All the fun sized drugstore candy is now in red and pink wrappers which can only mean one thing, Valentine’s Day is upon us! This year I wanted to send cards to friends I hadn’t seen for a while (and I am such a sucker for pink paper products). Since all the cards were boring and lacked that weird, ridiculous spark I’m known for, I made these party popper Valentine’s which I affectionately named – Heart Attacks (weird and ridiculous, remember?) The best thing is, all the parts are cheap and easy to customize, so you can make them into fun invitations, fill them with confetti in your school colors for an event, or in your wedding colors for guests to pop as you leave.
Disclaimer: This heart attack requires no aspirin regimen (it’s more of the awesome, dance break kind)
Full directions after the jump. Allons-y!
What you’ll need:
- Spring loaded party poppers – They come in packs of 12 here
- Card stock paper for the tops
- Paper labels (make on your computer or use paper cut to size)
Step 1: Pop that sucker! For easy clean up, pop them into a bag and discard the wrappers as well
Step 2: Lock back into place by removing the outer casing and the pieces fit together easily by pushing down and twisting the lock.
Step 3: Tape your special message to the top of the inner piece (otherwise it will shoot out and get lost in the confetti). Place the outer shell back on.
Step 5: Using one of the discarded lids, trace it out on heavyweight or card stock paper (pink zebra, anyone?). Secure with small pieces of tape on either side.
***If you want to test your popper to make sure the top comes off, now is the time.***
Step 6: Attach your own label. You can make these on the computer for a clean uniform look. For mine, I wanted them to have that love letter feel to them. For each one I put a quote about love or friendship (what’s Valentine’s day without a little corniness?)
So here it is, Valentine Card Popper a.k.a. the Heart Attack. Try it out and send a little excitement with your declaration of love.