Party poppers are typically found at New Year’s Eve parties, but dressing them as flowers certainly gives them a summery look. Oh-so-pretty in bright colours, these poppers double as party decorations and are great fun for guests to pop at festive moments.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Makes 4 poppers
You will need:
- Party poppers (4 poppers)
- Black and yellow paper (1 sheet each, A4 size)
- Purple tissue paper (1 sheet, A4 size)
- Green floral tape
- Pen or pencil
- Fringing scissors (optional)
- Double-sided tape
If you love confetti and flowers as much as I do, then you need to try these flower poppers now. I like to put a pile in the centre of the table as décor, and then get everyone to pop them later to celebrate.
- Using the circular end of a party popper as a template (the end opposite the string), trace and cut out circles of black paper.
- 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.
- Using the petal template (see page 182), cut out the flower petals from yellow paper.
- Curl the petals individually by placing a pen or pencil across the top of each petal, as shown opposite. Using your thumb and index finger, hold the pencil and petal together and lightly roll towards the centre.
- Wrap the petals around the fringing on the party popper, securing with double-sided tape.
- Wrap floral tape around the rest of the party popper to cover it completely.
- Use double-sided tape to stick the black circle of paper into the centre of the flower to cover the end of the popper.
Paper Parties by Erin Hung (Pavilion, £16.99) Photography © Charlotte Tolhurst and Lana Louw.