
Embellishments
Large disposable piping bag, if you plan to fill your paper cone with cookies (not on the photo)

Step 1:
Trace the cone template onto card stock paper and cut out.

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Step 2:
Because this cone shape can be a bit difficult to obtain. It will make it a little more easier, if you pre-roll the cone. I find that “molding” the pointy end with my fingers, helps to get the pointy end.

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Step 3:
Add two lines of double-sided tape on the inside of the cone near the top. Remember to peel off the top layer of the tape.

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Step 4:
Attache the long side of the crepe paper to the rows of double-sided tape. Make a few small pleats along the way. Cut off any excess crepe paper if the strip is too long.

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Step 5:
Fold back the crepe paper top and then add two close lines of double-sided tape, like shown on the photo, down one of the sides of the cone. Remember to peel off the top layer of the tape. Next roll into cone shape, starting with the pointy end first.

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Step 6:
Secure the paper cone with a couple of stapler at the top of the cone.

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Step 7:
Gently fold the crepe paper back into place and embellish the front of the paper cone.

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Step 8:
To avoid grease marks from cookies and sweets. You can fill a disposable piping bag and place this inside the paper cone.

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Step 9:
Close the top with some pretty ribbon and your paper cone is ready to go!

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Happy Caking!

Louise

Louise
Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.
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Comments

    • Holly says

      Thank you so much. I looked under your recipe tag last night but it wasn’t there. I am going to make these with my kids as soon as my hubby gets home with the eggs :) I am also excited to try your royal icing/flooding technique! Thank you so much for your wonderful blog!!!!

    • Holly says

      Thank you so much. I looked under your recipe tag last night but it wasn’t there. I am going to make these with my kids as soon as my hubby gets home with the eggs :) I am also excited to try your royal icing/flooding technique! Thank you so much for your wonderful blog!!!!

  1. Sweetsbytina says

    They are great! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. I will definetely make these for my daughter’s birthday!

  2. says

    Thank you for solving the problem of favors for me. I now know what guests to my next Victorian themed tea party shall be receiving. These look so simple yet are very attractive and seem to be very affordable to make.

  3. says

    All the high school geometry and trigonometry never taught me to cut a cone template with a rounded top and not leave it straight (which turns the cone weird). Thank you so much for this tutorial!

  4. says

    OMG, do these bring back memories! My best friend and I used to make these out of old Christmas cards and give them as Christmas gifts filled with candy, and use them as decorations on the tree. Love the idea of using them for V-Day!

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