The wedding season is here! We're going to a couple of weddings this summer & thought we'd have a go at making our own confetti to use at the ceremonies.
We went on a hunt around our garden to look for inspiration & found lots rose petals - perfect natural confetti! We collected as many petals as we could & then spread these out on a wire rack to dry for a few days.
Once dry the petals were ready to use.
Now all we needed was a confetti container. I've seen confetti cone holders at weddings before, but the thought of my 3yr old swinging one of these around a church is something that fills me with fear! We needed a container with a lid!
We had a rummage in our wonderful recycling box & found an empty Pringles tube, which I cut to create a smaller container. Minnie then wrapped & glued her choice of paper around the tube.
After adding LOTS of glue she rolled the tube in her choice of sequins & shiny shapes.
When it was dry we made two holes on opposite sides of the container, threaded ribbon through & secured with a knot. (I knew that recycled gift wrap ribbon would come in handy for something!)
Our container was almost finished. The original lid for the Pringles tube was a little loose when sat on the top of our container, so Minnie glued a length of ribbon around the top of the pot, giving just the right amount of thickness to secure the lid. The confetti was added & Minnie was off to practice her confetti throwing!
We shortened the length of ribbon slightly as Minnie had started to lasso the container around flowerpots! Once shortened we added a bow & our confetti container was complete!
|Perfect for little hands to independently collect confetti|
|Let's hope she doesn't do this to the bride!|
Minnie is very pleased with her frugal, environmentally friendly Confetti Container & thinks it's magic that she can 'make' her own confetti in her garden!
The pretty container could of course be used to hold a number of things, & would make a great gift tin. (The 'confetti' would make great potpourri too.) We've just started collecting fallen flower petals when we're out & about & we're currently drying these to make more confetti! I'm anticipating lots of imaginative play centered around weddings this summer! ;-)