Lane Turner/Globe staff
NICER THAN RICE
Event designer LAUREN WELLS (781-789-9014, laurenwellsevents.com) suggests making bags of confetti for guests to toss after the ceremony.
FOR 100 CONFETTI POUCHES
• 40 pieces tissue paper
• 100 2¾-by-4¼-inch glassine bags
• 3 400-inch rollsglitter tape
• 10 pieces paper
• a light-colored pen
• 100 mini clothespins
• 1-inch hole punch
1) Working with 5 or more layers of tissue paper, make confetti by running your hole punch back and forth in lines, catching the confetti in a bowl.
2) Working with several bags at a time, cut 4 strips of tape a bit longer than each bag. Carefully line up the tape, stick two pieces to each side, then use the scissors to trim the ends. Stuff a handful of confetti into each bag.
3) Cut squares (or any shape you please — the hole punch may come in handy here again) out of colored paper. Using a white or other light pen, write “celebrate” or “Leslie and Steve” or anything else on each one.
4) This step is optional: If you want to glam up basic wooden clothespins, spray paint them gold.
5) Affix a note to each bag with a clothespin.