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 an easy paper cone tutorial.
Essentials for Making a Paper Cone for Treats
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
- Pencil & scissor
- Large disposable piping bag, if you plan to fill your paper cone with cookies (not on the photo)
DIY Paper Cone for Sweets Tutorial
Trace the cone template onto card stock paper and cut it out.
Because this cone shape can be a bit difficult to obtain. It will make it a little easier if you pre-roll the cone. I find that “molding” the pointy end with my fingers, helps to get the pointy end.
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.
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.
Fold back the crepe paper top and then add two close lines of double-sided tape, like shown in the photo, down one of the sides of the cone. Remember to peel off the top layer of the tape. Next roll into a cone shape, starting with the pointy end first.
Secure the paper cone with a couple of staplers at the top of the cone.
Gently fold the crepe paper back into place and embellish the front of the paper cone.
To avoid grease marks from cookies and sweets, you can fill a disposable piping bag and place this inside the treat paper cone.
Close the top with some pretty ribbon and your paper cone for sweets is ready to go!