DIY Confetti Shooters


Confetti shooters make me happy! There is just something about a handful of confetti flying through the air that brings a smile to my face! DIY confetti shooters make it easy to give your friends a little surprise when celebrating a special moment. Just a take a deep breath and then give them one hard poof and you’ll have a shower of confetti!! Whoo-hooo! I think I’ll be making a few of these for Romeo’s first birthday. They would be perfect for guests to use right after we sing happy birthday. These are also great for weddings, for the farewell to the bride and groom. I made two types of confetti shooters. One is a simple chalkboard paper and the other is a clear tube that you can close with a cap, so you can customize the confetti (add smaller pieces and stars) since it won’t fall out.


The chalkboard one is easy. Just roll chalkboard paper to create a tube with about a 1/2″ opening. Then hot glue it to stay in place. The tube confetti shooter is made with plastic glitter tubes. Drill a small hole on the side without the cap and then stuff it with confetti. When it’s time to let out the surprise, remove the cap and give it a good poof and voila!
Using 3 inch strips of tissue paper, fold it back and forth and cut each folded side. You don’t want any folded edges. Then fold it in half again and cut down the middle. You’ll have little sheets of confetti.


 Slightly and loosely roll them and place in one side of the chalkboard tube. Push it just below the edge of the tube… It should look like the photo above. Don’t overstuff it or it won’t fly out. Using plastic glitter tubes, drill a hole in the bottom of the tube.


Stuff with small or large confetti. Since this one has a cap, you can fill it with whatever confetti you want and you don’t have to worry about it falling out.

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14 responses to DIY Confetti Shooters

  1. January 14, 2013

    what a fun idea! love this!

  2. January 14, 2013

    Love ideia! =)

  3. January 16, 2013

    What a fantastic idea for any celebration!

  4. Millicent
    June 11, 2014

    What a cute idea, thanks for showing it.

  5. Sophia
    October 24, 2014

    Yeah, what makes the confetti come out?

    1. Eden
      October 24, 2014

      Hi Sophia! It comes out when you blow on the other end… once you drill a small hole in the bottom of the plastic tube, that’s where you’ll give it a good blow and the confetti will shoot out from the main opening. You can see in the photo how I’m doing it. Hope that helps!

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