DIY Large Glitter Confetti

Thirty Confetti

My friend's sister recently turned thirty. They were having a small get together at a restaurant and wanted to decorate the table in a way that made her feel special on her day but was also very easy to clean up. Let's face it restaurants hate confetti. That's where I came in she asked if there was any way to make large confetti.... (insert baffled look from me). With a pack of glitter card stock at hand I made 5 inch confetti. Yup 5 inches and they looked awesome! Who knew! 

Luckily my Silhouette Cameo did most of the work I just needed to design the wording so each letter touched keeping the words connected. I did this in Adobe Illustrator using Silhouette Connect but don't worry you can also do this in the Silhouette Studio. 

If you want to learn more about Silhouette Connect check out this post here

Now I knew the weeding was going to be intricate and with a few to a page I decided to create weeding boxes. I create these on almost all my designs. What's a weeding box? It's when you create a box around your design that make it easier to work with (especially vinyl) when you need to "weed" out the excess material to get to your cut/design.  

Silhouette Glitter Cardstock blade setting

Now I had never cut glitter cardstock before. I had a few issues with the texture and thickness of the paper. It took a lot of trial and error before I found the perfect cut setting. Let me tell you I have never had my blade up this high before but this paper was thick! The setting I used was blade 9 > speed 5 > thickness 33. 

Isn't this paper stunning?! So glad I ended up buying a whole pack of all different colors. I am definitely using it again.

weeding boxes

Look at all those beautiful weeding boxes ;)

Carefully lift off the boxes and excess paper. Now I bumped up the thickness of my letters before welding them together. This created a sturdier and more durable confetti. 

The confetti was a huge hit at the dinner. I am going to make these for every occasion now! Was a simple idea that took less than an hour. I have a few showers coming up I bet large confetti will make an appearance in one way or another! 

DIY Large Glitter Confetti