confetti shooters are my fave

January 16, 2012

Alright friends, today the amazing Sharon is visiting YAMF and sharing her stellar confetti shooters. This Monday is starting off awfully swell.

A good party should have confetti. But some of those cool confetti guns they sell at the markets can take out an eye. In an effort to save eyes, my own and my children’s, I decided to try to re purpose a mini push up container in to a one. I call them Confetti Push Ups.

For the last couple of years I have served Push Cakes at my parties.  The containers are so fun!  But I love to use things in new ways and knew that there were other things they could be used for.  For the Confetti Push Ups I used mini push up containers from Think Garnish.

Crafts are more fun with friends so I enlisted my trusty pal, Lauren, to help a sista out.  This craft is very easy to do and aside from the containers, you probably have all the supplies already.  Each one needs a mini push up container, a 3/4″ dowel cut to 1.5″ long, confetti (smallish in size), a small square of tissue paper and cute washi tape to secure it.

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Hot Glue the wooden dowel to the base of the push up container. Then put the stem back inside the holder.

Next, fill the small area above the wood dowel with confetti. Some small pieces will slide down next to the dowel, but large pieces won’t allow you to fit much and will cause a lackluster pop. Use your best confetti judgement.

Use a small square of tissue paper to cover the confetti and secure with washi tape. These are great because you can tailor make them to match any event.

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I tried these out at my son’s recent birthday party and the kids really loved them!

See more awesome from Sharon at Cupcakes and Cutlery.

images: first and last two photos taken by Dez and Tam, tutorial photos taken by Sharon


  • On January 16, 2012 , Mal @ The Chic Geek said:

    That is the most fantastic party idea!

  • On January 16, 2012 , Lauren Leach said:

    where do you get the push up containers?

  • On January 16, 2012 , Tara said:

    Brilliant party idea, as usual. Can’t wait to make them for my son’s future birthday parties!

  • On January 16, 2012 , Marie said:

    Super Cute! I love it! 🙂

  • On January 16, 2012 , Danielle said:

    To cute and great party favors. Love it.

  • On January 16, 2012 , Jenny @ Hank + Hunt said:

    This is amazing! What a great idea! I’m so going to make these!

  • On January 16, 2012 , Liz Stanley said:

    Ooh love these!!

  • On January 16, 2012 , Carrie R said:

    SUPER fun!!!

  • On January 16, 2012 , lyndsey said:

    what a fun idea! sharon & lauren are the best 🙂

  • On January 16, 2012 , Rebecca - A Daily Something said:

    Oh Wow. These look fantastic, and SO MUCH fun!

  • On January 16, 2012 , cait said:

    Love this idea! Would be fun for a wedding to arm everyone with confetti shooters instead of rice/bubbles!!

  • On January 16, 2012 , Vanessa said:

    Great idea! I love anything confetti/glitter related!

  • On January 16, 2012 , Tori said:

    Super creative — love it Sharon!!

  • On January 16, 2012 , Colleen / Inspired to Share said:

    Wow, I love this!!!!

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  • On January 17, 2012 , Gloria said:

    This looks like so much fun (and totally worth the cleanup afterwards)!

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  • On January 17, 2012 , Jessie said:

    Makes me mad I didn’t think of this!! They’re fantastic!

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  • On January 17, 2012 , Hillary said:

    I’m confused – how do they actually “pop?” From the wood breaking through the washi tape?

  • On January 17, 2012 , Lena said:

    This is ridiculously amazing. I need to throw a party/excuse to make these.

  • On January 17, 2012 , lexi said:

    These are too cute + definitely much more kid-friendly, though I think they’d be a hit at a grown-up party as well!
    ♡ Lexi
    FASHION: Glitter & Pearls
    WEDDINGS: Glitter Weddings

  • On January 18, 2012 , FestivePartyGirl said:

    These are so cool! I bet the kids LOVED them. I just made party poppers for a holiday party and these remind me of them. They are so fun!

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    These look like fun!!!!

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    Melanie! These are totally adorbs! I love the push cakes, but I think the confetti poppers are fantastic- how great would these be at your shower?!

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    This is precious!

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