Dreams Do Come True — You CAN Own (and Make!) a Confetti Cannon
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Dreams Do Come True — You CAN Own (and Make!) a Confetti Cannon

Remember when parties meant games, candy and new toys?! Before your celebratory sugar intake of choice came in a cocktail and gifts still came in a huge wrapped box? Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, promotion, engagement or other life event (large or small), grown-ups deserve some fun too! We teamed up with Studio INK to bring a little bit of that festive magic back to adult life and make this specific wish come true: We’ll show you how to make your very own confetti cannon!

Who knew your house (and recycling bin) held the perfect confetti cannon making supplies?! We’re already scheming up all sorts of occasions to use this bad boy. New job? CONFETTI! End to a bad relationship? Good riddance confetti! Roommate not a morning person? Rise and shine confetti! This handy little cannon makes everything better (or at least more entertaining ;) Scroll on to get the full lowdown on how we put ours together.

Materials:

  • empty paper towel roll
  • card stock paper
  • tissue paper confetti
  • embroidery thread
  • 2 plastic bottle caps
  • needle
  • tape
  • nail
  • spring

Tools:

  • hot glue gun
  • hole punch
  • hammer

Instructions:

1. Tape cardstock in the pattern or color of your choice onto your paper roll. Fold the edges of the cardstock into the roll and repeat to add additional strips of color.

2. Nail four holes into the top of one of your plastic bottle caps and string two long pieces of embroidery thread through the holes so that they cross in the middle and leave a long strand coming out of each of the four holes.

3. Hot glue each end of the spring onto a bottle cap so that the cap with the embroidery thread is facing outwards and the plain cap is facing inwards.

4. Punch a hole into either side of your paper roll near the end, place your glued spring into the roll thread-side first and pull two threads through either hole. Hot glue the outer bottle cap into the paper roll and tie all four threads together in a knot.

5. When your hot glue is totally cool, fill the open end of the cannon with confetti, pull back on the string and let go for a confetti explosion!

Tape cardstock in the pattern or color of your choice onto your paper roll. Fold the edges of the cardstock into the roll and repeat to add additional strips of color.

Nail four holes into the top of one of your plastic bottle caps and string two long pieces of embroidery thread through the holes so that they cross in the middle and leave a long strand coming out of each of the four holes.

Hot glue each end of the spring onto a bottle cap so that the cap with the embroidery thread is facing outwards and the plain cap is facing inwards.

Punch a hole into either side of your paper roll near the end, place your glued spring into the roll thread-side first and pull two of the four threads through one hole and the two leftover threads through the other hole. Hot glue the outer bottle cap into the paper roll and tie all four threads together in a knot.

When your hot glue is totally cool, fill the open end of the cannon with confetti.

Pull back on the string and let go for a confetti explosion!

How else will you add a little extra wow factor to a big birthday? Share your photos with us on Instagram using the hashtag #iamcreative and tag @BritandCo.

 

Author: Lee Schellenberger

DIY Production + Styling: Alonna Morrison

Video: Alonna Morrison, Katie Booker, Justin Gallagher

Still Photography: Cody Towner