Diy confetti drop

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Diy confetti drop
Create your own confetti drop for a party or wedding. (confetti image by Gunsel Yildirim from Fotolia.com)

Few things say party like confetti. Those little scraps deliver a big "wow" when released at just the right moment. Timing the confetti drop for an optimal effect is key. A confetti drop traditionally signals the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve, but a confetti rose petal drop can add a gracious and elegant touch to a wedding. A colourful and festive confetti drop at a birthday party will fascinate children of all ages.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Tissue paper confetti, rose petals, glitter, balloons
  • Scissors
  • Cloth net, 6 feet long and 5 feet wide
  • Yarn
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Ladder
  • Rope, 6 feet long
  • Cup hooks

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Cut tissue paper into small pieces of confetti and gather rose petals.

  2. 2

    Screw in cup hooks approximately 6 feet apart on the ceiling of a room.

  3. 3

    Attach loops of yarn to the corner edges of the cloth net with the needle and thread.

  4. 4

    Attach the rope to the net at the middle of one long edge with the needle and thread.

  5. 5

    Hang the net from the ceiling hammock-style, by placing the yarn loops over the cup hooks.

  6. 6

    Fill the hammock with confetti, rose petals, glitter and balloons.

  7. 7

    Pull the rope to release the confetti at the appropriate moment.

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