You don’t need to go without to make your celebration eco-friendly!
Start your year (or celebration) off by being conscious of the environment. A simple way to do that is to make your own biodegradable confetti. Whether it’s to sprinkle atop a blushing bride and groom’s head on their wedding day, or in my case celebrate the New Year in style, you’re making a conscious decision to go green and that’s awesome. Thank you!
Benefits of biodegradable confetti
The most important benefit of making biodegradable confetti is that it’s good for the environment. You won’t be scattering pieces of plastic around and that plastic won’t end up in our waterways. That’s great news for marine sea creatures.
There’s also a benefit to you too!
If your celebration is outside, there’s no need to clean up. The little pieces of hole-punched leaves will simply biodegrade. One day you’ll see them scattered all around the grass and then a few days later, they’re gone.
Less mess is a great bonus!
DIY Biodegradable Confetti
Making your own biodegradable confetti isn’t hard. Actually, it’s simple and FREE (as long as you already own a hole punch).
What you’ll need:
- Lots of colourful leaves
- Hole punches – single, heart, star hole punch (heart and star hole punches are optional)
How to make eco-friendly confetti
I don’t think I even need steps to show you how it’s made. It’s really just grabbing a few beautiful leaves from outside, and hole punching them.
If you have kids, this is a perfect way to get them involved in the preparations. Ask them to hole punch heaps of leaves and place the punched shapes in a container.
They will love doing this activity!
I’d suggest displaying them like this. So pretty!
Did you know that you can make biodegradable glitter too?
Watch the video tutorial