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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Confetti Straws | Family Economics

By Tori Tait

            

Add a festive and fun element to your next party or celebration with these DIY confetti straws! I always seem to have a bunch of left-over striped, paper straws lying around after parties. I was looking for a way to repurpose them when the idea of a confetti straw came to mind. They are really easy to make and super fun for celebrating events of all sizes. 

First, gather a few paper straws you might have lying around.

paper straws

Next, pinch one end so that it is creased and folds over. This will ensure your confetti remains in the straw once you begin to fill it.

filling straws

Then, fill the non-creased end of the straw with small confetti. You can make your own using a small hole-puncher and some scrap paper.

curled ends keep confetti inside 

Once filled, pinch and roll up the end of the straw so that the confetti stays inside and you have a look of a party blower. When you’re ready to celebrate, simple unroll the curled end, un-pinch the opposite end and blow into the straw to release all of the confetti!

Please note this activity is suggested for adults only. For children, please have them empty out the confetti contents into the palms of their hands instead of blowing into the straws.

For additional DIY party creations, check out this post.

How have you repurposed items around your home to add some flare to your celebrations? I’d love to hear your ideas in the comments section below!

Photos courtesy of Tori Tait.

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