Make Your Own Leaf Confetti
The confetti shot is a favourite amongst couples and photographers at weddings – perfect for candid shots caught in the moment. But with churches and civil wedding venues becoming stricter on their confetti guidelines, many couples are opting for a natural, bio-degradable option. We’ve got an idea for you that every DIY bride should try – plus it saves you a few pennies in the process!
1. Find your leaves
Head to the forest, take a bag, and fill it with the colours you want. Take a walk with the dog or even drag the kids along for a bit of fresh air…
2. Pick your hole punch
That’s right – it’s as simple as a hole punch. You can pick these up easily on Amazon, Ebay, or in craft shops. Sometimes people use them to do the table decoration confetti as well. Alternatively, if you don’t fancy shapes you can just scrunch the leaves up. Get your bridesmaids round to help you out and save even more time, as well as having a chance to catch up on all the wedding planning you’ve been doing.
3. Pick your packaging
There are so many options to choose for confetti holders – depends on your taste, whether you have a theme or a colour scheme you want to stick to, or even if you want those holders back! Here are some of our favourites.
My top choice – pop it all in a wicker basket and pass it round for your guests to take a handful. You can pick up these baskets easily in shops or online, plus they can be used again after the wedding for when you want to pretend you’re in Beauty and the Beast…
Image credit: The Wedding of my Dreams
If you’ve got a bit more of a budget, get yourself some little cotton bags ready to hand out.
Sticking with the DIY theme, why not make yourself some confetti cones. Not quite so environmentally friendly, but you can just grab some paper and roll.
Of course it doesn’t have to be plain paper – why not make it personal…
Here at Guides for Brides, we are all for the environment and finding the beauty all around us. So why not do your part and have a go at making your own leaf confetti!
For more information about confetti guidelines, take a look at our blog, Confetti: Real Petals or Paper?
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