How to Fold Confetti Cones

Creating a beautiful shower of confetti is the perfect way to add a touch of extra sparkle and joy to any celebration. Whether you’re having an indoor gathering or outdoor fete or just want to make every day feel fun and special, DIY confetti cones are an easy yet impressive decoration that your guests will love.

How to Fold Confetti Cones

In this blog post, we’ll walk you through how to fold confetti cones so they look polished every time – whether it’s for upcoming birthdays and anniversaries or just because!

Tools and Materials You Will Need to Fold Confetti Cones

  1. Confetti of your choice – try a mix of colors and shapes for an extra festive look
  2. Tissue paper – regular, patterned, or colorful tissue paper all work great
  3. A ruler
  4. Scissors
  5. Double-sided tape or glue

Step-by-Step Guidelines on How to Fold Confetti Cones

Step 1: Start by Measuring and Cutting a Rectangle

Measure a rectangle of 8 by 11 inches on the tissue paper and cut it out. You will need to cut eight by 11 inches because the paper will be folded in half, so it will end up being a four by-11-inch rectangle. Make sure you use a ruler so that your measurements are precise.

Step 2: Crease the Paper in Half Lengthwise

Fold the rectangle of paper in half lengthwise and crease it so that it creates a vertical line running down the center. The fold should be about four inches wide. The half-lengthwise fold should leave you with a rectangle that is four inches wide and 11 inches long.

Step 3: Crease the Paper in Half Again

Fold the paper half width-wise to create another vertical line down the center. The width of this fold should be two inches. This will create a triangle shape at one end of the paper. In this step, you will want to make sure that the triangle is even and symmetrical.

Create a Triangle Shape at One End of the Paper

Step 4: Make Three More Folds

Fold the triangle end of the paper inwards so that it forms a point at the tip. Next, fold each side of the triangle up towards the center line. This will create three folds on each side, creating a total of six folds for your confetti cone.

Step 5: Secure the Sides and Folds

To secure your confetti cone, apply a small strip of double-sided tape or glue along the edges of all six folds. This will help ensure that your cone holds its shape as it’s filled with confetti. While securing the folds, make sure that you do not cover the opening of your cone.

Step 6: Fill Your Confetti Cone

Once your confetti cone is secured, it’s time to fill it with confetti! Carefully spoon the confetti of your choice into the cone until it reaches the desired level. Try a mix of colors and shapes for an extra festive look.

Now that you know how to fold confetti cones, you can create these delightful decorations for any occasion. Get creative with the tissue paper and the confetti you choose to make your cones truly unique! Have fun, and enjoy your special event!

Additional Tips and Tricks to Fold Confetti Cones

  1. When folding your confetti cones, make sure to use a light and durable material such as tissue paper or crepe paper. These materials are lightweight and can easily be folded without tearing. 
  2. Pre-scoring your sheet lightly with an exacto knife will help you get clean and crisp folds if you’re using heavier cardstock or thin poster board.
  3. To enhance the look of your confetti cones, try using decorative scissors to create fun shapes on the edges. This can add a unique design element to your cones.
  4. If you’re having trouble getting the cone to stay closed, use double-sided tape or a dab of glue to secure it in place.
  5. To make the confetti cones extra special, add embellishments such as ribbons, bows, glitter, or sequins! These can take your cones from ordinary to extraordinary in no time.
Add Embellishments Such as Ribbons

By following these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to create beautiful and unique confetti cones that will be sure to make any celebration special. So get creative and have fun!

Precautions Need to Follow for Folding Confetti Cones

  1. Be sure to wear a mask when filling the cones with confetti, as it can be very dusty.
  2. Use a non-flammable material for your cones, such as paper, to avoid a potential fire hazard.
  3. Avoid using materials that may contain ink or other chemicals that could be hazardous if inhaled.
  4. If the confetti cones are left unfilled for an extended period of time, store them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight to prevent discoloration or warping.
  5. Always use sharp scissors when cutting the paper for your cones, as dull blades may tear and cause uneven edges.
  6. Use glues or tapes specifically designed for paper products to ensure a secure bond between the cone’s layers.
  7. When done, store the confetti cones in a cool, dry place with low humidity to avoid discoloration or warping the seams of your cones hold up in the long run.
  8. Make sure to review the safety instructions on any materials you may use while folding confetti cones, such as scissors and glue, to ensure safe use.
  9. Keep any leftover confetti in a sealed container and away from children or pets.
  10. Before you start folding the cones, lay out all the necessary supplies to avoid wasting time searching for items during the process. 
  11. When folding each cone, make sure to crease firmly along all edges for a secure hold that won’t come undone.
  12. Once the cones are complete, check each before filling them with confetti to ensure they hold their shape and won’t leak out any contents.
  13. Finally, make sure you have a clean work surface when folding your cones to prevent contaminating them with dust or dirt particles.

Following these steps will help ensure a successful folding experience when making confetti cones. With proper preparation and attention to detail, you will be able to create beautiful, vibrant decorations that are sure to wow your guests!  Happy folding!

You Should be Aware of This thing for Folding Confetti Cones

Paper is Cut to the Right Size and Shape
  1. Keep your workspace clean and tidy for easy assembly.
  2. Make sure the paper is cut to the right size and shape before starting to fold.
  3. Start folding from the middle of the paper so that you will have an even crease on both sides of the cone.
  4. Fold carefully, keeping the seams even and tight.
  5. When your cone is finished, use a stapler or glue to secure the sides together.
  6. Fill your cones with confetti and seal the top using tape or ribbon.
  7. A paperclip can be used instead of a staple if needed, but it may not hold as securely.
  8. If you are making several cones, use a template to ensure that all the cones have an even shape and size.
  9. Keep your hands away from sharp scissors or knives when cutting the paper for the cone.
  10. Take your time folding, and be sure not to rush as this may cause uneven seams in your cone.
  11. Have fun, and remember that mistakes don’t have to ruin the project – just adjust and carry on!  Enjoy creating beautiful confetti cones for any occasion!

Frequently Asked Questions

What Type of Paper Should I Use for Confetti Cones? 

Lightweight, colorful paper or tissue paper is best for this project. You can also use wrapping paper or special patterned scrapbooking paper.

How Do I Make Sure My Cones Are Evenly Shaped? 

Use a template to help you fold the paper into an even shape and size. You can also use a ruler to make sure your seams are even when folding.

Can I Use Glue Instead of Staple? 

Glue can be used but may not hold as securely as staples. If using glue, you may also need to use a paper clip to strengthen the hold.

Use a Paper Clip to Strengthen the Hold

How Much Confetti Should I Put in Each Cone? 

It depends on the size of your cone – if it is quite large, you can fill it quite full. If it is smaller, use less confetti so that there is room for decorations like ribbons or bows.

What Are Some Decorating Ideas for Confetti Cones? 

You can use ribbons, pompoms, feathers, or even fabric flowers to decorate the top of your cone. You can also add sparkles, stickers, and tags for extra sparkle. Have fun creating unique and beautiful confetti cones!


The above step-by-step instructions will give you clear knowledge about how to fold confetti cones. The key to creating the perfect cone is taking your time and using a few simple tools – such as a dinner knife, scotch tape, scissors, and paper.

Once you’ve practiced with a few different shapes and sizes, you’ll find that it takes patience and creativity to make beautiful and captivating confetti cones for all occasions. Don’t forget to experiment with different colors and patterns to make your confetti stand out from the crowd! If you want your next party or event to stand out, ditch the boring decorations in favor of these fun and eye-catching confetti cones!

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Jennifer Branett

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