Are you looking for something fun to add to your Valentine’s Day party? I don’t have a lot of time to devote to crafting, so easy holiday crafts are a favorite of mine. These fun Valentine Party Poppers are very easy to make, fun to fill and the kids will love to help you make them (and POP them!)
My husband is English and Christmas dinner poppers are something that always were part of any holiday gathering when he was growing up. Since he loves it when I include them with Christmas dinner, I thought it would be fun to add them to our Valentine’s day celebration, too.
Check out my post for Tootsie Pop Flowers for another fun Valentine’s Day project.
These Valentine Party Poppers are so easy to make.
(This post contains affiliate links for your crafting experience.) Gather your supplies. These Valentine Party Poppers only need a few supplies.
- 1 long cardboard tube, cut into four pieces (a wrapping paper tube will do, or you could even use empty toilet paper roll.)
- Parchment paper
- Sewing machine (you could also use a needle if you don’t have one.)
- Pink scrapbook paper
- Small Valentine stickers
- Fillings for the Valentine party poppers (Conversation heart candy, stickers, Dollar Store crafts or whatever you would like that will fit into the tube.)
- Red and white Kitchen twine
- Glue stick, double sided tape, or glue dots to secure
Take a long piece of parchment paper, mark the center with a pencil and stitch down the middle of the paper on the pencil line with the sewing machine. This will help the parchment paper to pop in half more easily. I tried this two different ways:
- Perforating the paper with no thread in the needle
- Sewing with thread in the needle and then pulling out the thread to tear the paper slightly in the center of the parchment paper.
The poppers both pulled apart but #2 was easier. Since the scrapbook paper will cover the perforation line or torn paper, either will work. If you have kids puling them apart, option 2 will be easier for them.
Cut the parchment paper into four pieces, long enough to just go around the paper tube and wrap each tube with a piece of the paper with the stitching line in the center.
Tie one end of the parchment paper tightly and finish with a bow. Fill the tube with your surprises. I used a roll of Sixlets, some Conversation hearts, glitter stickers and small Dollar store Valentine’s Day Stickers. Kids would like little toys. Your gal friends might like some bath beads, scented tea bags or other items. The fillings are up to you.
Tie the other end of the tube closed. Cut a piece of pink scrapbook paper into four and wrap it around the center of the Valentine party poppers and secure with a glue stick, glue dot or double sided tape. Decorate the top side of the scrap book paper with some small Valentine’s Day Stickers.
That’s all there is to it. The whole project took me about 1/2 hour and was really fun to do. I can’t wait to add them to my dinner table as a surprise for Richard. We both love to trade conversation hearts during February and these poppers will be a fun extra!These Valentine Party Poppers will be so much fun to pop on Valentine’s Day. If your family has never tried them, they are in for a real treat!
For more fun Valentine’s day ideas, be sure to visit my Valentine’s Day DIY, Food and Decor board.
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