Wednesday, June 17, 2009

4th of July Craft

What are you doing for the 4th of July? Are you the host of this year's 4th of July celebration? Since we live on the lake we always host the 4th of July celebration. In past years my brother, sister-in-law and their 2 kids would come here from TN to celebrate with our family. Well now my brother's kids have grown up and both moved to California so our small family functions are even smaller. Hopefully my brother & sister-in-law can still come out to celebrate with us and play on the lake....but if not we will still make it a special day for our 2 daughters.

So to make the day special I always decorate in the traditional red, white, and blue theme. I like to add new decor every year to change things up a bit. I think this year I will make some firecrackers....don't worry, I mean firecracker favors!

Whoever is here will get a bang out of these "firecracker" favors, which can be filled with sparklers or candy. Wrap paper towel tubes with crepe paper; add favor, then hot-glue a cardboard circle to the tube's bottom. Insert a pipe cleaner "wick" and tie off. Print the Victorian postcard images shown here

Start saving your toilet paper cardboard rolls and papertowel rolls and then have fun making firecracker favors for your 4th of July celebration...there sure to be a hit or should I say Bang!



Darlene said...

Those firecrackers are too CUTE!! I think I am going to have to try to make some!

ellen b said...

Oh what fun these would be to make! I think (not being very crafty) :0)
I love the 3 tiered flower arrangement thingee too. Fabulous...

Anonymous said...

Great idea...too cute !!!

I hope your brother and sil come to the lake.

Have a nice week-end,
Kathy :)

Michelle said...

I LOVE love the tiered flowers! They are beautiful!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Great idea for the firecrackers, and I love your flowers. Thanks for linking your post to REINVENTED, please remember to link back to REINVENTED in your post! :) Enjoy your holiday weekend.

Jane said...

Love the flowers and the firecrackers! Great ideas!

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