How to Make Flower Cones


Flower cones are a traditionally used to hang flowers on someone's doorknob as a sweet surprise on the first of May--May Day. Adding flowers picked fresh from your garden makes these extra special. Children may enjoy choosing flowers to fill these cones. Make flower cones with children and teach them the joy of giving to others.

Step 1

Lay a 12- by 12-inch piece of paper face down on your table. Using a dinner plate as a guide, trace a circle onto the back of the paper and cut out, then cut that circle in half. Each half will make one flower cone.

Step 2

Holding each corner of the half circle, with the straight edge facing up and the backside of the paper facing towards you. Bring the corners towards the curved edge, overlapping the corners to form a cone. Glue or staple the overlapping edges of the cone to hold.

Step 3

Punch two holes opposite each other in the top of the cone approximately 1/4 inch down from the top edge. Use an 8-inch piece of 1/2-inch ribbon to form a handle by tying each loose end through a hole.

Step 4

Cut your flowers the day before you will putting together your flower cones and place in a vase of water. Cut the flower stems 4 to 5 inches long to fit inside the flower cones; wrap the stems of your flowers with a wet paper towel. Cover the paper towel with a piece of plastic wrap and secure loosely with a rubber band.

Step 5

Place a piece of tissue paper inside the flower cone and insert your flower bouquet. Hang the flower cone on someone's doorknob for a special surprise.

Things You'll Need

  • Flowers
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Glue or stapler
  • Hole punch
  • Silk ribbon
  • Tissue paper
  • Plastic wrap
  • Rubber bands


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Amy Madtson has been writing primarily childbirth-related articles for 15 years. Her experience includes teaching childbirth education and providing labor assistance since 1993, and her goal is to educate women about their options during the childbearing years. Madston's writings have appeared in both online sources and local area publications.