Hello, Oopsey Daisies!
Is there anything better than crafting with friends?!
Over the weekend, Elmers sponsored a little crafting party (several, in fact!) for some of my family and friends. They really did spoil us, so thank you, Elmers!! I'll share some more details on that later this week.
My sisters and I made a set of these lovelies to help us get ready for the Fourth of July:
Seriously--how did the Fourth of July creep up on me this year?! I love the Fourth of July--the sparklers; the heat; the stars and the stripes! And my favorite part: We always make a scrumptious batch of homemade ice cream! Now we have a little something to help get us in the patriotic spirit!
Here is how we made our sparklers...
Next, we added some chipboard letters and any embellishments. (It was interesting to see my sisters' personalities. One of my sisters embellished her stars tons, and one left them simple and elegant!)
I found these red, white, and blue sparkling pencils at Target. After carving out a small hole in the bottom of the star, I slid each pencil right on inside and sealed it up with a dab of hot glue.
I found this cute patriotic bucket in the dollar section at Target--please tell me you love Target's dollar section as much as I do! I honestly drive to Target for sheer entertainment, and it's all because of the dollar section.
I added a bit of floral styrofoam to the bottom of the bucket and arranged the pencils, staggering them just a bit.
How do you decorate for the Fourth of July??
I'd love to see your projects!