Thursday, 14 May 2015

diy confetti poppers and make your own confetti


diy confetti poppers and make your own confetti | Creative Bag

As the weather continues to get warmer, it seems like everyone is planning a celebration of some kind. I've talked to so many customers in our stores these past two weeks looking for ideas for weddings, bridal showers, anniversaries, baby showers and birthdays. 

So today let's celebrate with some diy confetti poppers that you can create using our push pop containers , my free printables and confetti!

diy confetti poppers and make your own confetti | Creative Bag

Let's gather our supplies: push pop containers, spray paint (in colour of your choice), confetti (I'll show you how to make your own in a minute!), download and print the labels. I printed my labels on blank sticker sheets - you could also print on white text paper and use two-sided tape to adhere them to the push pop containers.

diy confetti poppers and make your own confetti | Creative Bag

Note: You don't have to spray paint the push pop containers - this step is optional. 

Spray paint the stick and inside element of the push pop container to add a pop of colour but keep in mind that if you paint the push pop containers you will not want to reuse these containers for food.  

It will take a number of coats paint to completely cover the plastic - take your time so that you don't get any drips and allow the paint to dry COMPLETELY between coats. 

Tip: Allow paint to cure for 24 hours before assembling the push pop containers.

diy confetti poppers and make your own confetti | Creative Bag
  
Assemble the push pop container pieces and add the label as shown above. 

TIP: If you want to use these confetti poppers for a baby "gender reveal" party or photo shoot, I'd suggest adding black and white patterned washi tape above and below the label and spray paint the push pop container top to hide the colour of the confetti inside.

diy confetti poppers and make your own confetti | Creative Bag

Now it's time to add the confetti. Push the confetti down into the container so that you can easily add the lid.

diy confetti poppers and make your own confetti | Creative Bag

Give the container a shake so that the confetti will expand into the open space under the lid.

You can buy premade confetti if you want, but it's really easy to make your own and I'm going to show you how I made mine.

diy confetti poppers and make your own confetti | Creative Bag

When you make your own confetti you have the ability to customize it to suit your party. White and gold confetti would be great for a wedding. Having a baby? Use pink or blue confetti for a gender reveal party or photo shoot. The options are endless.

diy confetti poppers and make your own confetti | Creative Bag

Gather your supplies - tissue paper, paper sizzle, mylar sizzle, paper, scissors, fringe scissors, paper punch.


I used fringe scissors to cut tissue paper into confetti quickly and easily. Simply fold the tissue paper so you can cut four layers at a time. Cut the bottom edge with the fringe scissors and then cut the fringes again to create little squares. Don't have fringe cutters? Use regular scissors ... it just takes a little longer to cut!

diy confetti poppers and make your own confetti | Creative Bag

Our paper and mylar sizzle makes awesome confetti. And best of all - no special tools are required - just a pair of scissors. Bunch the sizzle into long strands and cut it into smaller pieces. 
  
diy confetti poppers and make your own confetti | Creative Bag

You can create confetti using small paper punches and paper scraps. I don't recommend this method if you are making a lot of confetti. It's time consuming and your hand will get tired of punching large quantities. I used a paper punch with hand grips and still found it difficult to punch for long periods of time.

Tip: I wanted to add a little extra sparkle to my confetti so I cut up some old mylar gift toppers that I had in my gift wrapping stash and a handful of sequins.

diy confetti poppers and make your own confetti | Creative Bag


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