Planning a 4th of July get-together?
I've got an idea for you....for the 4th,
or for any event, and it's a great way
to use your stash!
This little "favor" tube:
These are super simple, and even better....
they are a great upcycling opportunity!
I filled it with sparklers, a flag and some
glow sticks....all ready to party on the 4th!
You start with a paper towel tube, and cut
it in half, so you get 2 tubes to use:
you want! For this I used Candy Apple Red
and Denim Glimmer Mist, punched out plain
stars to use as a mask, and spritzed plain
white cardstock to get this:
ScorTape to close the bottom of the
tube and also used it to adhere the trimmed
misted piece of cardstock (I trimmed it to
around 3&1/2" long x 6" wide).
To make the star borders, I used a Cuttlebug
embossing folder (the Measure to Measure
set) and Distress Ink:
I inked up the folder in Stormy Sky before
putting it through the Cuttlebug to get the
blue version, and just ran the plain cardstock
to get the white star strip. I layered these
pieces over a strip (about 2&1/2") of red
paper. After that, it was decorating with
items from my stash....the red pompon trim,
the twine and buttons, and a touch of
Kaiserkraft bling too--ScorTape is a great
adhesive to hold everything....glossy accents
would work well too. .
Here is a close up:
With the 4th coming up....this is a great little item
to hand out--or have a cute basket filled up with
them as a little favor for everyone to take home.
Hope you enjoyed today's post and that you
all have a safe, happy 4th of July!