New Years Resolution DIY Party Cracker

on December 23, 2016

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Does anyone else have a hard time setting New Years Resolutions? I do. There’s the usual ones like lose weight, be healthy, exercise, whatever. But I feel like those are overdone and let’s be honest here… how many times have you actually kept your resolution?

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So this year, I’m taking a different route to deciding my New Years Resolution by creating and having some sparkly fun with a New Years Resolution DIY Party Cracker. The best part is, all of your friends can get in on the fun during the NYE festivities.

New Years Resolution DIY Party Cracker
Cost: $10 or less for lots
Time: 10 minutes or less
Fun level: Glitter. Thats all you need to know.

Have fun setting your New Years Resolutions this year with a DIY party cracker! - New Years Eve | Party Popper | confetti popper - Do It Your Freaking Self

What you’ll need:
Empty toilet paper rolls
Craft Knife
Tissue paper
Confetti
Ribbon
Scissors
This New Years Resolution printable

Have fun setting your New Years Resolutions this year with a DIY party cracker! - New Years Eve | Party Popper | confetti popper - Do It Your Freaking Self

1. Print and cut your printable resolutions. I saved these as a .doc file in case you want to add or change them.

Have fun setting your New Years Resolutions this year with a DIY party cracker! - New Years Eve | Party Popper | confetti popper - Do It Your Freaking Self

2. Grab your empty toilet paper roll, because ya’ll know I save those things like a crazy person. If you want proof you can ask my roommate. Cut through the center of the toilet paper roll the entire way around, leaving 1/4 inch connected area.

Have fun setting your New Years Resolutions this year with a DIY party cracker! - New Years Eve | Party Popper | confetti popper - Do It Your Freaking Self

2. Stuff a small amount of tissue paper in the sides of the roll to seal in the confetti.

Have fun setting your New Years Resolutions this year with a DIY party cracker! - New Years Eve | Party Popper | confetti popper - Do It Your Freaking Self

3. Pour confetti into the insides of the cut paper roll. Place a folded up New Years Resolution strip in and very carefully set aside…. because glitter and confetti is the STD of the craft world and once that stuff spills, you’re never going to get it out.

Have fun setting your New Years Resolutions this year with a DIY party cracker! - New Years Eve | Party Popper | confetti popper - Do It Your Freaking Self

4. Cut a 7.5″ x  10″ piece of tissue paper (I just took a big piece and cut it into 4ths) and gently place the confetti tube in the center. Gently and tightly roll the confetti roll up in the tissue paper.

Have fun setting your New Years Resolutions this year with a DIY party cracker! - New Years Eve | Party Popper | confetti popper - Do It Your Freaking Self

5. Secure the edges with a lenght of ribbon. I used curling ribbon but didn’t curl it because I’m a rebel like that… or something.

6. Break over a friends head! Maybe? I dunno, just open it up and find out your New Years Resolution!

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9 Comments

  • Reply Julie

    These are fun! Here in the UK we always have crackers for Christmas, to be honest I thought the rest of the world didn’t even know what they are! We can get the snaps in craft shops, a long strip that you can put inside so when you pull them apart you get a very tiny explosion which is fun too. We have a tradition of terrible jokes inside but I love the resolution idea.
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    December 27, 2016 at 4:45 am
    • Reply Chelsea

      Honestly, the only reason I know about them is Harry Potter and Doctor Who. The snaps sound so exciting!!

      December 27, 2016 at 11:06 am
  • Reply How to make New Years Resolution party crackers – Recycled Crafts

    […] This project features two of my favorite things- New Years Resolutions and party crackers- which makes them the perfect recycled craft for a New Years Eve party. Pop (yup pun intended) over to the link Chelsea sent in to the blog Do It Your Freaking Self for the tutorial on how to make a recycled tp tube New Years Resolution party cracker. […]

    December 27, 2016 at 6:52 am
  • Reply Ashley @ Sweetpea Lifestyle

    I love this!!! We used store-bought crackers for Christmas, and while fun… They were SO lame!! I got NAIL CLIPPERS in mine……. Thanks for this great tutorial, can’t wait to make my own!

    December 30, 2016 at 8:24 am
    • Reply Chelsea

      Nail clippers? Seriously? What a bummer! Can’t wait to see what you make!

      December 30, 2016 at 8:41 pm
  • Reply Amy

    These look like so much fun. What a good idea. Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friday link party. Have a Happy New Year!

    December 30, 2016 at 7:08 pm
  • Reply Liz W.

    Oh goodness, this looks awesome! Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

    January 3, 2017 at 4:32 pm
  • Reply Jodie

    Hi Chelsea. Thanks for sharing your tutorial. This is a great idea to help celebrate New Year’s Eve. Our readers will enjoy it. I’ve included your post in our latest Top 10 In Craft NYE roundup on Crafty Like Granny dot com Cheers Jodie 🙂
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    December 3, 2018 at 1:04 am
    • Reply Chelsea

      Thanks so much for sharing! Its probably one of my favorite things to do on NYE – well, aside from the glitter clean up 🙂

      December 3, 2018 at 3:41 pm

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