SO many people ask me about my confetti… So much so that I like to think of myself as the ‘DIY confetti queen’!
I made all the confetti for my wedding (and enough for someone else’s wedding too) and it turned out great! I mainly used rose petals, but any petals I could get my hands on I added to the collection. There’s loads of tutorials online about how to make confetti, but I think my way is the easiest and quickest. If you have a microwave you can do it too!
Step 1: Pull all the petals off the flower. If its mouldy or badly bruised then throw it out, but petals that are just ‘on the turn’ are fine – you DONT have to use fresh ones!! Flowers that are coming to the end of their shelf life are fine – you are cooking them afterall.
Step 2: Get a microwaveable plate, a piece of kitchen roll and spread the petals out evenly across the paper. It doesn’t matter if some overlap, but don’t pile it on or it’ll take longer to cook.
Step 3: Bake! I put mine in for one minute to start with, then check it, then give it as many 30 second bursts you think necessary till all the moisture is out of them. If they aren’t completely dry, when you store them they’ll go mouldy and cause the rest of your confetti to rot – not good after all your hard work!
Step 4: Once they’re moisture-free and cool, store them in an airtight container with a piece of kitchen roll to keep them fresh and smelling great!!
Some people like to put theirs in the airing cupboard once baked, but I didn’t; I kept mine in an airtight container in a cool, dry and dark place and even though I starting making my confetti at least 18 months before my wedding, it smelt amazing on our big day!!