Nothing says P A R T Y like a quintessential party blower – and these are sized up to take it to the next level. Line them down the center of your table and let the festivities begin. They would also be an awesome addition to a party photo booth. Customize them with your own colors, papers and patterns. PS: Sadly, I could not make these actually work!
Materials needed: cardboard tubes – from paper towels, wrapping paper or mailing tubes, scissors, double stick tape, paint, washi tape, large sheets of wrapping or decorative paper, tissue or origami paper.
Step 1: Cut 9 – 10 inches of the cardboard tube.
Step 2: Paint, if desired. Let dry. Decorate with washi tape, if desired.
Step 3: Lay the decorative paper flat, then roll the paper around the end of the cardboard tube. Add about a ½ inch (to leave room for the tape to overlap), then mark with a pencil.
Step 4: Cut the decorative paper lengthwise, where you have marked.
Step 5: Put double stick tape along one short edge of the paper, and up along the long edge on the right side.
Step 6: Place the cardboard tube on the short side of the double stick tape, and begin rolling from the long side that does not have tape, to the side that does have tape.
Step 7: Gently press the long edge closed. Flatten the decorative paper and make sure it is tightly sealed.
Step 8: From the side not attached to the tube, begin rolling the decorative paper up towards the tube.
Step 9: Secure the roll-up part with a bit of double stick tape.
Step 10: Take an approx. 3 x 8 inch piece of origami paper, and fringe it along the long side.
Step 11: Secure the fringe with double stick tape where the decorative paper meets the cardboard tube.
Step 12: Gently muss up the fringe a little so it looks like a store-bought party blower.
Photography by Tim Gibson