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Confetti is made up of small pieces of paper or plastic which are usually thrown at celebrations, espescially weddings. Confetti can be made in a variety of colors, and commercially available confetti is often available in imaginative shapes. A distinction is made between confetti and glitter; glitter is even smaller than confetti (pieces usually no larger than 1mm) and is universally shiny, whereas confetti is usually not shiny.

The simplest confetti is simply shredded paper, and can be made at home. Hole-punchers can be used to make small circles of confetti out of sheets of scrap paper. Most party supply stores carry both paper and plastic confetti.

The name confetti has an Italian origin, real confetti are small sweets made of almonds and sugar, usually wedding presents. It can be translated from Itallian to mean "with slices." The italian word for paper confetti is coriandoli.

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