Is there a better way to start the new year than with a massive confetti cannon blast? You guys know I tend to be picky about my stores, but sometimes I find a deal like mini-pies or confetti cannons that I cannot resist.
These confetti cannons are not only crazy cheap, they also make an amazing showing at any celebration. We used them for our recent family photos, for the twins birthday party, and of course we set one off at midnight on NYE – in our living room!
While buying the store out of them last month I found myself wishing is that the confetti cannons were designed better, which I quickly realized could be fixed with wrapping paper and a few pieces of tape!
To update the confetti cannons to a sufficient festive design style I started with a couple different layers of wrapping paper. Wrap just like you would a present, covering the outside but leaving the foil top of the cannon un-covered. The double wrapping paper will allow the larger portion to stay in place while the small twist area gets removed. I adore how they look lined up in a basket waiting to be shot.
Just to be fair warned, these confetti cannons are no joke. They make a pretty huge blast – which is super fun for a party! And they shoot a lot of confetti. I mean… A LOT of confetti! Everywhere. I was surprised myself how massive the blast was and how much confetti filled the room after letting just two of these bad boys off.
Shooting off the confetti cannons is simple – they work a bit like a biscuit can. Twist off the small portion of the wrapping paper, then move your hands in opposite directions. Make sure not to point the cannons at anyone, anything glass, anything at all except the sky or ceiling above. Be ready for a shower of confetti to descend on your celebration.
Confetti is always a good idea in my book – and I just love how festive and fabulous these cannons are at shooting it out. They’re a fun element to add to your party that guests will really remember. I got numerous friends commenting on what a cool mom I was to allow this kind of mess in our home. How I see it, some messes are totally worth it!
(Photography © A Subtle Revelry by Erin Holland).