You’ll feel incredible while sprinkling your loved ones with eco-friendly confetti this Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re environmentally conscious, or the person you’re sprinkling it on is, this will be a beautiful, sweet-smelling solution to plastic pieces that quite frankly stick everywhere, litter the earth and cost you money.
Kids especially love making it, so do get your little ones involved in the process too!
Why make eco-friendly confetti
- It’s environmentally friendly. No trees need to be cut down to make it and there’s no plastics that will end up in our waterways. The eco-friendly glitter simply biodegrades.
- If you’re sprinkling each other outside, there’s no cleanup
- It’s free, once you buy the hole punches.
- If you pick the right leaves, your eco-friendly confetti will smell good too!
What you’ll need:
- Leaves, lots of glorious leaves!
- Heart hole punches (it’s more environmentally friendly to buy local but if you can’t find one you can get a heart-shaped hole punch here)
- Use recycled products around your home, or make recycled cardboard boxes. The test tube has been recycled from my child’s chemistry set.
- Recycled string
How to make it
Making your eco-friendly confetti is super easy.
Watch the video!
To get a similar look to our confetti, collect mostly red leaves and a few yellow ones too. Collect light green leaves for the mini hearts. Really, you could choose any colours and it would end up stunning.
Experiment the with your kids. It’s a wonderful way to learn colours and colour combinations.
Check out the biodegradable confetti we made for New Year’s Eve.
We used stars and circle punches!
How long does it last?
It really depends on your environment and the leaves you picked. Using leaves that are already dried out but still retain their colour are the best for longevity.
We are in summer here and after putting ours in the fridge, it kept its bright colour for over a week.
You might also like to see how we make eco-friendly glitter too!
Honestly, who needs paper confetti or pieces of shiny plastic when you can make your own stunning eco-friendly confetti using leaves? The colours, smell and even texture of the confetti make that little bit of effort worth it: for you and the environment.
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