One of the best ways to achieve an intricate and neat design is to make a reliable easy to use henna cone. If you struggle with the henna cone it will take valuable energy away from creating the desired design. A satisfactory henna cone will allow you to create the pattern effortlessly and also helps you to focus. The cone is simple to make, it produces precise lines and is comfortable to hold. Once the cone is rolled and taped henna can be inserted into the cone. The henna paste consistency is as equally important as the cone. It may take a few attempts to make the cone correctly.

The cellophane and sticky tape I use are made from thin flimsy material which are most suitable as this reduces the strain on the hand when applying henna. Most professional henna artists make their own henna cones as these are easier to use and result in a neat and clean finish.


Cellophane (roughly measuring 25cm x 10cm)– this can be purchased from most craft shops (eBay or Hobby craft in the UK).

Scissors: Use long sharp scissors.

Sellotape: try to use a slim tape, mine is just under 2cm wide and is quite flimsy to use.

Fold cellophane paper 3-4 times in the middle so that a cone shape is formed (make sure this shape is not too slim and not too wide)


  1. Have three pieces of tape cut aside and ready – these need to be roughly one inch long.
  2. Cut a rectangle sheet of cellophane paper.
  3. Place finger in the middle of the cellophane and fold over twice in a cone shape (ensure the tip is closed)
  4. Keep rolling using one hand, use the other hand to support the tip of the cone.
  5. Once rolled use a piece of tape to seal the top of the cone near the tip (ensure the piece of tape is long way).
  6. Seal cone in the middle and end too

  • Sometimes you may only need two pieces of tape.
  • Do not seal cone right on the tip, try to leave 0.5cm gap roughly.
  • A thin tip is very important when rolling a cone.