Sunday, December 30, 2012

Pop Into 2013!

Jen here with a fun little project to help make your New Year's festivities fun!  I love those candy poppers that they sell in the store but you don't have to shell out any moola for plain poppers.  You can make them with a few items from your house!

 I used an empty paper towel roll cut into 2-3 pieces, but individual toilet paper rolls work perfectly.  I just didn't have any on hand at the moment. You will also need half sheet of tissue paper.  I had lots of that left over from Christmas wrapping so I cut one in half and used one piece per popper.

 I used the One & Only Tape to hold one end of the tissue paper onto the tube.  Since it is double sided, it works great for this purpose. 

 Roll the tissue paper up and tape the end.  You are ready to make your embellishments now.

 Using a piece of metallic gold cardstock, I stamped a Card Label for each popper.  I used StazOn because the cardstock was glossy.   Cut out the label with scissors and then stamp some decorative pieces too.  I used the Steampunk stamps to add a top hat and watch in the black ink and cut them out.
 Next, I stamped Background Basics 2 onto white cardstock using Scrap Happy Glue and a dabber.  I covered the stamped area with You're So Fine glitter.  Add One & Only Tape to one end and wrap it around the tube. Tie the ends with some gold ribbon.

 Here are the cute top hat where I added glitter using Scrap Happy Glue in some areas on the image.  I love how the silver glitter looks against the gold paper.  I also stamped the year using the new release Remember The Moments stamp.  I just used the glue on each individual number and stamped it so that I could make 2013. 

 I added the Grandma's Doilies because I thought it looked like the Times Square ball!  I just glittered it and now I'm ready for the ball to drop!

 I hope you were inspired to make this fun project for New Year's dinner or a party favor!  I filled mine with chocolates and gum.  My kid's favorites!  I can't wait to ring in the New Year with them and I hope 2013 is the best year yet! 

Happy New Year everyone!

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'- Grandma's Doilies Remember the Moments, Card Labels, Background Basics 2Steampunk
Adhesive: The Rubber Cafe' -  Scrap Happy Glue & One and Only Tape
Embellishments: The Rubber Cafe' - You're So Fine Glitter in Silver Medal & Bronze Medal , May Arts ribbon
Other: Tissue Paper, Cardboard tube


Kristine Reynolds said...

Cute idea! Happy New Year!

Karen T said...

I love crackers or poppers! fun idea, Jen!