What’s New Year’s Eve without some confetti? These DIY confetti poppers are a great way to make the countdown to 2021 extra festive. They are so easy to make and can be customized for whatever your celebration this year looks like. You can fill them with just confetti or add candy, small toys, balloons, noisemakers, etc. for the perfect party favors.
- Cardboard Tubes (We used a paper towel tube but you could also make these out of cardstock)
- Crepe paper
Cut the cardboard tube to the desired length. We made ours 4 inches long. Then cut the tube in half.
We used gold, silver, and black crepe paper. Find lots of crepe paper choices here. Cut the crepe paper to be 6 inches tall and then the length of the tube plus 6 inches. Our tubes were 4 inches long so we cut our crepe paper to be 6″ tall by 10″ wide. Cut the crepe paper with the ridges running lengthwise so that the paper will tear when you pull it apart instead of just stretch.
Next wrap the tube in crepe paper. Tape one edge of the crepe paper to the tube then roll the crepe paper around the tube and secure with another piece of tape.
If you want your poppers to make a loud popping sound you can add a “cracker snap” at this step. You can find cracker snap strips online. These are optional but if you decide to use them just insert into the tube and tape to the crepe paper on either side of the tube.
Tie off one end of the crepe paper with twine and fill the open end of the tube with confetti. Find confetti here.
Tie the other side with twine and then decorate! There are so many options to personalize them. We added stars cut from contrasting colors of crepe paper.
To open, either pull on both ends of the popper or have one person hold one side and another pull on the other side to rip it open and watch the confetti fall! Happy New Year!