What better way to ring in the new year than with a showering of colorful confetti, accompanied by a joyous cacophony of bangs and pops? Since I’m hosting a New Year’s Eve shindig this year, I’ve started planning early by making my own confetti party poppers. How surprised will my guests be when I pass these around for the countdown to 2014!

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Photography shot with the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 digital SLR camera. Small in size, enormous in performance.

You’ll need:

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Making your own confetti is super easy. Simply cut fringe into crepe paper and trim it to create tiny little squares. I like to add in store-bought gold star confetti for extra sparkle!

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To make the poppers, start by cutting the toilet paper roll in half.

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Cut the crepe paper or tissue paper into a 10″ x 7″ piece. It’s important that the paper you’re using is thin – otherwise, it will be hard to tear if it’s too thick! Place a cracker snap onto the crepe paper and tightly roll the paper around.

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Trim any excess crepe paper and seal it with 2 adhesive dots. Tie a ribbon around one end.

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Stuff confetti into the other end until the roll is full. Tie off the other end with ribbon.

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Fan out the ends and trim the ends of the cracker snap.

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Your confetti cracker snap is finished!

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Pull it apart forcefully and watch it go POP!!

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 (all images by HonestlyYUM)

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