Pinterest Party: New Year's Party Poppers

Pinterest Party: New Year's Party Poppers
Posted at 8:00 AM, Dec 30, 2015
and last updated 2016-07-04 07:47:03-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- Every New Year's ball drop needs some confetti!

Ali White, artistic director of  the Firehouse Gallery, joined us on WTXL Sunrise to help us create our own party poppers. 

White says this simple design is an easy way to get kids involved in the party process.

This DIY craft also uses many leftover decorations from Christmas wrapping and other household items.

Here's White's directions:

You'll need:

Tissue paper

Cardboard tubes (like from toilet paper, paper towels or a wrapping paper roll) 

Toilet paper tubes

Tape, string or ribbon

Cracker snappers (available at most craft stores or online; this is what gives the popper the loud bang)

Candy or confetti

Cut the cardboard tube nearly in half, then lightly tape it closed. Wrap the tube in your favorite tissue or wrapping paper, and tape closed. Add the cracker snapper; one per popper is should be enough. Twist one end of the tissue paper and tape together; you can also tie it with ribbon. Pour in your confetti, then tie off the other end. Trim the excess cracker snapper sticking out of either ends. Decorate and enjoy!

Check out the video to watch the party poppers in action!

Each month, the Firehouse Gallery hosts "So-So Van Gogh." It's a painting class for all skill levels. Cost is $35, which includes  canvas, paint, all supplies and wine & other refreshments. To sign up, click here.

Remember you can catch Pinterest Party every Wednesday morning on WTXL Sunrise. Also check us out on Pinterest for even more inspiration!