USA Sparklers {Thanks, Elmers!}

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...

We started out by using our razor blades to cut out 3 stars from our Elmers foam board.

 

After tracing them, we used Tacky Glue to adhere patriotic scrapbook paper to the fronts and backs of each star.  We used a bit of distress ink for a special homey touch!

 

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!)

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