Ever need confetti but you just can’t find the right kind with the right look? Try making your own! Today I’m sharing how to make confetti with a Cricut machine. It’s MUCH easier than it sounds, I promise!
If you’re a regular reader of mine, then you know that I’m obsessed with my Cricut machines. I use my Cricut Explore Air 2 and my Cricut Maker multiple times a week. I’ve made everything from stickers to giant crayons to party decorations (like my dinosaur party, bee party, tropical party) and all things in between.
Better yet, I’m including the cut file for you, so learning how to make confetti couldn’t be simpler!
I made donut confetti for National Donut Day. Now that’s a holiday I can get behind! You can make confetti for ANY occasion, holiday, or party theme though.
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How to Make Confetti with a Cricut Machine
- White cardstock
- Cricut Explore Air 2 or Cricut Maker
- Printer – I LOVE my HP wireless printer!
- Green Standard Cricut Mat
- Colored cardstock (in whatever colors you like- optional)
Creating the Confetti in Design Space
Go to Design Space to get the FREE cut file I created or choose your own designs from Design Space. My design is ready to go, so if you want to make donut confetti, just click “MAKE” and follow the prompts to first print with your printer.
If you want to choose your own confetti, then delete my donuts and choose your own designs. You can choose from mermaids, dinosaurs, engagement rings, or anything else you would like! There are tons of options in Design Space.
Once you’ve chosen your design, size it for as big as you’d like it. You only need one of each design you choose because you can adjust the quantity later to fill the page. Click “Make” and follow the prompts to cut first print with your printer.
This is where you can adjust the number of designs on each page. Play with the number and fill the page with as much confetti as you’d like, or create multiple pages. I love how easy this is!
Printing the Confetti Using Cricut Print then Cut
Cricut Print then Cut is so cool! Basically, it means that you print out a design first with your printer (in this case it’s mini donuts), then your Cricut machine will cut out the printed designs right around the edges you printed.
Cutting the Confetti with a Cricut Machine
Once your page (or pages) is printed, you will need to place it on a green standard Cricut mat to cut.
Notice the black lines on your page? That’s what your Cricut machine uses to know exactly where your design is so it can cut your DIY confetti out perfectly.
Follow the prompts in Design Space and place your printed confetti page on the green mat. Load the mat, press the flashing arrow button to load the paper, then press the flashing “C” button to cut.
Removing the Confetti from the Mat
Once your DIY confetti is all cut out, remove the mat by pressing the flashing arrow button.
Now it’s time to take your confetti off the mat! Isn’t it amazing how you now have cute little pieces of confetti without cutting anything out yourself?
Remove the white piece of cardstock from the mat carefully. Try not to touch the green mat, because it removes some of the adhesive on it and it becomes less sticky.
Now use a Cricut spatula or scraper tool to remove the confetti from the mat.
Isn’t it darling? Look at those cute little donuts!
Enhancing Your DIY Confetti
If you’d like to add more color to your confetti, just take some colored cardstock and some scissors and cut thin strips of paper. Then cut each strip into tiny little squares. Easy!
Doing this will add more color and dimension to your confetti and make it even more fun!
I hope you enjoyed this how to make confetti tutorial. I have TONS of Cricut tutorials on my site because I am always creating something new with my machines. Just search “Cricut” in my search box in the sidebar on the right for lots more Cricut ideas!
If you have a Cricut Explore and are wondering if you should upgrade to the Cricut Maker, then you’ll like this 7 Reasons You Need a Cricut Maker in Your Life post. I’m still amazed at all my Cricut Maker can do!
PS Have you heard about Cricut’s BRAND NEW Infusible Ink? Cricut flew me out to their headquarters to learn ALL about it, and it’s incredible what you can do with it- total crafting game changer!! Learn everything you NEED to know about Cricut Infusible Ink!