Friday, June 27, 2014

sparkler straw pinwheel centerpiece

ready for some more red white and blue?
or are your eyes red, your skin pale white and your fingers blue from pinning every independence day food and craft that your pinterest board's about to burst into fireworks?

ok maybe not fireworks but perhaps sparklers?

and speaking of sparklers, 
how much fun are those things?
it is a MUST we have sparklers for the 4th!
and at 2 bucks a pop at walmart,
it's easy to get a few boxes of the firey wonders.

so with sparklers on the mind and seeing my overabundance of red, white and blue stuff in my craft room, i went to work on creating a patriotic centerpiece.

here goes:
it's easy to make really! 
get this:
step one:
ignore the centerpiece thing in the pic above since i ended up not using it.

no really, step one:
step two:
leave the sparklers in the little bag it comes in and see how snugly they fit into the straw.
it's the absolute perfect size and there is no trimming involved or shoving the sparklers in the straws.
it was kinda weird-it was like they were made for each other! 
:>O

step three:
i used this sparkle printable from lindi's love the day.

and lastly, step four:
and this optional step just so you can use up more confetti and justify the need for buying it in the first place:
then step back and check it out.
it's a centerpiece!
it's a favor holder!
it's a toy for the little ones!
it's a novelty for the adults!
it's a ________ (opportunity to fill in the blank)

whatever you think it is, it'll make you see 
red white and blue
you know, since there's not enough of it in blogworld...




20 comments:

  1. I can just see you so giddy with all these fun supplies, waiting for your magical touch... Super cute centerpiece!

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    1. i get my inspiration from you Kim! the queen of holiday favors that always make me giddy! :>D

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  2. It's another BANG UP IDEA just EXPLODING with your creativity! This is the kind of thing that can even be made by someone who typically wails, "But I'm sooooo not craaaaafty!" (gag!)
    We're not doing "nuthin" this year for the Fourth so I'm also glad blogland isn't saturated with R, W and Blue - (pause for sarcastic smirk!) but I can just see those cute chubby straws snapped up by kids. Little girls would daintily blow on the pinwheels and boys would engage them in a lively sword fight. Parents would be free to chug beer and sip (R, W and B!) martinis! Centerpiece, toy station, babysitter - DONE!

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    1. and it's another bang up comment from you J! do you realize how much i look forward to your comments? they're like little stories within themselves that i cannot wait to read! funny, insightful, and incredibly sweet-and you're DONE! :>D

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    2. awww...I love YOU too! :)

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  3. It's a miracle! Oh, maybe not. But those clothespin pinwheels are to die for! Hobby Lobby you say? I'm there! Even if I don't get it done for this year, I MUST have some! You are a trouble maker, you know it? More stuff I don't need. BUT MUST HAVE!!! (thanks!) You are the best BBFF in the entire universe! Dona

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    1. uhoh. just don't tell your wallet that we are BBFFs! it may try to break us up and that would be horrible-LOL but really i have so much stuff that i don't need so i have to keep making more stuff with it, which makes perfect sense only us crafters would understand! :>O ;)

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  4. Absolutely adorable, and festive! Two of my favorite things. Happy 4th of July week to you!

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    1. thank you thank you Brooke! and comments like yours are one of my fave things too! happy 4th to you :>D

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  5. I feel a little sad that I'm in the UK and missing out on all this 4th July fun stuff. On Friday I shall be at work having a very normal regular day :-(

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    1. oh no! no sadness Julia-i say you grab a sparkler or something red white and blue and celebrate with us! you can make a very normal regular day fun too :)

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  6. Brilliant!! Did you get most of that at Hobby Lobby?

    Thanks for linking up at My Favorite Things Saturdays!

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    1. thank you Steph! i got the pinwheels and the star confetti at hoblob. there's a link for the straws up there and the sparklers are available at a lot of places. i hope you get to make them! thank you so much for stopping by :)

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  7. Hi! I found your blog through too cute Tuesday. I love the craft and the colors, so patriotic!

    -Rosy
    A Joyful Kind of Life

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    1. yay! so happy you found me Rosy and that you like this craft! hope you come back again :)

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  8. Hi, Lisa! These are adorable! Pinned! Have a great 4th of July. :)

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    1. thank you so much Blair! I really appreciate the pin and thank you for making my 4th happier :>D

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  9. Just what I need to add to my tablescape. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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    1. hooray! i'm SO happy i could be of service Grantham! heehee thanks for stopping by! :>D

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your comment warms my heart on any winter day :)