This Woman’s Hack for Making Homemade Confetti From Leaves Is Brilliant and Beautiful

Confetti can be super fun at an event, but many venues have stopped allowing it, due to the environmental impact, not to mention the cleaning.

This do-it-yourself biodegradable leaf confetti is the perfect outside alternative!  All you need are leaves and hole punches, and Mother Nature will take care of the outside cleanup for you.

Autumn Miller

Plastic and paper confetti isn’t environmentally friendly and typically not biodegradable.  Confetti rice can be dangerous to birds and other animals.  Even some of the more environmentally friendly options, like rose petals or bird seed, need to be cleaned up before they can cause damage in the longterm.

But with leaves from your local trees?  You can make all the environmentally friendly confetti your heart desires.  Just find the leaves that have fallen, punch out your shapes into a bowl and return the punched leaves back to where you found them so they can continue to decompose naturally.

It’s a great project with the kids too.  Imagine all the different shapes you can make and colors you can find naturally on your walks.  And don’t forget the fun of having a confetti fight in the yard afterwards, all while knowing Mother Nature approves.


  1. Hey great idea. How long would these last in a box? Our wedding isn’t for 11 months yet. Thanks

  2. Kristen Yard says:

    Hi, Cat! Congratulations! 🙂 There are a lot of variables, depending on the weather, the leaves you choose, and the atmosphere they are stored in. I would suggest starting with leaves that are already dried out a bit, too!

  3. Hi what a brilliant idea and gorgeous too! ???I love it. So where can I find heart shaped punchers?

  4. Kristen Yard says:

    I would check Amazon!

  5. HI Kristen,
    How many months in advance could we make confetti for a wedding? We were going to use gum leaves? This is a brilliant idea. Thank you!

  6. Kristen Yard says:

    Hi, Kristen! I am not sure exactly!

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