DIY Natural Rose Confetti & Upcycled Confetti Holder

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! ;-)

1 comment:

  1. haha, love that last picture! :) I think it's FABULOUS that she took part in making this - it is so much more personal and of course dazzling w/all those sequins. It's amazing what you can do with a pringles can - would never have guessed it was under there!

    Thanks so much for sharing this creative idea on the Sunday Showcase - hope to see you again this week!