Confetti is an integral — no, necessary — part of any type of party for me, and although I have not personally planned a wedding, I think confetti definitely belongs at all of them. These DIY confetti wedding favors are incredibly easy to make using test tubes, and adding a homemade tag gives them a personal touch your guests will appreciate.
Whether you want the guests to throw around the confetti as you depart, or you simply want to give them a gift they can enjoy later on, confetti tubes are a perfect little favor. Plus, you can make custom confetti with your wedding colors to make them feel even more personalized.
Note, if you will be throwing the confetti outdoors, consider biodgradeable paper confetti to make for an easier cleanup afterwards.
Here’s how to put together these simple wedding favors!
- Plastic test tubes with caps (approx. 4 inches)
- Small confetti
- Funnel, optional
- Paper tags, optional
- Stamps or stickers, optional
Remove the caps from the test tubes to insert the confetti. Perhaps the easiest and least messy way to do this is with a small funnel. Loosely insert the confetti into the tubes. If too packed, guests will not be able to easily remove the confetti.
Replace the caps and cut a piece of string or ribbon (I used baker’s twine) about 5 inches long to tie a bow.
If you’d like to attach tags (not necessary, of course), write on the paper or use stamps or stickers to embellish them with your desired saying, such as “thanks.” You can also print tags designed exactly how you want them and punch holes in the paper to hang the tags.
Lastly, tie the string around the tube where the cap meets the plastic. I found that it held best when I left a little crevice between the cap and tube for the string to fit in. Thread the tag on the string (if using) and tie a bow.
When the wedding comes along, simply place a confetti favor at each place setting or leave a cute container filled with them near the doorway for guests to pick up. Everyone loves the chance to play around with confetti, and it adds some fun and color to your big day!