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How to make: flower party popper favours

Learn how to make these ever-so-pretty party poppers for your tables.

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How to make: flower party popper favours
Make these pretty floral party poppers

Pile up these bright flower party poppers at the centre of your tables as decoration, then wait for guests to get popping! 

What you need:

  • Party poppers  
  • Black and yellow paper (1 sheet each, A4 size)  
  • Purple tissue paper (1 sheet, A4 size)  
  • Green floral tape  
  • Pen or pencil  
  • Scissors 
  • Fringing scissors (optional)  
  • Double-sided tape  
  • Download this flower template

Make it!
1. Using the circular end of a party popper as a template (the end opposite the string), trace and cut out circles of black paper.

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2. Cut a strip of tissue paper 4cm (1½in) wide and long enough to wrap twice around the circumference of the party popper. Use fringing scissors or normal scissors to fringe the strip widthways, cutting about two-thirds of the way through. Wrap the strip around the popper so that the fringing protrudes beyond the end, and secure with double-sided tape.

3. Using the petal template, cut out the flower petals from yellow paper.

4. Curl the petals individually by placing a pen or pencil across the top of each petal. Using your thumb and index finger, hold the pencil and petal together and lightly roll towards the centre.

5. Wrap the petals around the fringing on the party popper, securing with double-sided tape.

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6. Wrap floral tape around the rest of the party popper to cover it completely.

7. Use double-sided tape to stick the black circle of paper into the centre of the flower to cover the end of the popper.

This project is an extract from Paper Parties by Erin Hung (£16.99, published by Pavillion Books). Photographs by Charlotte Tolhurst and Lana Louw.  

 

 

 

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