As a gal who loves all-things party, this is one of my favorite things to make and use ... homemade confetti! It packs a punch in the color department, it's super-easy, cheap, and is environmentally friendly (because you use leftover paper)!
I'm sure by looking at the pics you can figure out how to make it (just cut up little bits of left over tissue paper or whatever paper you have). But, for the record, here's the story behind how I make my lil bits of festive flair . . .
Lately, we've been talking about ideas for hosting a Cinco de Mayo party. As with any party or project I make, I typically have a "beautiful mess" at the end of it all. Here's the latest . . .
There's just too much pretty bits of paper to toss out - right?!! So, I repurpose it by cutting it up into little pieces. This particular batch of confetti was made from the ends that I cut off of my paper flowers (used to make a Cinco de Mayo wreath) . . .
I just start on one end and cut on an angle (trying ot make triangles, but not every piece comes out perfect :) . . .
At the end, I have piles of different colors . . .
There are endless posibilities for how to add this fun filler to any party set-up. Create a runner down the center of the table around votives . . .
Sprinkle in some over-sized sequins and use around a small floral arrangement . . .
Or, use as a base on entire tablescape. I like to add in "big confetti" by using circle craft punches. These gold pieces were made with 2.5 inch and 1 inch craft punches . . .
Hosting a party in a remote location? Bag-up your confetti and take it with you! It's so simple to add this colorful flair no matter where the party takes you :)