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
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.
Measure paper scraps to cover both sides of matches and adhere with Mod Podge.
If you want to take it a step further, embellish with background shapes from a paper punch and chipboard pieces.
Quick and easy!
Part 2: Tag It
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.
Punch star shapes along the bottom edge.
And stamp a word just above it.
Step 3: Assemble It
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.
The fun part is putting it all together– Match Boxes + Sparklers + a little bit of fill + the Tag.
Simple, cheap and colorful!
Some of the places I like to link: