DIY tissue paper confetti is a fun, easy way to pump up the party vibe. The larger pieces in our version make a big design statement—not to mention, they’re way easier to clean up than the pre-shredded stuff you get in bags.
HOW TO MAKE DIY TISSUE PAPER CONFETTI
MULTI-COLOR PACKS OF TISSUE PAPER (YOU PICK THE COLORS)
CONSTRUCTION PAPER (COORDINATE WITH TISSUE COLORS)
SCISSORS OR METAL RULER AND CRAFT KNIFE
Fancy it up by using different sizes and shapes of punches to create circles, stars, squares, hearts, triangles…whatever fits your party mood best.
PREP THE TISSUE PAPER
Multi-color packs of colored tissue make it easy to coordinate with your party palette. Because they come already stacked you’ll get a variety of colors with each punch—or you can layer different colored tissue papers yourself.
Once you have your layers, cut the stacked tissue into smaller squares.
Next, grab a piece of construction paper, fold it in half lengthwise, and place three sheets of trimmed tissue inside the folded paper. Two reasons:
- Tissue paper in a punch by itself means tearing and heartbreak.
- Layering with construction paper gives you clean cuts.
If you’re recycling tissue paper, you can iron out any unwanted wrinkles. Use the polyester setting and light steam. Just smooth out a stack of three sheets of tissue with your hands, press with the iron, flip the stack, and iron again.
Now grab your paper punch and punch away.
If you don’t have a punch you can use scissors to cut tissue paper into confetti sized pieces, about 2 inches long and half an inch wide.
If you use a craft knife and metal ruler, definitely sandwich the tissue paper in construction paper, as above.
To add some drama, layer metallic foil or mylar sheets with your tissue paper.
PARTY, PARTY, EVERYWHERE
You really can’t make too much. Sprinkle DIY tissue paper confetti all over everything in lots of ways:
- Spread on a table and between platters
- Glue on party balloons for a pop of color—or stick some inside and blow them up
- Edge a paper cup (rub a glue stick around the bottom of a paper cup and roll it in confetti)
- Tuck into invitations, greeting cards, and thank you notes
- Fill a gift box or wrap
- Make cascarones with blown eggshells or create confetti cones
If you end up with leftover confetti, store it in a jar so you’re always ready to add a touch of fun.
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