Cue the confetti! Repurpose your cut flowers and sprinkle some magic with this eco friendly DIY dried flower petal confetti!
Replacing plastic confetti with this gorgeous homemade petal version is a win for all! Perfect for your environmental friendly celebrations, super simple to create, and downright gorgeous. Plus floral confetti can be tailored to fit any occasion beautifully. From whimsical birthday parties, baby showers, bridal showers, newly weds and really anytime, if you ask me.
- Confetti makes every celebration even better.
- It's simple to make! No special tools or practice needed.
- It's more environmentally friendly than plastic confetti.
- This petal confetti is biodegradable, so you don't need to pick it up after it's thrown.
- It's long lasting, and with fragrant flowers, your petal confetti will smell beautiful! It doubles as a potpourri.
Frequently asked questions:
How long does eco-friendly flower petal confetti last?
As long as your petals are properly dried for several weeks, and then stored in an airtight container of some sort, they should be long lasting and hold their color and scent.
How many petals will I need for my wedding or event?
It depends on how many people you wish to have throwing confetti, or if you want to give it as a favor. Next, it will depend on how you display them. You can keep them in a barrel with scoops and allow guests to scoop them into cones. Or, you can have them pre assembled. I would aim for at least 10 cups of petals for a celebration!
HOW TO MAKE PETAL CONFETTI
START WITH YOUR FLOWERS
aNY that YOU WANT!
Gather the flowers you wish to make confetti out of. Choose them while they are still healthy, as dying flowers will not yield beautiful and vibrant confetti.
Remove any leaves from your stems, and trim - leaving at least a few inches to hang your flowers to dry.
SEPERATE AND BUNDLE
If you have multiple types of flowers, gather each flower type into small individual bundles. Secure near the base of the flowers with twine.
HANG AND WAIT
Hang flowers upside down in a cool dry location. Make sure all the buds are facing the ground as the flowers will dry in the same direction they are hung. Leave the flowers for 2-4 weeks to dry thoroughly. Check regularly as they may need to be re-tied.
How to use your confetti:
1. Toss in the air in celebration
2. Use scattered around a table for a whimsical look
3. Package and and give to guests to toss at a party or event.
Additional Ideas on how to preserve your flower petals
Here are some more simple suggestions to preserve your dried flowers, from art projects to floral decor that can be enjoyed for years to come.
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