Whether you are celebrating an upcoming holiday, birthday or baby shower, you’ll want to plan the essential party supplies and games ahead of time. In addition to delicious sweet treats and creative drinks, you’ll want to also include fun decorations that double as activities for your guests.

That’s why we have created a step-by-step guide and printables to making fun DIY confetti poppers for your next event. They are a fan favorite at every party and can also be used as the perfect photo booth prop! Read below for a tutorial on how to create DIY confetti poppers and cute printables for any event.

How to Make DIY Confetti Poppers

In order to make your perfect DIY confetti poppers, you’ll need a few basic materials and our printables. Read below on how to construct your confetti poppers.


For the popper:

  • Scissors
  • 9” balloons
  • Empty paper tubes (toilet paper rolls)
  • Packing Tape
  • Printable labels

For the confetti:

  • Metallic tissue paper
  • Glitter, stickers, pretty paper, etc.
  • Fringe scissors


  1. Knot your balloon, then cut off the tip. Stretch the balloon tightly around your toilet paper tube and secure with a piece of packing tape.
  2. Cut out your printable label and secure with tape around the tube. Add additional glitter or stickers if desired.
  3. To DIY your own confetti, take your fringe scissors and cut your metallic tissue paper and any additional paper you prefer to be made into confetti. We suggest making 3 tablespoons of confetti per tube.
  4. Add the confetti to the tube. You may need to use a rolled piece of paper as a funnel to guide your confetti into the tube.
  5. Cover the top of the confetti popper with a thin layer of tissue paper and tape. Then instruct guests to take off right before popping.
  6. To launch your confetti popper, pull down on the bottom knot of the balloon and let go. The confetti should shoot up in the air with a pop!


New Years Confetti Poppers

It’s New Years Eve! And it’s the last night you have with friends and family before the new year begins. These confetti poppers are perfect for celebrating right as the clock strikes 12. From glittery fun to kid-friendly sayings, get ready for a fantastic NYE party with these printable labels.

Recommended Confetti Colors:

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Black
  • Fuschia


Wedding Confetti Poppers

What’s a budget-friendly, simple wedding prop for guests to enjoy? Wedding confetti poppers! Loaded with confetti or dried flowers, they’re the perfect accessory for guests to pop when you walk down the aisle or while you’re having a blast on the reception dance floor.

Recommended Confetti Colors:

  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Light pink
  • White

Gender Reveal Confetti Poppers

Whether you already know the gender of your baby-to-be and want to surprise your loved ones, or have no idea, these gender reveal confetti poppers are a fun way to celebrate! If you know the gender, create these DIY poppers for your guests, filled with blue or pink tissue paper. If you are anxiously awaiting, have a close loved one who knows the results fill the poppers and get the camera ready. Once you pop them in front of friends and family, they’ll be able to see your excited expressions and you can cherish a photo that will last a lifetime!


Recommended Confetti Colors:

  • Blue (for boy)
  • Pink (for girl)


Birthday Confetti Poppers

Your birthday is around the corner! Make it extra special with these birthday confetti poppers. DIY these poppers a few days before your party, then place in a basket for guests to pull from. Try blasting your poppers after guests sing the “Happy Birthday” song. It’s a celebration that you’ve made it another year and are craftier than ever!

Recommended Confetti Colors:

  • Rainbow
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Green


No matter the event, these confetti poppers are a simple and easy way to make your celebration pop! They also work as excellent party favors that guests can take home. Taking these confetti poppers to a party? Pick up a wedding or baby shower gift beforehand so you’ll be ready to go the day of the celebration.


Share your DIY confetti poppers on social and tag us @pcgifts! We’d love to see what you create.