Turning pretty petals into colourful confetti

People always ask me what I do with all the flowers that I have in my home and studio...apart from taking lots of images for my Instagram Gallery of course! 

I really love to dry flowers and press them to make cards and gift tags. I also love to make confetti to use at parties or for styling images, especially with Roses and Delphiniums. 

Colourful Confetti DIY : Makelight

To make this confetti I left the flowers in water until some of the petals had started to show signs of drying but before too many were turning brown. Who wants brown confetti?! I cut off all flower heads and separated the petals out and left them on a tray to dry. 

Colourful Confetti DIY : Makelight
Colourful Confetti DIY : Makelight
Colourful Confetti DIY : Makelight

Every couple of days I gave them a little shake to make sure they were all getting enough air and space to dry. Once they were completely dried I chopped, ripped and scrunched them until I was happy with the look of the confetti. 

Colourful Confetti DIY : Makelight

I love the darker, Autumnal colours that these bright roses have created. Look out for this confetti in my Autumn images! xo

Colourful Confetti DIY : Makelight
Colourful Confetti DIY : Makelight
Colourful Confetti DIY : Makelight

The flowers were kindly sent to me by Bloom & Wild. To see what other bloggers have created with their Bloom & Wild flowers check out their Instagram Gallery.