I’d like to think our forefathers fought for the freedom to toss confetti into the air without being publicly tarred and feathered. This is also why I’m not a history teacher. Friends that know me best know that, while I have an aversion to most things colorful and shiny, I can’t resist a good confetti mix. Like a cat to a laser beam, my eye catches that glint of glitter and it’s all over. So I’ve decided to channel my passion into showing you how to make some DIY confetti poppers for your Fourth of July shindig. If you’ve been saving that confetti from New Year’s, this project is perfect for you ;)
These poppers are so easy to make and your guests will love setting them off.
Materials and Tools:
— origami paper
— assorted glitter
— cake push pops
— permanent markers
Grab your materials and let’s get it poppin’!
To create an ombre look, spray the very tip of the push pop and drag your hand to the left and away from the surface of the pop. Repeat this step, rotating the push pop until you’ve hit all sides. Allow the spray paint to dry for at least one hour before handling.
We used a gold paint pen to write a fun Fourth of July message. Make sure you allow the paint to dry completely before handling.
Trim the origami paper into half inch pieces. We used a mix of metallics and prints to create some enviable confetti.
Fill the push pops with confetti, alternating to create a layered look, or throw it all in and shake it up!
Leave these poppers as is or dress them up with festive ribbon.
Place these on your Fourth of July snack spread for your guests to pick up and set off at their leisure, or place them inside adult goodie bags to pop alongside Champagne when day turns to night!
Fun fact: Even the most somber adults find delight in throwing confetti. 100% true statement.
PSA: You’re bound to get confetti everywhere. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
We think the world is a better place covered in glitter anyway. Happy Independence Day!
What other glitter-fied projects are you working on? Show us by tagging us on Instagram + using the hashtag #iamcreative!
Production and Styling: Marianne Koo
Photography: Brittany Griffin