Theresa's Mixed Nuts: DIY! New Year's TP Firecracker Treat Holders

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

DIY! New Year's TP Firecracker Treat Holders

At midnight on New Year's Day, I hear a lot of my neighbors setting of fireworks. I am too cheap and lazy to stand out in the cold setting them off myself, but I thought my kids would get a kick out of making these "firecracker" candy holders to tear into on New Year's. They are super easy to put together because they are made with items you probably already have laying around the house.


All you need is empty toilet paper rolls, scrapbook paper, tissue paper, ribbon and candy. 


Start by cutting a sheet of tissue paper in half. It will now be the perfect length to overlap on the tp roll. Wrap it around the roll, cutting it where the ends meet. Tape to secure. Tie one end of the tissue paper closed with ribbon. Fill toilet paper roll with candy. Secure other end with additional ribbon. Tape colorful scrapbook paper around the roll, and Voila! Cheap and easy firecrackers for New Year's celebrations!

 

These would also work great for July 4th crafting too!

Do you light fireworks for New Year's?


38 comments:

  1. Another great use for these! I have many ideas pinned and this is another winner. Great idea to fill with candy and maybe add some glitter on the outside.

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  2. They sound easy enough to do, who knew tp rolls were so useful, I guess you haha

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    1. I never knew that they could be so easy to make. They are so pretty and perfect for the holidays.

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  3. I'd probably use kitchen paper towel roll instead of the toilet paper one :)

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  4. This is awesome! I really need to try making these. We love having these for special occasions :)

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  5. These are so pretty and festive. I've always wanted to know how to make these.

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  6. These are very cute. I do no light fireworks on NYE, but here in Miami, we can hear that many folks do...LOL!

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  7. That is fun! I like these better than fireworks for sure.

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  8. What a flippin' cute idea. I know for a fact that my boys would love those. I am going to have to put on my crafty pants and make them some.

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  9. What a great idea, I would love to do this if we had a New Years party to go to or host with the kids.

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  10. That's very clever! And it means you can put in something better than just the paper crown and lame joke that I usually get in my crackers :P

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  11. What a lovely little idea! We don't do fireworks at all here, sadly my dog is just to scared of them :(

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  12. I definitely think this is a MUCH better (and safer) way to herald the New Year!! They really seem to be easy to make and would be great for a party for any occasion.

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  13. Nope, no fireworks here on New Year's Eve. Too cold outside! We are celebrating at a local hotel, should be a good time!

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  14. I've always loved the New Year's crackers! We don't light fireworks for NYE but a lot of our neighbors do.

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  15. I do love this idea. So easy to customize!

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  16. This is such a great idea! Very cute and creative, I love it! Perfect for NYE! My kids would love it! -Jeanine

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  17. These are cute! We did the store bought crackers this year. Great DIY.

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  18. I live in the city limits. They don't let you have them any time of year.

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  19. I will have to do this next year I love this idea. Especially the DYI crackers. How adorable.

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  20. Oh how fun! That makes it so fun for the kids. Amber N

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  21. I think the kids and I will make these tonight! It would make the cold day go by and give us entertainment at night. Plus they are so adorable!

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  22. My kids would love it if I did something like this. What a crafty idea!

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  23. I don't do them, but know plenty that do. I like this kid friendly alternative.

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  24. I have extra empty toilet paper rolls and I think I'm going to do this for the kids today! Sounds like such a fun idea!

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  25. You're not cheap and lazy... You're just sensible. Love your "firecracker" candy holders! Now, what kind of candy do you recommend on New Year's Eve?

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    1. Any candy is good candy, so I recommend it all ;) We usually stick to gummy candies on New Years though. We like to get a big container and sit around munching on them while playing board games. Happy New Year, Blue!

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  26. We have a giant bag of toilet and paper towel rolls for craft projects. These are cute and could be used for a variety of holidays.

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  27. I have always wanted to make these myself. I love the christmas cracker traditions but these are so fun.

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  28. Oh those are so cute! I think I might have to make some with my daughter tomorrow! And yes we shoot off fireworks every year!

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  29. We forgot to get the firecrackers this year infact were just keepign things simple around here and relaxing.

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  30. love it! surely become a hit in my house for Bo et Obi...TFS theresaaaa...

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  31. I do like those - a friend wanted them for a wedding shower - We also used paper towel rolls and cut them in thirds. If not we'd never have met the scheduled day... hahaha.

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  32. These are ADORABLE! Maybe next year when we make it past 11! :-)

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  33. These are super cute and creative! I love them :)

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  34. These are cute. We had fireworks going off like crazy here too, but I was just thinking the people were crazy to be outside. It's cold out there. ;) Happy New Year to you!

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  35. This is seriously way too cute!! Both my Hubs and I were getting over the flu, so we ended up going to sleep at 9 PM. Whooo Hooo... we were a ton of fun.

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  36. That is such a cute idea! I love it. I will have to make these with my girls!

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