(Closed) DIY Confetti?

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I like the idea of crepe paper for light-ness.  If you’re going to have people throw it, you might want to test how it throws – if it’s too light it might not be easy to throw.  or it might be perfect.

We used to make confetti out of regular colored copy paper and various hole punches.  It was OK, but seemed a bit heavy.  It looked nice when you sprinkled it on tables or something, but a bit heavy if you tried to throw it.

My only caution would be to make sure your venue allows it!

I love the leaf punch idea!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m working on my own confetti & have so far managed to produce enough for perhaps 3 guests. Decided to take a break until I know how it throws (will try next time we go to the cottage). Think you should do a test toss as well, just so that you don’t spend a lot of time making stuff that wont work.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@chronicwhimsy: Just normal scrapbook paper that we picked up from Michaels. However, I’m thinking about re-doing it – we don’t have any directives from the church, but it just feels disrespectful to toss out something that they then have sticking around for ages. So my FI and I plan to make seed paper, then use that for the confetti.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@chronicwhimsy:  I bet from a biodegradable angle, crepe paper is probably great.  Not sure about edible-ness.  I’d imagine most wood pulp based paper is considered edible, unless the dyes are toxic.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

Just found this thread! Real leaves sound good to me. We are using flower petals, which are also popular at the moment.

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