Party Poppers

This project has been getting a lot of hits this week so I thought I’d repost it front and center!


– 1 empty paper-towel tube.
– Glitter, fortunes, horoscopes, confetti, mints, funny notes, chocolate coins, small party favors.
– 12- by 12-inch piece of wrapping or tissue paper.
– Scissors.
– Glue gun or tape.
– Ribbon.

Directions: Cut the cardboard tube in half, then cut one of the halves in half. Fill all three pieces with glitter, confetti and other festive accessories. Lay the wrapping paper face down on a flat surface, then set the three cardboard tubes in an even row at the edge of the paper, leaving a 1/2-inch space between each tube. Carefully glue or tape the edge of the wrapping paper in an even line across the tubes. Roll the paper over the tubes once and trim excess paper (also on each end of the tube). Gently twist tubes at the disconnected points and add ribbon for flair. Add them to the table place settings, place a bunch inside a large glass bowl or hand out right before midnight.

Tips and variations: Before giving poppers to guests, use a pin to poke holes around the edges of the tube so it will break open easier. For smaller poppers, use cardboard tubes from wrapping paper. Use color copies of family photos for a personalized look.

See more crafty ideas in The Crafty Chica Project Library! All content/photos copyright, © Kathy Cano-Murillo, 2008.

Love & light,

3 Responses

  1. Very fun! I’ve got a stash of paper towel rolls I’ve been dying to use up! This is just the thing. Any idea how to make them Crack? (that nice pop the english ones make?)

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