goodness how did the 4th come up so fast?
didn't we just have dad's day?
well, i guess it's a good thing i have a stash of independence day stuff in my craft room.
it's also good to mix it all up and
get some 4th of july coasters that
can also act as drink covers.
these will make any drink look festive
for all your firework day festivities.
whether you choose to make them as
coasters or covers.
here's what you'll need:
cupcake set and star straws from marshall's,
(or any red, white and blue liners and straws
with silver cardstock)
flag picks and stars from hobby lobby
and mod podge.
oh and most importantly,
cork coasters from ikea.
first up, flatten a liner and glue to the coaster.
the liner edges will hang off so fold them down to cover the coaster edges.
next, stick one of the sparkler toothpicks
from the cupcake kit directly into the coaster as shown. thread a straw piece
through the toothpick and glue in place.
yeah i agree.
here's more pics to hopefully clear it up,
and an added toothpick with a straw.
you'll need to place the straw covered toothpicks
toward the edge.
here is the reason, as the glass will help with placement.
once the straws are dried and in place,
cut a point off one of the glitter straws
and glue for the tip of the "firework straws" as shown.
add another firework straw but this time,
lay it down on the coaster.
you can add a tiny flag toothpick to the mix
and write on one of the star picks
like you see below,
and stick it in the center if you use
the coaster for a drink cover.
see what happens when you stick something
in the cork, it easily holds it in place.
then once all your fireworks are in place,
along with the flags and such,
mod podge the liner so it doesn't get too wet from your drink if you make these as coasters,
something i still need to do once i run to the store to get the mod podge since i'm out!
(oopsies-hey i was winging it
when i made these :>P)
anyway, like i said you can use these for regular coasters or drink covers
to keep the nasty bugs outta your drink,
which seems to happen a lot
during summer picnics and outdoor parties.
it may seem like a heckuva lot of steps
but you can make one of these in
10 minutes or less!
hope you like these,
as making a july 4th craft is not an easy task these days if you are looking for something different,
as i see when i google july 4th crafts and everything possible that can be
red, white and blue has been done,
but for these,
all you need are a couple fireworks and
you'll be set for red white and blue day!
oh hey, never mind.
you're all set now :)