Make Your Own Confetti Bar


This DIY confetti bar is so stinkin’ fun, and the perfect thing to add to a lighthearted and joyful celebration.

First you’ll need to start with your confetti. There are so many options for buying things or making it yourself. I started with two different handmade confetti types.

The first is made from tissue paper. I refolded my sheets so that the edges lined up perfectly and then cut into it vertically to make fringe.

cutting tissue

After I had a good amount of fringe, I cut into it horizontally to make small little rectangles of tissue paper. Depending on what you want, you can make your rectangles very small, or larger pieces of confetti. Cut all together with a few different colors, this is a fast and cheap way to make a lot of confetti. I especially liked adding a metallic color into the mix to kick up the color palette.


My other handmade confetti is made from regular card stock paper. I simply used a three-hole punch to create small circles of paper. It’s very simple to do, but it takes a bit more time than the tissue paper confetti. You’ll again want to pay attention to color and do a good mix that matches your wedding theme.


I also used straight up silver glitter and white candy nonpareils in my setup. You could include flower petals, dried lavender, rainbow sprinkles, or eco-confetti in your display. There are also so many different types of pre-cut confetti shapes and colors you can buy. I’ve even seen a website that will create custom confetti sayings!

After you have your confetti, you’ll want to think about vessels—both for the display and for what your guests will store their mixes in.

For guest pouches, you could use small plastic bags, little muslin sacks, small envelopes, or paper cones. It’s really up to you and your aesthetic. One thing to consider is how large each container is. The larger the final mix container is, the more confetti ingredients you will need to go around.

Once you have an idea of how much and why types of confetti pieces you have, it’s time to assemble containers to have on display. You can use vases, candleholders, apothecary jars, or any other container you can get your hands on. For a rustic wedding, you might want to use mini galvanized buckets. For a vintage feel, use metal tea containers.


And don’t forget to provide scoops or spoons! You don’t want the glitter to all fly away before the grand reveal.

Finally, finish off your setup with a cute sign. I quickly created one that read “Make your own confetti mix, to shower Jack & Amy as they become Mr. & Mrs.” Framed by your confetti bar, you want to give guests a good idea of what to do and when they should partake in the confetti toss.


It’s just that easy to create a fun addition to your wedding day. You could put this station as guests are going into the ceremony to toss as you walk down the aisle, or at your reception for your friends to shower you after your first dance or when you leave the reception.

Have fun and enjoy the sparkle!

About Lauren: I’m an adventurous and friendly red head living in upstate New York. While I have a background in Marketing and Communications, I am currently doing freelance writing and focusing on my own blog, The Thrifty Ginger. I love planning events and focusing on the little details, so stick around for fun projects. Follow me on Google.

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