- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
I’ve just completed a DIY confetti holder and just had to share!! Its something that a bride on a budget should enjoy as each holder has cost approximately 15c each !!
purchase foam cups, costs about $1 for 10
Grab an A4 sheet of paper and wrap around the cup, cutting the edges until it fits nicely. Then use the paper cut out as a template for future cup wrappings. Make sure the template you use is about 1mm too wide on each edge so that the line markings can be cut off.
Find a paper print that you like to match your theme (mine is white and cream). You can use patterned paper from a stationery store or I just used a ‘background’ template that was on Microsoft Word Clip Art and slightly modified it in Paint. Then I copied the modified pattern onto a Word document, inserted a text box with a border and entered the text “Please shower the newlyweds with this environmentally friendly confetti as they walk down the aisle”
Then I printed the Word document with a colour printer, positioned the template over the pattern keeping the text box in the centre and making sure that the bottom (straight) line of the text box border was as symmetrical as possible with the bottom (curved) line of the template. Dab some glue or double sided tape onto the cup then wrap the patterend paper cut out around the cup and secure at the edge with tape. Use double sided tape for a tidy look. Add a coloured ribbon to match your theme.
Wording should be changed to suit your purposes. We are having a confetti throw as we walk down the aisle because we are getting married overseas on a seperate date & having our wedding reception on our return. The confetti throw will be as we enter our ‘reception’.
The environmentally friendly confetti we have chosen is shaved coconut. It smells and looks delicious and suits our white theme. It doesn’t hurt the environment and is not so horrible to clean up. Here is my wonderful fiancee testing the coconut confetti for me 😀 Cracks me up!