Three simple steps for creating bright and festive confetti for all your party tables, balloons and poppers.

By Real Simple
Updated February 19, 2013
How To: Make DIY Confetti
Credit: Nicole Hill Gerulat; Styling: Blake Ramsey

This confetti was made for floating! Before you toss old gift wrap or tissue paper in the trash, think about putting it on display in the air.

What You Need

  • Scissors
  • Paper or tissue paper (For a sophisticated mix, like this one, use bright pink, apricot, orange, and silver.)

How to make tissue paper confetti

  1. Fold several sheets of paper together
  2. Cut the paper into 1/2 inch strips
  3. Cut the strips crosswise into short strips of confetti

Use your custom confetti as a festive decoration, upgrade your balloon banners or transform a party hat into a simple party-piñata by hanging it upside-down filled with confetti and small gifts.