UKbride Member Request 20 Nov 2017

I'm looking at making natural confetti with flower petals. How far in...

I'm looking at making natural confetti with flower petals. How far in advance can this be done? Will the petals have a shelf life?

Stacey Hutchinson
Stacey Hutchinson 20 Nov 2017

I think as long as you keep them dry and covered you can make them a couple of months before.

Susan Coleclough
Susan Coleclough 20 Nov 2017

If you make sure the petals are dry and put in some of those little silica pads you get in handbags, shoes etc with them to ensure they are kept dry I reckon you could keep them a year.

Emma Casson
Emma Casson 21 Nov 2017

As above as long as there dry they need to be bagged to keep the smell in but if had a bowl if this in my mum's side for 7 years and if you turn it it's still got a nice smell xxx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 22 Nov 2017

I.have started . Rose petels are best. Let them dry naturally on some grease proof paper. When they are dry pop.then in an air right container. Dry petals spread out on flat surface about 2/ 3 rose buds at a time.
Mine smell.really "rosey"

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Nov 2017

I started making my own but realised it would take FOREVER and waaaay more roses than i could grow in a year with my 3bushes. To make enough for a decent confetti in the end i brought a couple of bags of dried rose petals off ebay and mixed them with my home made ones. My home made ones smelt MUCH nicer than the brought ones and looked alot prettier but i got the effect i was hoping for! only downside.... the petals when thrown went EVERYWHERE down the front of my dress in any crevices in my dress got stuck in hair ect and was super scratchy. But got some wonderful photos!

Vicki Allen
Vicki Allen 27 Nov 2017

I started making my own in January and my wedding is not until July. They are each in organza bags and seem to keep fine. Start early as it takes ages. I used a dehydrator which is fab.


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