Hello there! It’s Katie from The Casual Craftlete blog. Have you started thinking about ideas for Valentine’s day yet? Well, today I am sharing some fun Valentine Poppers. You can fill these cute poppers with lots of little goodies, confetti and they even making a popping noise! They are simple to assemble and take around 5 to 10 minutes to make.
Valentine’s Day is probably my favorite holiday of the year. I love all the pretty red and pink colors, flowers, hearts, chocolate and cute gifts. I had such a fun time making these poppers for my daughter. She is going to be so surprised to open them on February 14.
Here are the materials I used to make the Valentine Poppers:
- Toilet paper tubes
- Cracker snaps
- Tissue paper
- Scrapbook paper
- Curling ribbon
- Small goodies
Here is how I assemble the Valentine Poppers:
First I started by cutting a toilet paper tube in half. Next, I took one cracker snap and taped it inside the tube. Place the middle of the cracker snap where the popper is over the middle of the cut of tube. I bought the cracker snaps here.
Here is what the inside of the tube should look like. Cutting the toilet paper tube makes it easier to break open the popper.
Roll the tube in a piece of tissue paper. I taped both the start and end of the tissue paper to the tube, just to secure the paper in place. Then I cut the end of the cracker snaps with scissors. You don’t want to see the ends poking out.
Next, just tie one end of tissue paper using curling ribbon. I ran my scissors over the back of the ribbon, just to make it even curlier.
You want to wait to tie both ends because you need to fill the popper.
There are some of the goodies I used to fill the tube: Chocolate coins, ice cream rubber erasers, pen, and Hershey Kisses chapstick. I bought the erasers at Target. I purchased everything else from Party City.
I also added some confetti to the tube, which I made myself by using two different kinds of paper punches.
The last step is to cut a piece of scrapbook paper to place over the tissue paper. I used a clear adhesive tape on the inside of the scrapbook paper. This way you don’t see any tape and everything looks nice and pretty.
Here is the finished popper. Just tear the tube in half and wait for a loud “pop” sound. Then all the goodies and confetti come falling out.
Share these Valentine Poppers with your friends, family or someone looking for a “popping” good time.
Hope you all have a lovely Valentine’s Day!
Thank you for letting me share!!