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 puncherĀ  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 fancy bowl covers!

This tutorial is a perfect beginner project for the new sewer!, make a bunch and have them on hand for those grill outs and parties, cover your bowls to protect from the elements when outside!

This tutorial is very simple and doesnt require exact measurements, i used cotton fabric but you can always use plastic, or a food safe PUL

Choose the bowls you want to cover, if you choose the largest bowl one cover could cover all of them depending on the size

Check out the video tutorial also!

make sure your fabric is larger then the opening of the bowl, cut a circle around the bowl 2 1/2″ larger then the bowl

Either serge or do a zipzag stitch around the edges to prevent fraying if your using a cotton, if your using a PUL you can skip this step if you wish, fold over the edges by 1/2″ to 3/4″ to create a hem for the elastic, leave a 1″ gap for the insertion of your elastic

grab a thin elastic, nothing fancy and measure it the size of the bowl then cut it 1″ shorter, insert the elastic using a safety pin for easy insertion unless you have a fancy threading tool hehe

secure the ends with a few stitches and then sew up the 1″ opening to finish it off and then your done!

Download a PDF version of these instructions over at Craftsy

 

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