If you’re ready to take your cake decor to the next level, or you’re simply in the mood for an afternoon of crafting, follow this easy tutorial to make your own Rose Petal Confetti using a dehydrator.

Before you begin, keep in mind:

  • It’s best to use roses that are fresh and not starting to brown.
  • Rose petals will shrink significantly once dried and colours will fade.

You will need:

  • Secateurs (or sharp scissors)
  • Bunch of fresh roses from your local market or florist
  • Dehydrator; I recommend this one from Kmart.


Using secateurs, remove and discard all stems, leaving you with the flower heads.


With care, gently pull apart the base of the rose from the petals by twisting and pulling slowly.


Discard the bases and sprinkle petals across the trays of your dehydrator. Set the timer for 3-4 hours and heat at 70 degrees.

You’ll know they are finished when they have shrunk in size and are crinkly to touch.

In need of a bit of inspiration? Here are eight ways you can use your new confetti:

  • Wedding confetti
  • Party decor
  • Flatlay styling
  • Scrapbooking
  • Candle making
  • Paper making
  • Gift wrapping
  • Cake decor

As always, we’d love to see your creations! Don’t forget to tag us @knowtherose. If you’re short on time, or not feeling in the crafty mood, you can shop our pre-made boxes of Rose Petal Confetti here.

July 26, 2022 — Rosie Browning