Lately I have been obsessed with confetti. Every time I think about it, I get so happy! Here's the thing: confetti is always colorful, always cheerful, and always a sure sign of celebration. And, as it turns out, it is ridiculously easy to make your own home concoction of it! Now you can have custom colors, shapes, and a limitless supply!
My favorite part of this is how customizable this is! For example, if you were decorating for a book club party or throwing a birthday party for a very bookish friend or relative, confetti punched out of old dictionary pages is an adorable touch! And the pages are so thin I was able to punch through 4 or 5 at a time with no difficulty (this may vary based on your punch mechanics, so test carefully). Pro tip: punch over a sheet of paper so when you are ready to transfer your confetti to a bag or envelope, you can just roll the paper some and make a funnel to easily transfer it into your chosen container.
This project is also really handy for those designs that come in a big value paper pad. You know the kind I mean: you buy a whole themed pad of paper for $5 and sometimes you're left with these sheets of paper that just don't really do it for you. For me, this is one of those sheets:
It's nice enough. It definitely hints at spring and Easter, but, as much as I want to love it, I just don't. However, punched down into little stars, hearts, and circles?
This is the kind of cuteness that may actually kill me! How adorable is that? (Answer: extremely).
Now: about bagging this. There are two easy solutions in my mind. The first one is to pour it into a plastic bag that you can then seal shut with a sticker!
This is an inexpensive solution that lets the texture and vibrancy of the confetti show through. But if you're looking for something a little more sweet or romantic, a vellum envelope is the perfect answer!
I am so in love with the idea of a basket full of these at a wedding to throw in the air for the bride and groom! Or what about at a New Year's party? What other occasions would you use confetti? Maybe the better question is when wouldn't you use it?