Here’s a quick and easy way to make DIY confetti. Gather up a hole punch, some colorful paint samples, and get to work. So simple, yet so incredibly lovely.
Inspiration is a funny thing. It strikes at the most random times. I was shopping with my 4-year-old and 2-year-old when a big display of paint samples did the trick. Zap!
Why not use our star-shaped hole punch to make confetti?!?
The paint samples were so pretty and colorful. And best of all? FREE.
I stashed 10 of them in my purse and on we went. (Shhh. Don’t tell.)
When we got home I whipped up a quick batch of DIY confetti. Such a fun activity and so satisfying to finish in less than five minutes.
Since then, my 4-year-old has been punching more confetti of her own and gluing what we’ve made onto other art projects.
I can imagine stuffing our DIY confetti into birthday cards and sprinkling it over tables for a party. Since it’s 1-inch across, it’s easy to clean up and perfect for little fingers to play with.
While I used a star hole punch, you can certainly use a regular ‘ole circle punch, or any shape for that matter. The same goes for paper. Be creative.
If you use paint samples, I recommend picking ones with as little text as possible so you don’t end up with a lot of words on your DIY confetti. (I had to punch the middle of our paint samples because there was text on either side.) I also love the idea of adding some neutrals to the mix, like grays and creams. Don’t feel like you have to do all brights.
Although a bright rainbow combo would be nice. As would a pink ombre or red, white, and blue theme. Oh, so fun!
- Paint samples (the paper, not the actual paint)
- 1-inch hole punch (I used a star hole punch, but I think hearts would be really cute too.)
- Use your hole punch to punch your paint samples.
- Enjoy and use!