DIY: Confetti Slingshot

DIY confetti slingshot

Looking for a fun way to ring in the New Year? Or perhaps a unique way for your guests to shower the two of you as you exit your wedding? How about a playful confetti send off with these super cute confetti slingshots!? :) I love how unique + hip these are – and they are easy to customize for your wedding day. :) Big thanks to our newest DIY contributors, Going Lovely for this DIY!

DIY confetti slingshot

DIY confetti slingshot materials


Here’s what you’ll need to make one slingshot:
• Y shape deer antlers (you can also use a tree branch if you can’t find antlers)
• painter’s tape
• craft paint
• paint brushes
• hot glue gun and glue sticks
• thick rubber bands
• twine
• vinyl, leather, or fabric of your choice
• clear polyurethane
• scissors
• bag with confetti or filler of your choice (we love this eco-friendly confetti!)

DIY confetti slingshot step 1


Step 1: Choose your first color and begin painting the first layer. We found it easiest to start from the top and make your way down. Paint your first color (may need a couple of coats depending on how bright you want it) and make sure it’s fully dried before the next step.

DIY confetti slingshot step 2


Step 2: Use painter’s tape to mark off where you want the next color to start. We experimented with a couple different styles including chevron and horizontal stripes. You can do whatever your heart desires. Just be sure to let it fully dry to make sure the tape doesn’t pull off any paint from the first layer. Repeat with the colors of your choice until you’ve fully glammed up the slingshot base.

DIY confetti slingshot step 3


Step 3: Once you’re done painting your design, paint on one coat of clear polyurethane to seal the paint and prevent chipping. It also creates a nice shiny and polished surface.

DIY confetti slingshot step 4


Step 4: Cut the pouch of the slingshot out of leather, vinyl or fabric of your choice. Then, make one slit on both sides for the rubber bands to go through.

DIY confetti slingshot step 5


Step 5: Cut 2 rubber bands so that they are each one long piece. String one end through the slit and tie into a knot. Wrap and hot glue twine around the rubber band to create a clean and polished look. Repeat on the other end.

DIY confetti slingshot step 6


Step 6: Wrap the untied end of the rubber band to the sling shot base and tie into a knot. Wrap twine or yarn over the rubber band and secure with hot glue for some added pizzazz.

DIY confetti slingshot


Display your slingshot with a cute pouch full of glitter, rice, or filler of your choice. When ready to use, pour materials into your hand and sling away! We had so much fun with sparkly confetti and think this would be a great for a bride and groom send off or during the upcoming new years. Enjoy!

DIY confetti slingshot table setting

DIY confetti slingshot

DIY confetti slingshot


DIY created by Going Lovely exclusively for Green Wedding Shoes. Looking for a creative event design + coordination? Check out San Francisco based Going Lovely for your wedding day! Big thanks also to the talented Kirsten Julia for the photography.

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Comments

  1. oh my god this is such a good idea. even just cute to have these around the house!

  2. Brilliant and hilariouse! Now who can I find to make one for me hehehe great DIY : )

  3. so SO cute!! such a clever idea, now if only i were this crafty!! ;) great job, ladies… as always.

  4. What a great idea!! I’m so soon this! I Love everything these two come up with!

  5. Absolutely love this idea! Would love to attempt this for NYE party favors!

  6. What a fun idea! Super-cute!

  7. This is such an adorable idea!

  8. This is so cute! I love confetti for all occasions!

  9. LOVES IT! digging the color combo!

  10. Such an amazing idea! Love this.

  11. This is such a fun and creative idea. This would be great for a new year’s eve party or even a surprise birthday party for a close friend. Super inexpensive too. I would probably opt for the tree branches instead of antlers and then could even make the confetti leaf shaped! Love this project. Keep up the great work ladies!

  12. Absolutely love this idea! Love me some confetti!

  13. Thanks for the feature, we are so excited to be here!

  14. Going Lovely, this is so cute!!! This can be used for any occasion, even New Years!

  15. What a fun idea! Happy New Year ladies:)

  16. This is such a creative and cute idea! I love this idea for a wedding. It’s a great alternative to sparklers (though they are cute) that so many people have been doing. Love it!

  17. thanks for sharing ladies, super cute!

  18. These girls are amazing! They come up with the most creative ideas and I love their urban chic touch! Can’t wait to get married so they can plan mine!

  19. Love this DIY! Such a creative and fun idea. I will definitely be making some of these! Happy New Year!

  20. My son is engaged to be married next year. You girls have a great sense of fun and style. I’ll pass this along to them.

  21. What a unique, adorable idea to welcome in the new year! Such a creative, original use of antlers! Great idea ladies!

  22. Awesome idea, very creative and the slingshots look great – maybe will try and make some ready for the next wedding I attend – teehee x

  23. Brilliant!! I love this so much!

  24. I love this idea! It’s so simple for the host, but such a great way to get guests involved.

  25. What a great, fun & creative idea ! Love it !

  26. These are awesome! What a fun and creative idea!!

  27. Great article here, it seems that a DIY wedding is meaningful and full of fun, thank you for your inspiration!

  28. AWESOME! Love the idea of a confetti sling and they’re so easy to make as well! Definitely one of those fantastic “why didn’t I think of it” ideas!

  29. Where do you find antlers?? or a Y shaped branch ???

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