DIY CONFETTI (it’s so easy… I can’t believe people sell this stuff on Etsy!)

This post is going to be very short… mostly because this is one of the easiest craft projects I have ever undertaken! As part of Project Pinterest, The Blessingway Edition I decided to make my own confetti to sprinkle on table tops, in gift bags, etc. I chose two paper punches for this purpose from my local craft store; 1 butterfly punch and one daisy punch. They are quite inexpensive, obviously reusable and versatile too (think scrapbooking, card making, crafting projects/school projects for kids, etc.). What I love most about this little DIY exercise is not so much the satisfaction of the crafting itself (after all it is rather repetitive), but rather being able to choose my own lovely papers (I found a great selection of scrapbooking papers on sale and also used thin card and tissue paper) and seeing how I could colour-coordinate my own confetti perfectly to match my party decor/theme. It really did look so pretty and whimsical scattered around plates of cupcakes and on the window sill under fairy lights. I plan on using the remaining paper to create keep-sake artwork for my baby-on-the-way 🙂

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WHAT YOU NEED:

A paper punch
Paper

INSTRUCTIONS:

Simply punch away until you have desired amount of confetti! It’s that easy.

A selection of 3 paper punches; butterfly, daisy and scalloped edge circle (used for thank you tags)

A selection of 3 paper punches; butterfly, daisy and scalloped edge circle (used for thank you tags)

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Whilst at the craft store I also found a heart paper punch and a cupid one, both on sale at just 29 SEK (which I am pretty sure is under 5 USD). Valentine’s Day here we come 😉

 

13 thoughts on “DIY CONFETTI (it’s so easy… I can’t believe people sell this stuff on Etsy!)

    • While scanning Pinterest for ideas, I came across a pin that linked to an Etsy page. I had already looked at a butterfly punch (thinking it might come in handy for my theme), but then I realised that it was what people where using to make/sell confetti on Etsy. So I thought I’d try my own. Doves sound lovely too!!! 🙂

    • Thank you 🙂 Ah yes, it’s just regular old Panduro which can be found in every suburb in Sweden pretty much, I think 🙂 One feature you can use on their website is the availability check, so when you come across an item you are interested in, you can search your local suburb’s store and see if it’s in stock. Handy, but not *always* 100% accurate (there was one thing that I wanted to buy that was supposedly in stock but when I checked at the store it wasn’t).

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