Today’s DIY started a long, long time ago. Back when Jeff and I got married in 2009.
The day before our wedding, I made little bags of petal confetti from fresh flowers for people to throw at us when we walked back down the aisle as husband and wife. It was super easy and it worked out well because we got married in a park. So if we were going to throw confetti, it had to be natural. Flash forward to four years later (are anniversary is next week) and I thought it would be fun to revisit that project with more interesting petal shapes (and colors). So here we are.
This petal party confetti DIY is perfect for those flowers that aren’t quite as fresh anymore too. Instead of throwing them out when they start to wilt, remove the petals and throw a party. Well you don’t have to go that far, but definitely keep this idea bookmarked for birthday parties, wedding, and other fun, indoor or outdoor occasions.
It’s a really easy way to incorporate a bit of whimsy into a party and what other type of confetti do you know of that smells good? Well, okay, maybe this edible confetti, but aside from that, there’s nothing like it.
Want to make your own petal party confetti? Here’s how… Just pick the petals off some fragrant blooms, sort them into bowls or mix them together, and start tossing! Types of flowers used for this project: Petals from hydrangeas, mums, and a few wilting dahlias, but virtually any type of flower will work. NOTE: To be on the safe side, keep pets away from flowers and petal confetti. Some flowers are poisonous to animals, especially cats.
Now you have a fragrant, biodegradable confetti option for parties that as easy a pie and perfect for outdoor, summer events. Enjoy!
Concept, styling, and photography by Brittni Mehlhoff. Modeling by Amanda Toman.
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Please could you contact me Brittni about a photo on this post!Kendra
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This is just the cutest. As if confetti wasn’t loveable enough!?
I need to do this. Thanks so much for sharing 🙂
By the way, I love your sparkly shirt! And congrats on your anniversary <3
Alex from www.polkadottedpixels.comAlexandra Pettinato
Thanks ladies. 🙂 Making me blush.papernstitch
I never thought of using flowers for confetti! This is a great idea. xx. McKenna LouMcKenna Lou Ryan
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Cute idea! Wish I would have seen this before my wedding last August. I’ll have to save the idea for another event! 🙂Alex
How fun, and easy too! What a great idea to throw at a wedding. Much prettier to though than rice 🙂Tanya
Thanks Kel. And I love that you use the term “nature’s ________”. I say it all the time for random (nature-y) stuff.papernstitch
Love this idea!! There’s a ton of purple flowering trees in LA right now and I always see the petals on the ground and think of it as “Nature’s Confetti”… now I’m just going to make my own! =)Kelly @ Studio DIY
Thanks Becca. If you don’t have anything coming up, be sure to bookmark for later. Or you could just surprise a friend one day (for no good reason) with a confetti bomb. 🙂papernstitch
What a lovely idea! If only I had a good occasion coming up for this idea!
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Cute idea! Also I love your shoes! Where are they from?Maya
haha such a cute idea! And the picture with the confetti on your hair is so pretty and cute!
I like 😉 😉
www.jessiefromtheblog.comJessie from the blog