photos by jen gotch

it’s pretty exciting to get something in the mail these days, since every other communication seems to be digital. i know when i get a letter or card or package i feel pretty special.

well we’re ’bout to up the ante on the exciting factor here.


confetti means surprise! it means a celebration. it means party time. combine that with an old fashioned letter and your recipient might just explode. here’s what you need to get this show on the road (and in the mailbox!)

what you’ll need:

• glue
• hole punch
• colored paper (you can also use pre-made confetti, but for more custom colors you can make your own, as we did here.)
• white gift tags (or cards, or you can cut your own tags from card stock.)
• string (to add the gift tag effect…or if you want to use them as labels, tags or anything else your smart little color-loving brain can think of!)

the steps:
first punch your confetti. get creative with the color combinations. maybe even try varied punch sizes.

next coat your card with an even, thin layer of glue where you want the confetti to live the rest of its happy days.

dip in or sprinkle on the confetti. instant joy. write a message to a friend, label something you love, or just hang from your doorknob as if to say “welcome to my home, where we have fun and stuff.”

we styled the card in a vellum envelope and allowed the confetti to peek through.

i’ll see you next week with an extra-special tie-in project with the food columnalex

(see last week’s MAKE IT post here!)


Add your own

    Sarah says:

    I love making personal little notes for family and friends, so these will be perfect! Confetti love.

    Diarra says:

    I am not a DIY natural… but wow, this seems so doable. I’m gonna try it right now 🙂


    Nicole says:

    So simple, but extremely adorable. I want to try this!

    jen says:

    what’s not to love about confetti!! These are super cute!!

    I will definitely be giving this a go–what a great idea!

    And maybe I will make a few for me just so everyone knows how cool and fun I am when they come round to my flat.

    Karen says:

    I would pair this with the dipped vase for a cool Mother’s Day
    or housewarming gift. Coordinate your colors, tie the tag around the vase and no need to wrap.

    I love these, Alex…great job! I need some vellum envelopes…. Also, can’t WAIT for the food/make it columns collab!

    Yay! I love confetti- such bang for your buck! And…I recently started a penpal project over on my blog, so I’m excited to actually have the occasion to mail my letters with a confetti surprise! I think a vellum inner envelope is in order!

    Jenni says:

    I LOVE this. This is too cute. I’m not the crafter person but this seems so easy breezy. Can’t wait for next week! thanks Alex!!

    sandra says:

    Love this idea and so simple and easy…can’t wait for the food tie in next week!

    sandra says:

    oh yeah, and I think the old style way of communicating sentiment is (and should be) making a come back…who isn’t impressed and flattered by something that takes an effort…and a it is such a small one that takes so litle time.

    Andrea says:

    Love this! I’m going to do it with confettii and also going to try it with those little flat-on-one-side jewels I have a ton of from michaels.

    alex says:

    oooh andrea just upped the sparkle factor! modification station! I love it!

    Jessica says:

    Simple yet so cute!

    That is so cute it hurts. In a good way. Like an icecream headache.

    THis is sooooo darling!!! Usually these things are crazy complicated but this is TO DIE FOR and do-able! My fav.

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    Bella says:

    So classic yet, modern 🙂

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