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Handmade Confetti and DIY Confetti Throwers

Sometimes store bought confetti doesn’t come in the right colors for the party we are having, in that case we make our own handmade confetti. It is really easy to make, I just throw on a movie while I cut. For this project I used a trick I learned in Paris where you just fill a plastic tube with confetti and hand them out to all your guests. With just a flick of the wrist the confetti propels out of the tube and goes everywhere. Perfect for surprise parties or weddings! The tissue paper at Paper Mart has always been my favorite. It comes in the best colors and is so affordable.

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Materials Needed: The Best Tissue Paper for this project we used: Scarlet, Island Pink, Light Pink, Apricot, Limon, Pistachio, Willow, Mint & Aquamarine, Plastic Tubes, Exacto Knife, Straight Edge, Cutting Board

Step One: Cut Tissue Paper in a strip as wide as you want the confetti
Step Two: Cut into small strips. Keep the confetti in stacks, this is important for the confetti to launch properly.
Step Three: Place the little “stacks” into the tube.
Step Four: Add lid and a little label if you want.

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This post is sponsored by Paper Mart. My favorite resource for packaging and craft supplies.

photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day

  1. Jordan

    July 7, 2014

    So simple! I love the idea!

  2. Neatly-Packaged

    July 7, 2014

    Wow this would be excellent for my wedding :) Thank you for sharing!

  3. Kara

    July 7, 2014

    so cute! great job guys.

  4. heather

    July 7, 2014

    LOVE. Totally going to make these for my next party.

  5. christina

    July 7, 2014

    papermart is the best! great diy!

    – christina

  6. Amanda {Planning It All}

    July 7, 2014

    Great idea!

  7. Maria

    July 7, 2014

    Does Is explote or pop alone? Or you have to pull it out?

    • jordan
      • jordan
      • July 7, 2014

      When you open the top and flick it with your wrist, the confetti flies out!

  8. kristin

    July 7, 2014

    such a fun idea!

  9. Megan // Oh Hey Blog

    July 7, 2014

    Wonderful idea and simple enough that we should all have confetti throwers. All the time.

  10. Sarah

    July 7, 2014

    So fun! Thanks for sharing!


  11. 204 Park

    July 8, 2014

    These are so sweet! We made our own DIY party poppers that were a bit more labor intensive – I think I’ll be trying these next time so thanks for the tip! Xo, D

  12. Lisa

    July 8, 2014

    Where can you find the plastic tubes?

  13. Melissa

    July 8, 2014

    For Lisa,
    Click on the blue “plastic tubes” in the material list.

  14. Erin

    July 8, 2014

    Very cute idea! Would be perfect to put just the wedding colours in at a wedding :) Or even to have each tube just filled with one colour so people can pick the colour they want!

    erin //

  15. monica

    July 9, 2014

    What does the little label on the tube say?

  16. Mother Mary

    July 10, 2014

    How much easier, faster and confetti-like if you just put the tissue through a paper shredder. You could do single colors or a confetti-mix.

  17. Alexia

    July 14, 2014

    Where can I get the tubes at

  18. Bride To Be

    July 18, 2014

    Curious if store bought confetti would work in these tubes the same way? Or is the light-weightedness of the tissue paper best?
    Would the metallic sheets that papermart sells work in there? I’m thinking BRIGHT RED and GOLD for a 4th of July Wedding Confetti throw next year….!! Or what if I made the red confetti myself and supplemented with store bought gold confetti…just curious what your experience is on the materials/weight and the tube toss. I’m not quite sure why but I love these so much more than all the other POPPERS that are on Pinterest!! SO cute!

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