It’s high time for another confetti popper DIY up in here! Except, these aren’t just any confetti poppers, they’re lucky ones! How do I know? Well, I said so. And, they’re chock full of lucky clovers and little bits of gold. Does life get any better!? Instead of pinching someone on St. Patrick’s Day because they’re not wearing green, you should probably just crack one of these over top their head for a hefty dose of good Irish luck!
I totally didn’t know what was about to happen…
Can’t you tell!?
Toilet Paper Tubes
Tissue Paper or Lightweight Crepe Paper (I used this polka dot crepe paper! Don’t use heavy crepe for this, it won’t tear easily when “popping” and then you’ll just be a creep standing over someone with a paper-covered tube.)
Confetti (See how to make some below!)
Four Leaf Clovers (Pre-made from a craft store or made using a paper punch, just like these!)
Twine and/or Sequin Trim or Ribbon
Double Stick Tape
If you don’t buy pre-made confetti, you can make some using the technique I used for the surprise jars. Buy a fringe curtain and snip snip snip! Insta-confetti! Then mix in your four leaf clovers for good luck.
Cut your toilet paper tube in half (this will help the popper “pop” easily). Cut a piece of crepe or tissue paper so it covers your entire tube when rolled and is about 10″ long. Place a piece of double stick tape on each half of your tube. Put them right next to eachother (as if they weren’t cut) and begin to roll the paper around it, adhering the tape.
Tape up the other edge of your roll so you have a long tube. Pinch and twist one end of the excess paper, right against the tube and tie securely with twine or ribbon.
Through the open end, fill your tube with your lucky confetti.
Then twist and tie up your other end. I added some sequin trim to cover up my twine. And just because gold sequins are awesome.
I think it would be a blast to pass these around your office or around a party and instruct the recipients that they must break one over someone’s head to give them good luck! psst… These break really easily just by holding on to the tube and twisting quickly.
Then you wait for everyone to get in on the action and….
All Photos by Studio DIY
BAM! Spreading the luck all around, one confetti popper at a time!
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Awesome. Love the GIF.
megan / petitely says
crap, these are SO cute. i’m not even irish and i wanna be.
awesome! great pics!
ahh these are super cute, now to find someone to pop one over my head 🙂
LARY@ Inspiration Nook says
This is the cutest! 🙂
These are great! I love the pictures and GIF 🙂
These are wonderful! Do you think they would work as well if I substituted tissue paper for crepe paper? I am hoping to make these for a party next weekend and probably won’t be able to get my hands on crepe paper in time. Thanks for sharing such a great idea!
Absolutely, tissue paper would definitely work. I actually did a few testers with it while making these. You just need to be more careful when rolling up the cardboard tube in the paper because the tissue is more likely to wrinkle a bit. Otherwise, you’re golden!
If you make these, I’d love to see a picture!! Happy crafting!
Cheryl Critcher says
I’m making this as Christmas clackers. The ones at World Market sell for over 2 dollars apiece and I can stuff mine with little toys and candies. I’m also making some for church. What a great money saver.
we love citrus says
this is magical 🙂
Luci's Morsels says
These are so fun and pretty simple to make! LOVE love this DIY!!
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Soooo super cute and creative!! Love it ^-^
Love, Love, LOVE this!! I am using as gender reveal surprise for my friends that live out of town!