Sunday, June 26, 2016

july 4th coaster covers

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,
and done 
and 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 :)


  1. These are soooo cute, I just love how you made the firework straws. I'm so going to make firework straw toppers for my cupcakes, they've been waiting for me to figure out something to make them pop...this is it, thanks!

    1. WOOHOO! you have no idea how happy you made me when i can actually inspire you Kim! yay!:>D!

  2. These are adorable, Lisa! What a great way to spice up a 4th of July dinner table :)

    Edye | Http://

    1. oh thanks so much Edye! yeah you could just have these with plain red, white, and blue plates and the table would still look quite festive :)

  3. Cute idea! Love the mini straw firecrackers. Visiting from Totally Terrific Tuesday party.

    1. that's my favorite part too Victoria! thanks so much :)

  4. Your coaster covers are adorable!!! These would certainly be a hit at the party!!!

    1. wow thanks Hey Fitzy! now all i gotta do is plan a party too but i'm out of town LOL :)

  5. Oh these are SO cute!! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for Crafts, Recipes, and Tips and Tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  6. So super cute! Worth the steps involved to make them. Its the beautiful details of the holidays that make things so special. Very cute idea! Thank you for sharing! Have a great 4th of July weekend!
    Mama Hen

    1. jeepers how very kind of you Mama Hen! i love all the details you put into this comment too! :>D

  7. Love love love these! Thanks for sharing!

  8. I love the 3-dimensional quality of these. That everything seems to be popping off the liners! o fun and festive.

    1. wow i made imax coasters?! LOL you're so sweet Melissa thank you! :)

  9. Oh these are so cute!

    I'd love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!


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