Sunday, June 28, 2015


Every now and again I'll go through my archives and rediscover a few projects worth reposting.
 Especially for new friends who may have missed the post it's first time around.  

Let's get crackin'
Party Favor!

We'll be using toilet or paper towel rolls.
Cut the paper towel rolls in half, matching the length of the toilet rolls.
You'll need three or four strips of (2 1/2-3 inch wide) patriotic themed (wired) ribbon or scrap booking paper.
Starting at the bottom, glue ribbon around roll leaving a smidge of over lap to conceal the raw edge.

Tuck raw edge in.

Wrap and hot glue second strip, continuing to tuck in raw edges.

        Glue last strip leaving a large overlap.

Tie a bundle of patriotic tinsel trimmings together.
For a spiral effect... I wrapped a few strands of wire tinsel around a pencil.

Slip tinsel bundle into the firecracker opening, tie securely with (patriotic themed)                    ribbon or bakers twine.

Turn the bottom over and fill with goodies,
candies, confetti, poppers, etc.

To close the bottom opening glue a strip of                    fabric then trim off the excess.
        The weight of the contents will allow                the firecrackers to stand on there own.

Patriotic Fan Embellishment
1. Cut the pleats from a cupcake liner.
2. Sew a gathering stitch along the top of the pleat.
3. Draw thread in until a round fan is formed, tie knot and glue closed.
Star fans coordinate with the vintage postcard.  


I sprayed painted wood stars and used them as bases for my firecrackers.

Here are a few images that can be used as scrap booking paper and vintage postcards for this project.

Vintage postcards

I hope you have a star spangle 4th of July!