I am so happy to have Livy from the lovely blog, A Field Journal, back again today sharing another one of her beautiful tutorials. I’ve been seeing quite a few elements of aged paper in everything weddings recently and have to admit I’m liking what I’m seeing. Chelsea used pages from a vintage poetry book as a stunning background for this amazing bridal shoot recently and I adore Livy’s interpretation of paper cones below using old sheet music. Enjoy!
A variation on a classic, these paper cones are simple to make and
quite versatile. Filled with favors or flower petals, they’ll add old
fashioned interest and give the illusion of intricate craftsmanship and
time consuming detail – qualities you can achieve easily with a aged
sheet music and a craft punch.
1. Paper punch While cutting shapes freehand
is an alternative if you’re only planning to make a small number of
cones, making them in larger quantities is much simplified by the use
of a paper punch. The one shown is from the Martha Stewart Crafts line.
For a variation you might consider alternate shapes – like leaves,
2. Vintage sheet music Old papers with music or text lend a true
vintage feel to this craft – they can be found at flea markets, thrift
stores, yard sales or etsy.com.
3. Tacky Glue
(for adhering butterflies) I used Aleene’s Tacky glue; sturdy and fast
drying enough to keep the butterflies “perched” on a narrow fold for
the three dimensional look. Keep in mind this glue is not acid free –
so if you are planning to keep your craft for a long period of time
that is something to consider.
6. Clothespin (helpful, but optional)
7. White Glue (for adhering glitter – I usually find it’s better to work with a thinner glue)
Roll one sheet of paper into a cone shape, gradually working with it to
get it to taper off to a point. Glue with a thin layer of tacky glue,
using a clothespin to hold in place until dry.
2. If necessary, trim excess paper from cone and save scraps.
Punch or cut butterfly shapes from scrap paper and glue around rim of
paper cone, overlapping for interest. To create three dimensional look,
fold butterfly in half, apply a thin bead of glue along edge and hold
in place for a few seconds until the glue begins to set.
4. When completely dry, thinly apply white glue to desired areas and dust with glitter. Let dry and enjoy!
When fall turns to winter, there are a few fleeting moments full of beauty and elegance outdoors: chilly air causes any remaining leaves to crisp, bare branches shiver, and the golden hues in the fields begin to fade. Could there be a more enchanting moment to immortalize in your wedding design?