You know I’m all about unique wedding ideas, but sometimes you just can’t beat the traditional option. Minus the garish colours and packaging, confetti is still such a sweet way to celebrate a couple’s first moments as newlyweds.

Here’s how to create your own colour coordinated confetti, complete with fun modern packaging.

You will need:

  • Tissue paper to suit your wedding colours (I used metallic for extra lustre)
  • Mini glassine envelopes (try Etsy or specialist stationery stores)
  • Hole punch
  • Adhesive sheets (available from office supply stores)
  • Free Akimbo printable sticker artwork (click to download)

Making the confetti is a simple (if slightly time consuming) process. The only trick is to fold over the tissue paper a few times, it’s much easier to get a clean punch.

The cute ‘Yay!’ labels are not just for sealing your confetti packs. Depending on what type of paper you print them on, they can also be used as envelope seals, cupcake toppers, favour tags… you name it!

Photography by Alicia Parsons

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Ms Gingham says: Match the confetti to your colour scheme, use patterned paper (Gingham of course) or experiment with metallics and foils!

I am Alicia Parsons, the Atypical Type A. I live in Adelaide, South Australia in a modest townhouse with my new hubby Ryan (aka The Man). I am the owner and graphic designer behind Akimbo, which specialises in quirky invitations, announcements and greetings.

Alicia contributes regular DIY projects to Polka Dot Made. You can view her posts here.