Are you hosting a Fourth of July celebration this year?
If you’re a regular to my blog you know how much I love giving you ideas for your tablescapes and today I’d thought I’d show you how to make my firecracker place card and party favor.
I think it’s sweet..
It’s for those of you who want to add a vintage touch to your table. And it only costs a few dollars.
Here’s what I used:
- paper towel rolls
- antique decoupage
- roll of blue crepe paper streamer
- a piece of red tissue paper
- Martha Stewart labels for $2.99
- taffy pieces and poppers
- cellophane gift bags and stickers
- hot glue gun & scissors
Once I cut the rolls to the desired length, I used a small brush and covered the entire roll with antique decoupage because I wanted a darker, vintage look for my place cards.
But the decoupage also acts as a glue for the crepe paper strips too.
If you already have your crepe paper pieces cut, you can quickly wrap the streamer around the decoupaged roll and it sticks. That’s your first layer.
I measured 3-4 pieces of crepe paper for each side
(to measure I simply wrapped the crepe paper streamer once around the roll and used this one size to cut the rest)
I applied hot glue dots to hold the remaining pieces. Adding one on top of the other.
Once finished, I hot glued a Martha Stewart label on each one and
decorated with a dollar’s worth of Fourth of July stickers I bought at Wal-mart
I made lots of little cuts to the crepe paper. Then with my fingers, I fluffed the ends.
I slipped a cellophane party favor bag into the roll and added taffy pieces and a few poppers.
I trimmed the bag and tied it. Then I put crumbled pieces of red tissue paper in each end.
Here’s a shot of the front and back of these place cards.
And here’s a glimpse of the table setting I created to give you more ideas for a casual dinner. I’ll be showing you photos of my entire tablescape in my next post.
In the meantime if you’re interested in seeing more ideas for your table you can check out my little chalkboard place cards HERE.
And here’s my DIY painter’s drop cloth I made with blue stripes. I think this would look festive for a fourth of July celebration too.
You can see how I made it HERE last summer.
This week we’ve got hot, muggy weather all week. By Tuesday it’s going to be 109 degrees and I’ve got my eye on my garden, making sure my pots don’t dry out. Just a little reminder during the heat waves… don’t forget your potted flowers may need extra water!
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