The party theme continues from last week (don’t miss Patty Schaffer’s cutest-ever Cupcake Birthday Card) and we’re making colorful, confetti party decorations. Once you hang up this Confetti Wreath and display the Confetti Cones, you are ready to party! These are easy party decorations to DIY, so give them a try! (I’m honored that these party crafts first appeared in the summer issue of Craft Ideas magazine – more on that later.)
To make the Confetti Wreath and Confetti Cones, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam:
- Cones, 12” x 4” and 9” x 4”
- Wreath, 12” x 2”
- Glittered balls, 1-1/2” dia., two pink and one purple
- Multicolor, Mexican Confetti*
- Ultra-fine, iridescent glitter
- Purchased bow
- Chenille stem
- Mod Podge
- Low-temp glue gun
- Tools needed: Old newspaper; wax paper; stiff bristle paintbrush; wooden skewer or chopstick.
*I purchased a 12-ouce bag of multicolor, Mexican Confetti on Amazon (free shipping!) and have more than ½ bag leftover.
To make the Confetti Wreath:
1. Brush Mod Podge onto the inside edge of the wreath, and sprinkle with confetti. In bare areas, pat down confetti, and sprinkle again.
2. Brush Mod Podge onto the outside edge of the wreath, and following Step 1, sprinkle with confetti.
3. Brush Mod Podge on the front of the wreath, and sprinkle with confetti. If you see any bare areas, add more confetti.
4. Lightly sprinkle all over with iridescent glitter.
5. When dry, glue bow to the center of the wreath. Glue glittered ball to the center of the bow.
6. Twist together ends of a 4” length of chenille stem, forming a loop. Insert and glue the loop into the back of the wreath to use as a hanger.
To make the Confetti Cones:
1. Insert a wood skewer or chopstick into the bottom of a cone of STYROFOAM Brand Foam to use as a handle.
2. Brush Mod Podge onto the cone, and while wet, sprinkle cone with confetti. Pat down confetti, and sprinkle more onto the cone. Lightly sprinkle with iridescent glitter. When cone is covered, carefully remove the handle, and place cone on a piece of wax paper to dry.
3. Repeat with second cone.
4. When dry, glue glittered balls to the top of each cone.
On another note, it’s not all about celebrating today. I was dismayed to learn that the summer issue of Craft Ideas would be the last one. Through the years, I’ve worked with many talented, creative and inspiring editors at Craft Ideas (and back when it was Crafts ‘n things and Pack-‘o-Fun magazines, too). I’m saddened to see the magazine disappear and these hardworking editors move on to new opportunities. I wish them well!
I with you a wonderful holiday weekend and very happy July 4th. My Tuesday post falls on July 4th, so I won’t see you again until next Friday. Enjoy the parades, parties and cook outs, and the friends and family you share it with. And do tell me if you’ve crafted up anything patriotic for your festivities.