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Vanishing Confetti

Showering the bride and groom with confetti as they exit the ceremony is a twist on a time-honored tradition, but it can create a mess. With biodegradable paper, the problem literally disappears.
Martha Stewart Weddings, Summer 2004

This DIY confetti disintegrates once it gets wet. These tiny pieces come in all sorts of colors and shapes, including stars, bells, and hearts. Sew them inside glassine packets, and guests can tuck them away, then tear them open later.

Vanishing Confetti How-To

You'll need a 5-by-71/2-inch piece of card stock, 5-by-71/2-inch glassine sheets, a ruler, art paper printed with date and couple's names and cut into 3/4-by-6-inch strips, confetti, and a sewing machine.

  1. To make a guide for folding glassine, fold card stock in thirds and crease. Lay glassine on card stock. Lay ruler in crease to help hold steady, and fold glassine.
  2. Turn glassine over; center strip on top.
  3. Sew one end shut (3/4-inch seam allowance). Fill with confetti. Sew other end.
  4. Trim ends with scalloping scissors.

Comments (13)

  • 22 Jul, 2014

    These are cute, and I especially like the presentation. Also a big fan of this eco-friendly confetti, which dissolves with water: http://www.save-on-crafts.com/confetti.html

  • 25 Aug, 2011

    I'm not crafty! So I'm going to use these:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/76430151/wedding-confetti-hearts-eco-friendly

  • 25 Apr, 2011

    white mini marshmallows are fun and EASY to clean up!

  • 14 Jun, 2010

    Not all venues allow you to use birdseed, because if you're outside, it will grow weeds in the grass because it's impossible to clean up. Just saying.

  • 14 Jun, 2010

    Not all venues allow you to use birdseed, because if you're outside, it will grow weeds in the grass because it's impossible to clean up. Just saying.

  • 15 Apr, 2010

    I've always thought a better environmentally friendly wedding toss idea was bird seed, just my opinion, it's what we plan to use in July at our wedding

  • 15 Apr, 2010

    I've always thought a better environmentally friendly wedding toss idea was bird seed, just my opinion, it's what we plan to use in July at our wedding

  • 5 Feb, 2009

    My mom and I figured out to use a paper shredder and then cut it into small little pieces. Then get the favor bags and put the paper in them. OR even get a paper puncher with a design and stamp the biodegradable paper with it and then still use the favor bags as your bag.

  • 13 Oct, 2008

    I found lots of sources for the confetti by typing "biodegradable paper confetti" into Google.
    Another way to seal the end of the bag would be to create a flap at one end, fold it over and secure with a spot of repositionable adhesive. You can buy dispensers at office supply stores. There may be something similar in scrapbooking stores.

  • 22 Jul, 2008

    did you have any help? i'd like to learn what you know re: how to get the confetti and if it was a mess.
    thanks,

  • 7 Apr, 2008

    hmmmm... let's try again. Is there a better way to seal the end of the bag...folding and tied? I would think guests would throw down the torn end of the sewn bag, thinking someone was going to clean up all the confetti.

  • 7 Apr, 2008

    Where do you find biodegradeable confetti? And is there a better way to seal the end of the bag....fold

  • 7 Apr, 2008

    Where do you find biodegradeable confetti? And is there a better way to seal the end of the bag....fold