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{new year’s eve party poppers}

As some of you may know, Wednesday’s is my mom’s and my craft day. If we find the time, we get together to brainstorm about new project ideas, chat, drink tea and create.
Just in time for New Year’s we made some party poppers to give away to friends and family.

What you’ll need:

  • parchment paper
  • packing paper
  • paper tubes (paper towel/toilet paper roll or empty wrapping paper tube)
  • twine
  • stencils
  • scissors
  • tape
  • sewing machine
  • candy and/or other goodies

How to:

  1. Cut the paper tubes into evenly long pieces.
  2. Cut the tube pieces in half.
  3. Cut the parchment paper to size and perforate in the middle with a sewing machine. (to help the popper pop in half easier)
  4. Roll the tubes up in the parchment paper and tie on side shut with the twine.
  5. Fill the tubes with goodies. We filled them with chocolate, little golden paper stars and tea bags (as a symbolic wish for the new year; the names are loving, harmony, ..).
  6. Tie the other side shut with twine.
  7. Print or write the year on a piece of packing paper (it needs to be long enough to tie around the tube once) and decorate with stamps or other things.
  8. Attach the banderole around the tube.

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you’ll have fun celebrating the upcoming year and that it’ll be filled with joy, love and happiness! Hugs to you!


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    Friday December 30th, 2011 at 09:38 PM

    Very pretty! Happy New year!

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    Saturday December 31st, 2011 at 12:13 AM

    Love this idea. They look great. Happy New Year!

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    Saturday December 31st, 2011 at 12:46 AM

    hey girl!!! they are awesome:) have a happy new year:

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    Saturday December 31st, 2011 at 01:22 AM

    Love how the turned out. Thanks for sharing the tutorial on how to make them :)

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    Saturday December 31st, 2011 at 04:57 AM

    These are so pretty. Please come share these at my link party, Fabulous Friday!

    Have a wonderful New Year!

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    Saturday December 31st, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Such a cute idea and also a different take on the christmas crackers from the UK! definitely a great homemade party favour! Happy New Year

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    Karen @ Feral Turtle
    Saturday December 31st, 2011 at 03:41 PM

    Happy New Years to you and your family. I am very excited to see what’s up your sleeve for 2012. Thanks for sharing your great ideas and wisdom. Cheers!

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    Kristal Leaver
    Saturday December 31st, 2011 at 07:30 PM

    So wish I had seen these sooner! These are beautiful, thanks for sharing!


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    Jan @SouthernJunkin'
    Monday January 2nd, 2012 at 10:48 PM

    So cute and fun for all ages! Visiting from Sunday’s Best!!

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    Monday January 2nd, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    Great New year poppers — and I love what you filled them with too!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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    Wednesday January 4th, 2012 at 12:06 AM

    They are wonderful!! I love them and saw them on craftgawker ;)

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    Thursday January 5th, 2012 at 10:46 PM

    wow, so cute, and I see they were on craftgawker, pretty impressive. Vanessa you are always so creative and this is no exception. Where ever do you and you Mom get you ideas from? I know no sharing (ha,ha). I’ve envious of your craft time with your Mom, I so miss our time together since she’s passed. she taught me to sew, knit, etc. Cherish your time together! Thanks for sharing over at Sunday’s Best.

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    Friday January 6th, 2012 at 04:34 AM

    I absolutely ADORE this.. SOOO cute.. Very creative.. THANKS SO MUCH for linking via Pin’Inspirational Thursday today.. This ROCKS and its one of my fav’s of the day.. Thanks again.. Wishing you an amazing evening.. xoxo.. Marilyn…

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    Lindsi B
    Friday January 6th, 2012 at 05:59 PM

    This is fabulous! Would you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays?

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    Monday January 9th, 2012 at 03:58 AM

    Those are awesome! Thanks for sharing at the Tuesday To Do Party!

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    Wednesday July 23rd, 2014 at 05:46 PM

    Parchment paper, as in the one we buy in long boxes (roll inside) and use for baking? LOVE your idea!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Thursday July 24th, 2014 at 08:57 PM

      Emilia, that’s exactly what I used for this project. ;)
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment!
      XO! Vanessa

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        Thursday July 24th, 2014 at 09:08 PM

        Thanks so much, Vanessa. I plan to make it for my next “lunch with the girls” and put a small medallion I make inside. Let’s see how it works. Thanks for the inspiration!

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