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How to make quick and easy dissolving confetti

Oh confetti!  We love how festive you are but MAN you make a big mess.

Luckily I have come up with a quick and easy solution for your next outdoor event, dissolving confetti!

Yep, dissolving…aka no clean up needed besides water.  You’re welcome!

Here’s the big secret…Rice paper!  You know that flavorless stuff that you can use to decorate cakes, cookies, etc.

This is the product I used from my favorite shopping source, amazon. (afil link)

There are 100 sheets of this paper in this pack, so if you have a wedding or other large event where you need a lot of confetti, this is a bargain!!

I have a whole bunch of other ideas on what I’m going to do with this versatile product so don’t be surprised if you see more tutorials using this on the blog.

Ready to make your own dissolving confetti?

As you know I’m an avid Silhouette America fan and I pretty much exclusively use Silhouette Studio™ to design.

I opened the software and pulled up my patterned paper options.

How to make your own quick and easy dissolving confetti

I’m loving on this sprinkles pattern by the super talented Amy Robinson and used this throughout my gender reveal party I hosted for some friends.  (Don’t worry I will be posting all of those fun party projects very soon too!)

I just sized it to fit on 8.5″ x 11″ paper and printed the image onto the rice paper using my regular printer.

As long as you’re not eating it, this works great!

How to make your own quick and easy dissolving confetti

Next I designed little circles for my Silhouette CAMEO to cut out and loaded it onto the cutting mat.  I used my well worn, less sticky mat.

If you have a new one I highly recommend using the light hold mat.

 To quickly design this:

Draw 1 circle to your desired size, then using your replicate tool, select ‘fill page’.

BOOM!  Super quick and easy.

How to make your own quick and easy dissolving confetti

You’re ready to cut now, here are the settings I used:

Blade: 3

Speed: 4

Thickness: 20

How to make your own quick and easy dissolving confetti

Now use your handy spatula to slide them off the mat.

How to make your own quick and easy dissolving confetti

I kept everything in my pile since it’s confetti and no one cares if they all aren’t perfect little circles only.

How to make your own quick and easy dissolving confetti

That’s it!!  See I told you it was quick and easy!

What are you going to be using your confetti for?  Tell us in the comments below.

How to make your own quick and easy dissolving confetti

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3 Comments

  1. Charne

    September 17, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Brilliant idea! TFS!

  2. Abby

    September 15, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    This is awesome! I’ve been looking for a way to save my lawn & less mess. Thank you!

    1. Carrie Christenson

      September 16, 2016 at 10:27 am

      You’re welcome!! I’m so happy this is helpful to others 🙂

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