If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed I’m not afraid of a mess. In fact, I think that everyone should spend more time being creative (in one way or another), and that there is beauty in all kinds of messes. Andy Warhol said, “There is beauty in everything, just not everybody sees it.” So when I got the opportunity to work with O-Cedar Angler and #CollectiveBias to look for beauty in life’s messes, I was thrilled! #sweepthemess
Confetti is a fun DIY project that you can make pretty quickly, maybe while watching your favorite show on Netflix. It’s also a great way to use up some of the scraps of paper, ribbons, and tissue paper you just haven’t wanted to throw away. You can use the confetti you make as decorations for a party, something fun to put inside a letter, or even as something to include as a part of a styled photo. I ended out getting a little carried away (as usual) and made seven different varieties.
A few tips:
1. Paper punches seem to work better with cardstock or thicker paper.
2. To keep the confetti from looking too busy or messy, try to only use a handful of colors or materials in each confetti.
3. Messy works! If you’re not the best at cutting in a straight line, this is a great project for you… especially the shredded tissue paper confetti.
4. Using paper punches with tissue paper can be hard. I found that it worked best when I folded the tissue paper over a few times so that there were eight layers.
1. Heart shaped paper punches, pink and red cardstock, scraps of ribbons, scissors.
2. Mint colored tissue paper, circle paper punch, jumbo gold glitter, scraps of gold ribbon.
3. Single hole punch, colorful cardstock or paper. (I ended out making a rainbow confetti with all of these colors, but it would also be fun to make a bunch of little circles and then mix and match them into different little bags of confetti in specific color schemes or combos.)
4. Scissors, colorful tissue paper.
5. Square shaped paper punch, star shaped paper punch, single hole punch, red orange and yellow cardstock.
6. Circle paper punch, red orange yellow and pink tissue paper.
7. Gold sequins, circle paper punch, single hole punch, gold Christmas garland, scissors, pink and mint cardstock or paper.
And of course, DIY confetti is quite messy! By the time I was done making all of these different varieties of confetti, there was quite a little colorful pile of scraps at my feet. Fortunately, I had my O-Cedar Angler broom nearby to help me clean up… and oh what a pretty mess!
I can’t get over this video! It’s incredible what someone can make out of just dust and dirt.
What about you? How do you like to make a mess?