I’ve taken a leaf out of Lucy’s book and started making my own natural confetti ready for my wedding using dried flower petals. It’s an easy way to provide your guests with a pretty alternative to the artificial stuff that some venues are no longer allowing you to use. The throwing of confetti can be a brilliant photo opportunity so it’s a tradition I definitely want to include in my big day, and it should be a fairly cheap idea as I’m making it out of flowers I would have bought anyway, so it’s a great way to recycle. The making of the confetti is a fairly simple process, it’s just a case of gently pulling the petals off the centre, and drying them out in a warm place, such as a conservatory, so the DIY I’m posting about is the cones that will hold it. It’s a super simple idea that will your guests will appreciate, especially if they’ve forgotten to bring their own confetti to throw.
- Thick decorative paper
- Double-sided tape
- Confetti to fill
- From your piece of paper create equal size rectangles so that your cones will all be a similar size and shape. Mine measured approximately 20cm by 30cm, and I was able to create 8.
- Fold the rectangle so that the two shortest sides meet, but only create a small 1cm crease at the bottom.
- Add a length of double-sided tape along the bottom right of the rectangle, from the crease to the right edge. Remove the backing of the tape to expose the sticky side.
- Using the crease as the bottom tip of the cone, roll the rectangle from the left, lightly pressing down as the double-sided tape sticks to the cone. Once rolled into the cone shape, carefully press down the sticky-taped edge.
- Add your confetti, using as little or as much as needed.