Easy Confetti Poppers

Easy Confetti Poppers!

Perfect for Parties, New years eve and Gender Reveals!

Things you will need

1 – Toilet paper roll

“2 – Standard size balloons

3 – Some sort of wide tape

4 – Confetti (bought or home made)

5 – Construction paper / Card stock


Save those toilet rolls so you can make a bunch, use tissue paper cut into tiny squares or grab the dots from your hole puncher  for some inexpensive confetti

Cut a piece of card stock to fit the length and circumference of your tube, its about 4″ x 5 1/2″

Take your balloon and tie a knot at the end of the balloon, cut off the top of the balloon about half way

Stretch the knotted side of the balloon over the end of your toilet paper roll, it might deform your roll a bit and you can reinforce your roll with cardstock in side it or just try to form it back into a cylindrical tube

Use some sort of wide tape, masking tape, packing or duct tape to secure the balloon to the tube

Now its time to decorate the card stock that will go around your tube, you have the option of keeping it plain or you can decorate with gel pens, washi tape, printed duct tape or glitter!

Now you can use a tape runner or glue and apply it over the back completely and apply the card stock to the tube, it will add some more interest, rigidity, and cover up the balloon and tape


Easy Fabric Folded Ornament

Easy Folded Fabric Ornament

Things you will need for this project

Two different Cotton print fabric

Ribbon or yarn for the loop

gem, button for the centre

Print out a circle 7-8" in diameter for a template or use a bowl or pot lid as a template

 

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Cut out 1 circle from each fabric

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place the circles right sides together

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Sew around the circle with a 1/4" seam allowance, leave a 2 to 3" opening for turning

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Flip the piece right sides out, do a top stitch around the edge about 1/8" away from the edge as you go over the open hole fold it inwards to seal it up

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Grab a needle and  thread, ribbon of some sort and a centre piece if you wish

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Fold the piece in half finding the centre point, use your needle and thread and insert into the fabric near the edge, go to the other side of the centre point and again insert your needle into the edge of the fabric, pull the fabric tight so it looks like this

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find the insert secting corner points and again sew those corners together until it looks like this

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going to each point fold the fabric over to the back so it looks like this, do this a total of 4 times and fiddle with the fabric until it all looks even and forms a perfect square

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thread a string or ribbon through one corner hiding the knot under the folded fabric in the back.

finished with decorating the centre if you wish

 

 

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2 Burlap Garland



For this tutorial you will need burlap ribbon, you can find these at joann fabrics, michaels or hobby lobby and if your lucky enough maybe in your dollar tree or dollarama

check out this fun festive burlap

use some twine or yarn as your garland base and a darning needle just to make things easier



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Thread your needle, i kept my twine attached to the main ball but you can of course cut your twine to the length you wish your burlap garland to be

 

pull the needle through one of the burlap wreath and tie your twine at that end so you dont end up pulling it through when your threading your needle

continue doing a straight stitch down the centre of your burlap till you get to the end of your roll,  pull your strand as you go bunching up the burlap

depending on your preference keep it tight or spread out the folds to have a looser garland, keep adding rolls of burlap to your strand until you get the desired length of your garland

Two story house with a banister do 40-50 yards of burlap

for a mantel or above the doorway do 30 yards of burlap

This is another way of doing it which will give you a different look to your burlap and equally as beautiful

do a zig zag stitch with your needle the entire length of your burlap

This is how it will look with a zig zag stitch, appears fuller and once your are done you can twist your garland and it wont appear as flat as it does in this photo