- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013 - UK
Having just completed bagging lots of bags of this stuff, I thought I would share my hints and tips.
You can buy flower petal confetti, but it’s expensive. It’s much cheaper to buy pot pourri supplies and mix them together in a bowl. You can then put them in cheap drawstring bags for people.
I bought 500g of lavender, 500g of rose petals, and 100g of cornflower.
The first thing to realise is that buying a greater weight does not mean that you will always get a much bigger volume… it depends on the petals. The lavender is very compact, for example, and 500g of rose petals has a much greater volume than the same weight of lavender.
You need a “base” for your confetti, and it will look more luxe if you have larger petals which make up the main volume of the confetti. This is why people use delphinium petals, for example. Rose petals are much cheaper, so I used those. I didn’t quite have enough for what I wanted… an extra 250g would have been better.
Intensely coloured flowers, like cornflower, really pop. You only need a little bit to mix in to get the right colour. I have some left over… if I had got an extra 250g of rose petals to mix with then I would have used it up perfectly, and filled more bags.
Lavander has a distinctive greenish tint when it is dried, and it can look cheap, although adding a little bit helps to bulk out the confetti and it smells nice. I had way too much lavender… 250g would have been fine.
In summary, then: 250g of lavender, 750g of rose petals, and 100g of cornflower would have been ideal. I still got enough bags from the mix… but only just, plus I had some petals left over. If I had got the proportions right, I could have got an extra 20 or so bags with nothing left over.
Hope this helps anyone doing their own confetti!