DIY party decorations with colorful confetti!

The party theme continues from last week (don’t miss Patty Schaffer’s cutest-ever Cupcake Birthday Card) and we’re making colorful, confetti party decorations. Once you hang up this Confetti Wreath and display the Confetti Cones, you are ready to party! These are easy party decorations to DIY, so give them a try! (I’m honored that these party crafts first appeared in the summer issue of Craft Ideas magazine – more on that later.)

DIY easy party decorations

 DIY Confetti Wreath

You can make the wreath and the cones in an evening.

DIY confetti party decorations

Make it a family tradition and display the confetti decor for each family member’s birthday.

To make the Confetti Wreath and Confetti Cones, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam:
    • Cones, 12” x 4” and 9” x 4”
    • Wreath, 12” x 2”
  • Glittered balls, 1-1/2” dia., two pink and one purple
  • Multicolor, Mexican Confetti*
  • Ultra-fine, iridescent glitter
  • Purchased bow
  • Chenille stem
  • Mod Podge
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Old newspaper; wax paper; stiff bristle paintbrush; wooden skewer or chopstick.

*I purchased a 12-ouce bag of multicolor, Mexican Confetti on Amazon (free shipping!) and have more than ½ bag leftover.

To make the Confetti Wreath:

DIY Confetti Wreath

Be sure to cover your work area first, for easier clean up.

1. Brush Mod Podge onto the inside edge of the wreath, and sprinkle with confetti. In bare areas, pat down confetti, and sprinkle again.

2. Brush Mod Podge onto the outside edge of the wreath, and following Step 1, sprinkle with confetti.

DIY Confetti Wreath

Cover the inner and outer edges first, and then cover the front with confetti.

3. Brush Mod Podge on the front of the wreath, and sprinkle with confetti. If you see any bare areas, add more confetti.

4. Lightly sprinkle all over with iridescent glitter.

5. When dry, glue bow to the center of the wreath. Glue glittered ball to the center of the bow.

6. Twist together ends of a 4” length of chenille stem, forming a loop. Insert and glue the loop into the back of the wreath to use as a hanger.

DIY confetti party wreath

To make the Confetti Cones:

1. Insert a wood skewer or chopstick into the bottom of a cone of STYROFOAM Brand Foam to use as a handle.

2. Brush Mod Podge onto the cone, and while wet, sprinkle cone with confetti. Pat down confetti, and sprinkle more onto the cone. Lightly sprinkle with iridescent glitter. When cone is covered, carefully remove the handle, and place cone on a piece of wax paper to dry.

3. Repeat with second cone.

4. When dry, glue glittered balls to the top of each cone.

DIY Confetti Cones

DIY Confetti Party Ideas

You’ll have leftover confetti — use it fill clear balloons!

On another note, it’s not all about celebrating today. I was dismayed to learn that the summer issue of Craft Ideas would be the last one. Through the years, I’ve worked with many talented, creative and inspiring editors at Craft Ideas (and back when it was Crafts ‘n things and Pack-‘o-Fun magazines, too). I’m saddened to see the magazine disappear and these hardworking editors move on to new opportunities. I wish them well!

I with you a wonderful holiday weekend and very happy July 4th. My Tuesday post falls on July 4th, so I won’t see you again until next Friday. Enjoy the parades, parties and cook outs, and the friends and family you share it with. And do tell me if you’ve crafted up anything patriotic for your festivities.

Happy crafting!


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24 Responses to DIY party decorations with colorful confetti!

  1. I wanted to do a confetti theme for my 25th birthday! And I really like these.

  2. Amber says:

    Love it! I have never thought about crafting with Styrofoam! Much cheaper to make than buy. Thanks for the idea!

  3. Debbie Kaste says:

    I also am saddened to hear Crafts Ideas ending. There were so many great ideas in those magazines and they appealed to a variety of crafters. We can only hope that in time they will start up again as they brought a lot of happiness to those who couldn’t wait to see the next issue on the newsstands. Happy 4th to all.

    • Sharon says:

      That’s my hope, too, Debbie! I would love to see some of the old titles back on the newsstand. In the meantime, I’m happy I can share a few craft ideas here. Wishing you a wonderful July 4th! Sharon

  4. Craft Ideas is a favorite! I am very sad to see it close too. These confetti projects look like fun. I really like the sparkle and shine from the confetti as well as the glitter. Thank you for the step by step guide to creating these. Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July!

    • Sharon says:

      I know! My heart always breaks a little when another magazine folds. I hate losing the creativity and inspiration in each issue’s pages, and of course, I miss the people behind the scenes who have become friends. Sigh . . . Thank you for your sweet comments, too. I wish you and yours a wonderful holiday! xo, Sharon

  5. So sad to lose yet another magazine that is best read when held in my hands! I cry each time another falls to the digital age!
    These 🎉 🎉 🎊 🎊 Projects scream pARTY!! Jenna would have a blast adding the confetti to the forms! I think I am going to spend my weekend making a lot of confetti for when she gets back Monday night! Yay!
    Enjoy the long weekend and we will see you on Friday!

    • Sharon says:

      I wish we knew how to bring them back, Barb. Any ideas? Be sure to have fun with the leftover confetti, too — try adding it to balloons before you blow them up. Then have Jenna pop them for a confetti “shower.” It’s easy enough to clean up, really. Happy July 4th to you and your family! Sharon

      • I wish I had an idea for bringing back the printed magazine! It just isn’t the same reading online as it is holding it in your hands, dog earring pages to read again and again! I really love the smell of printed magazines too!
        Every time I find out that we are losing another print magazine I cry a little bit! 😢😢😢

      • Sharon says:

        I know! It’s a hard dilemma to crack . . .

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  7. Anne Marie says:

    Love confetti projects (although they can be messy) and love Craft Ideas. I hate the magazines are fading away I personally love to hold a magazine, read it and then hoard it! I do not enjoy reading them on a computer – it just is not the same. I am guilty of having many pages filed away for some day projects!

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 Fortunately, I was able to keep most of the confetti on the newspaper I spread out first. And I also calculated that it was less messy and easier to clean up than glitter . . . Let’s hope we see a renewed interest in print magazines sometime soon! Thanks for stopping in. Sharon

  8. sewtonya says:

    oh festive colors! this would be a lot of fun to do too with red white and blue for this weekend! Have a great weekend

  9. Katiria says:

    I remember in the late 90’s and early 00’s I loved sneaking a peak through my friend’s Pack-o-Fun because it had such cute ideas. Sad to see Craft Ideas go 😦
    Hope everybody has a safe holiday.

    • Sharon says:

      I know! It breaks my heart to see another magazine close. They were keepers, and I think a lot of people kept files of magazines and ideas for reference. Maybe it will swing the other way one day, and magazines will make a comeback?? I hope you enjoy the holiday weekend, too, Katiria! Happy crafting, Sharon

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