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3 DIY New Year's Eve party favors

Dec. 9, 2009, 9:13 p.m.
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Project one: Holiday 'poppers'

Fried food, the Beatles, the postal system ... all good imports from across the pond. Here's another British import: holiday poppers or crackers. While the ones we make won't have that explosive pop, their festive, iconic shape is a fun way to package candies to send home with guests as party favors. This is a great way to reuse old wrapping paper, gift ribbons and cardboard tubes from spent paper rolls. And as the British would say, "That's just brill!"

Tools

• Scissors

• Tape

Materials

• Used wrapping paper or tissue paper (don't worry if it's wrinkled)

• Used cardboard wrapping paper tubes

• Used ribbon

• Candy