Rustic Fourth of July: Sparkler Take Aways

Rustic Fourth of July: Sparkler Take Aways

DIY Rustic Star Sparklers: how to transform plain sparklers and dollar store matches into festive star sparklers.

Hi There! I am working on some ideas for a “Rustic Fourth of July”… things that are inexpensive and easy to put together. Having a take away for your party guests is a festive touch for your celebration. And since it’s the Fourth of July– it’s the perfect time to glimmer and glow… with sparklers!

Part 1: Pretty Matches

Sparklers1 Supplies: Jumbo Matches from the Dollar Store (2 for $1). Scraps of printed paper, Modge Podge, paper cutter or scissors and cell bags. I found 16″ cello bags at Packaging Specialties.

Sparkler6

Measure paper scraps to cover both sides of matches and adhere with Modge Podge.

Sparklerpunch

If you want to take it a step further, embellish with background shapes from a paper punch and chipboard pieces.

Sparklersmatchboxes

Quick and easy!

Part 2: Tag It

Sparklestamps

Supplies: Shipping Tags (these are from Packaging Specialties but Office Max and Office Depot also sell shipping tags). Star Punch (from Martha Stewart), Rubber Stamps ($1 bin at Michaels and I have used them a zillion times). Twine, Ribbon or String.

Sparkler4

Punch star shapes along the bottom edge.

Sparkler5

And stamp a word just above it.

Step 3: Assemble It  Sparklers

Fireworks laws and availability differs from state to state and town to town. In my city, fireworks are sold at stands which open about a week before the fourth of July and close the day after. Only a small selection of fireworks are sold in grocery stores. I found these gold sparklers on the internet at BuySparklers.com.  These are 14″ but they have a variety of sizes available. One nice thing about BuySparklers.com is I didn’t have to make a major purchase of 50 or 100+ boxes. Many places have high minimum orders.

Sparkle package

The fun part is putting it all together– Match Boxes + Sparklers + a little bit of fill + the Tag.

Sparkler18

Sparkler11
Simple, cheap and colorful!

XO

Malia



signature

Comments

  1. says

    How Neat, I lov’em!
    I’ve passed this lovely award along to you. Check it out here:
    http://slipstitchesandmore.blogspot.com/2011/07/one-lovely-blog-award-goes-to.html

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge