As I mentioned in my last post, I had a week off work recently. I used this opportunity to start some DIY projects that have been filling my Pinterest boards.
I LOVE the idea of Confetti at a wedding. Not only is it a romantic photo opportunity, but tradition says it is supposed to keep away evil spirits and grant fertility.
After getting engaged, the first wedding related task I started was making my own confetti. We were given a lot of beautiful flowers from friends and family. As the flowers started to die, I picked the petals and left them to dry. I have added to these with flower petals from our garden over the last year.
With all of this confetti, I started thinking about what to do with it. I considered cones, and I love the idea of having a little sachet attached to the back of the Order of Service. But I was concerned that these idea’s might squash the petals.
We bought some peat plant pots to use in our Herb garden… and this gave me an idea. They look like cute little plant pots, which will be in keeping with our Rustic theme and plant pot decorations. If you would like to have a go at making your own…
You will need:
Peat Plant Pots (I used 48)
Spray Paint (I used Oasis Copper Spray Paint as it is the closest I could find to Rose Gold, available from Country Baskets
Self-Adhesive Paper (I used a Kraft version from eBay)
Tape Measure or Ruler
Step 1: Spray the Peat Pots using the Spray Paint. I sprayed both the outside and the inside (I found that I only needed one coat), and leave to dry.
Step 2: Measure how long you would like the flags. I chose to make mine 6cm long. Use the tape measure or ruler to mark the wooden skewer, and then use the pliers to cut them to size (be careful… small bits can go flying!)
Step 3: For the flag labels, I created a template on Photoshop (let me know in the comments if you would be interested in having a copy, I’d be happy to share this). I searched Pinterest for some ideas and chose to write ‘When Lucy & Christian pass your way, throw confetti and shout hooray!’ Well, you have to have a bit of cheese at a wedding!
Once you are happy with the design, print these onto your adhesive paper (standard paper will be ok too, but then you will also need some glue).
Step 4: Cut the labels out into strips, don’t cut out the triangle bit yet.
Step 5: Peel off the backing, and put the stick in the centre. It needs to be close to the top, but not poking above the paper.
Step 6: Fold the paper over the stick. Then cut out the triangle… that’s your flag finished! Only 47 more to go!
Step 7: Now you can fill your pots with the confetti, and pop your flag in! The best bit about using natural petal confetti is that it smells pretty good too!
And there you go! I am really pleased with how these have turned out! That’s one more project I can tick off the list! I’m loving having an excuse to get so crafty!
How To… Confetti Pots was last modified: November 7th, 2014 by