DIY Decorating Your Powder Cannon

Powder cannons are the highlight of the party, whether you’re hosting a gender reveal, birthday celebration, wedding, or holiday feast. A simple twist of the canister releases a festive pop of color into the air. I Love Sparkers’ powder cannons come in unmarked 2x16-inch canisters. There are no pyrotechnics in the compressed air deployment, and you can decorate them however you like.

Fire up your imagination with these ideas from I Love Sparklers.

Gender Reveal Powder Cannon

Decorate Your Gender Reveal Powder Cannon

There are many easy ways to decorate gender reveal powder cannons:

  • Try this rainbow-colored template from the Momtastic blog.
  • Tape wrapping paper around the canister to get a look matching your themed décor.
  • Use paint—either a combination of blue and pink or a neutral color like yellow.
  • Add a fun saying like “Little Mister or Little Sister?” or “He or she, what’ll you be?”
Wrapping Paper Around a Confetti Cannon

Decorate Your Birthday Powder Cannon

Hosting a small birthday party? Decorating supplies might include:

  • Wrapping or kraft paper
  • Tape, Elmers glue, hot glue, or glue dots
  • Tempera paint and paintbrushes
  • Sparkly pipe-cleaners
  • Ribbons
  • Stickers
  • Googly eyes
  • Pompoms, feathers, and felt pieces
  • Sequins, gems, and shaped metallic confetti

The approach is up to you--some hosts prefer to decorate ahead of time to greet guests with a crafty display, while others set out the supplies and invite guests to join in the customization fun as a party activity.

Wrapping paper for re wrapping cannons

Decorate Your Wedding Powder Cannon

You’ll want an elegant display at your wedding so that you can decorate with themes like:

  • “Black and white tie gala” with black and white striped or polka dot paper
  • “Garden party” with artificial flowers tied on using satin ribbon
  • “Starry night” with shiny black and gold or white and gold paper
  • Sayings like “Make a wish,” “Let’s celebrate,” or “You color my world.”

Many couples also weave their theme colors from the bridesmaid dresses and groom accents into their powder cannon display by wrapping the canisters in two different colors.

White powder cannon for wedding

How To Decorate Your Party Cannons from I Love Sparklers

Whether you choose to DIY your powder cannons or DIY your confetti cannons, your event will long be remembered for its fun creativity. I Love Sparklers has all the party accessories you need for a memorable event. Our confetti and powder cannons work using compressed air, so you can use them indoors or outdoors, and made with non-toxic, biodegradable fillers for easy, earth-friendly cleanup. We offer discounts on bulk orders and ship quickly from our warehouse in Magnolia, TX. Place your order or contact us if you have any questions about adding party cannons to your event.