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DIY Paper Flower Cone Bouquets

by Brittany Watson Jepsen

Are you a cone or cup person? I was usually a cup type of girl myself (save a few calories? why not!) But why eat them at all when you can use them as a vase and pass on feeling the guilt. Now, that’s my type of treat. These paper flower ice cream cone bouquets would be perfect for birthday parties, a good cheer up, or just the floral/ice cream lover like myself.

Materials: ice cream cone (waffle or sugar), x-acto knife, glue gun, cutting board, scissors, skewers about 3-4″ long, garden pot  2″ in diamter(optional to be used as stand), bright colored paper for flowers, green paper for leaves, striped paper for cone covers (free download here)

Click through for all the instructions!

Step 1: Using Jordan’s party hat template, scale down the size to fit your cone and draw it diagonally on the striped paper.

Step 2: Cut around the template.

Step 3: Wrap it around the cone and secure it with double-sided tape.

Step 4: For the flowers, I created a rose from my tutorial here.

Step 5: Glue gun the skewer to the inside of the flower and hold in place until dry.

Step 6: Cut out leaves from the green paper.

Step 7: Roll them around a pencil to create shape.

Step 8: Dab some glue onto the tip of the leaf and attach to the cone paper.

Step 9: Voila!

To make a flower pot stand:

Step 1: Insert the skewer into the bottom hole of the stand.

Step 2: Turn it over and insert the skewer into the bottom of the cone.

Photography by Hilda Grahnat

  1. sophie lorraine

    March 5, 2012

    ahh these are so pretty! i don’t know why but i think they’d be gorgeous on a candy bar or something, at a wedding or other colourful event!

  2. Eva

    March 5, 2012

    Oh i love those. This post makes me happy!! Thank you!

  3. Aakriti

    March 5, 2012

    Wow….they are so pretty…Can make anyone’s day….btu paper things don’t last for long here in India, considering the dust which keeps coming in!!

  4. chiara

    March 5, 2012

    sooo cute! These are great because you can make them ahead of time and not worry about doing flowers the morning of your event!

  5. Kris

    March 5, 2012

    LOVE THESE! So so cute, thanks for sharing … can’t wait to try them out!

  6. How sweet! I can totally see sweet little girls running around with their tiny bouquets. Well done!

    – Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

  7. Phuong

    March 5, 2012

    They are so pretty! Been looking for a paper rose tutorial so this is perfect! Thank you!

    http://littlerandomhappiness.blogspot.com/

  8. Iveta

    March 5, 2012

    So cute! How about edible flowers in the cone? Yum!

  9. PINK SPARKLE FUN

    March 5, 2012

    This post was just what I need to see on a cold, rainy, blustery day! Delightful!

  10. Sarah Park @ Sweetbox

    March 5, 2012

    OMG these are beautiful! It looks really hard to make, but I’ll give it a try :)
    Thanks for the tutorial!!

  11. Brooke Premo

    March 5, 2012

    So cute. I just love everything you think of!

  12. Dawn

    March 5, 2012

    These are just the perfect little party favor for my daughter’s 13th birthday party. Thank you! : )

  13. Lisa

    March 5, 2012

    Flower cone bouquets! What a wonderful idea :) I love the bright colors and how real the rose petals look. I’ve been following your blog for a while now and am so grateful for all the creativity you share!

  14. Amy @Picture It

    March 5, 2012

    My daughter would fall in love with this. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks!

  15. Mandy

    March 5, 2012

    I love a craft that you can do with stuff you already have around the house – this looks like fun.

  16. Luna

    March 5, 2012

    Super cute :)

  17. LucyExpress

    March 5, 2012

    I’m so gonna make this!

  18. Elise

    March 5, 2012

    I am literally in LOVE with this idea. And all of your ideas for that matter. This is so clever and brilliant and beautiful! Now someone please give me a worthy occasion to make these!

  19. denise

    March 5, 2012

    OMG, I’m new to your site and I can’t stop reading. I’m loving everything here. I’m not a crafty girl (never had the talent) but seeing this just changed my mind!

    more power to you!

    http://doudouandheels.blogspot.com/

  20. Megan

    March 5, 2012

    These are soooooo cute! Makes me want to throw a little party…

  21. kurt

    March 5, 2012

    those are so cheerful. i can’t help but think of cecil beaton’s costumes for the ascot scene from my fair lady.

  22. Ronnie

    March 5, 2012

    Absolutely gorgeous and so beautifully done. What an awesome idea!!!
    Ronnie xo

  23. Jenny @ Hank + Hunt

    March 6, 2012

    Brittany, this is just gorgeous! I love the colors and the stripes. It is just beautiful work all around. What a great idea to use for mother’s day, too!

  24. Judy @ cuteanduseful.com

    March 6, 2012

    a-dor-a-ble! Love the colors. There are so many useful elements to this tutorial, and I love the simplicity of the striped paper, but how it really pulls the whole project together. Great job!

    http://www.cuteanduseful.com

  25. Gina

    March 6, 2012

    Girl, creative, Brittany!

  26. Zee

    March 6, 2012

    Ladies,
    Here is why we should all be CONE types of girls:
    http://thebarenecessitiesblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-hold-your-ice-cream.html

    Love,
    Z

  27. Lois

    March 7, 2012

    Awesome! I am thinking party… Thanks for sharing!

  28. ClementineM

    March 7, 2012

    This is soo cute!!

  29. FestivePartyGirl

    March 7, 2012

    These are so adorable. What a fun idea.

  30. Soo-Jin

    March 7, 2012

    omg. these are beyond adorable!! i’m planning a baby shower for my sister (june shower) and these would be perfect!

    http://mybabykins.com

  31. Annemarie

    March 9, 2012

    PERFECTly beautiful flowers/idea! http://www.alittlemuse.com

  32. Diane C

    March 9, 2012

    These are really cool, Brittany. Love the short blonde hair!

  33. Nikorah

    March 15, 2012

    Hi,
    I love these cones! sooo cute! I can’t get the link to work for the free printable though, it doesn’t even lightup when you scroll over it like your others do. What do I need to do? Thanks!!

  34. Nikorah

    March 15, 2012

    I love this but I can’t get the download link to work??? What am I doing wrong?

  35. Nikorah

    March 15, 2012

    Oh geez, sorry I posted three times. I didn’t see that it has posted above, I thought it wasn’t working. lol

  36. Lorina Daiana

    March 18, 2012

    Hello, you have a beautiful tutorial!

    I featured it here;
    http://creativebalorina.com/friday-freebies-printable/

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