Make your own 2014 confetti for graduation celebrations. It's super quick and easy with this preset project I've created in the Cricut Design Space. It's a great accessory project for you to make for graduation parties, cards and gifts. Use whatever color cardstock you'd like to coordinate with your grad's school colors!
Our high school colors are black and gold, so I used a nice black cardstock and then made my own gold card stock because I'm too cheap to pay fancy cardstock. However, you can also save some cash by using a gold-tone paper (bus yellow-ish) instead of an actual metallic. If you want to add some sparkle to your confetti, you can spray a glitter on your cardstock, but make sure you use either a metallic or a fine glitter so that you don't dull the cutting blade as these confetti pieces are tiny and require detailed cuts. I used a basic gold metallic spray paint on the cardstock, let it dry and then cut as usual.
Supplies you need for this project:
- Cardstock in your choice of colors
- Cricut Explore™ Cutting Machine
- 2014 Grad Confetti Make it Now project in the Cricut Design Space
This Cricut Design Space project includes all 3 shapes you see in the photo. The numbers are created from a font set, so once you purchase this project, you'll have access to the entire font as well – bonus!
To make your own 2014 confetti:
Click 2014 Grad Confetti Make it Now to jump on over to the Cricut Design Space project and follow the instructions on screen. Cut a series of confetti shapes for each color you'd like to include and you're good to go. Super simple!
Why make your own fancy confetti? you might be asking… because going to the party store, a tiny bag was $1.99 and only enough for MAYBE 3 cards. I wanted to sprinkle confetti on the tables we decorate, put in congrats cards and add to some of the other graduation party space. That's a lot of cash for confetti and I didn't want to spend that – so I'm figuring you don't either… so I created this project neither of us would have to hit up the party store. Plus it's kind of fun to make your own extras, even if you don't feel crafty or don't want to “handmake” a gift. You can make some confetti and call it your own personal addition to whatever you are giving. Ta Dah – happy grad celebrating!
This 2014 graduation confetti coordinates with a 2014 grad decor Cricut project I created as well. I'll tell you more about that tomorrow!
I'd love to hear if you make this project! Tell me about it in the comments below or stop by the 100 Directions Facebook page and let me know!