DIY Confetti System Garland

If you have been here before you might have noticed my love for shiny fringe items…maybe here or here. So it’s no surprise I’ve been lusting after the Confetti System garland since I discovered it last year. I must have reblogged and pinned every photo featuring Confetti Systems I came across. Yup…completely in love. So when I was thinking about how to decorate the Haberdash photo booth for Orchid Grey’s wedding, it was the first thing I wanted to custom make for her.

DIY Confetti System

DIY Confetti System

Step by step instructions:

1. Pick out your materials. It can be fabric, paper or flagging tape like I used.
2. Cut your materials into piles of 10-20 strips, any length you want (mine are about 2 feet).
3. If using fabric or thick material cut your piece with slits up the fabric leaving a inch on the top (like on a missing cat poster) Never lost a cat? Example.

DIY Confetti System

4. Twist your strips in the middle they will start to twist around each other and create a loop. up. The secure with a tie, elastic, staple or glue (I used tiny clear hair elastics from Sallys Beauty Supply). If you are using the cat poster method just roll your fabric across the top and secure the same way.

DIY Confetti System

5. Find some string, leftover pieces of fabric or paper to attach you pom pom to your rope. Spread your pom poms out on the rope in the color order you want.
6.Hang your garland.

DIY Confetti System

The first strand done:
DIY Confetti System

The complete set:
DIY Confetti System

I’m really happy with the way it came out. Although I still have the real thing on my wish list. If you are not very crafty or not allowed to play with sharp objects you can purchase Confetti Systems here or read thier blog here.

Post Edit:I just wanted to add a photo of Julie’s Wedding photo booth:
Orchid Grey Wedding

Orchid Grey Wedding


18 Responses to DIY Confetti System Garland

  1. holly says:

    I have a similar lusting for Confetti Systems (it’s been my twitter background from the time I joined twitter and I’ve still not tired of it). This project goes straight to the top of my DIY to-do list!

  2. that came out amazing!!!! i don’t think i could ever make one of those as pretty as yours :) very nice. perfect backdrop for her wedding!

  3. Erica says:

    WOW! Super impressed by this and totally in love with the color choices! xx

  4. Amy says:

    Aww super adorable!!

  5. Lauren says:

    I just stumbled upon this post while googling “DIY CONFETTI SYSTEM” and I LOVE the way this turned out. The idea to use flagging tape is brilliant, especially at a $1 a roll, you can’t go wrong!

    My only question is what type of garland did you use and where did you purchase it? Did you buy sheets and cut that as well? or was it already shredded?


  6. punky says:

    Hey Lauren,
    The silver and pink where cut from leftover garland banner backdrops that i used in photo booths for my swap business. You can get them at iparty for 7.99 for a 8 foot long section.

  7. Lauren says:

    Ok cool, I’ll definitely check out iparty! Thanks!

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  9. Amanda says:

    I absolutely love this! Great job!!

  10. kat jackson says:

    I have been in love with these for so long and even though I’m an avid diy-er I hadn’t been able to figure out the best way to recreate it. Thanks for this post- definitely making one of my own soon!!

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  12. Hannah Grace says:

    Thats so cool! Thank you!

  13. Sara says:

    This is so creative! I love it!

  14. Courtney says:

    Where did you buy all of your supplies?!?

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