Jul 2, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

My cute friend Laura brought be the cutest 4th of July treat the other day and I decided to copy her and send it to some friends.I know I'm the worst procrastinator ever, but here are my little 4th of July treats. I made these for my visiting teachees (except for two are out of town and I didn't drop them by in time...) But these could be cute cupcake toppers or Thank you treats. I first started out with a 8 1/2 by 11 piece of paper and cut it in half.
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Then, fan fold it, just like we did in my Spring Banner Here. I did about 1/2 inch folds. But play around with it until you get something you like. Then fold your fan in half. Hot glue each end together to make your Pinwheel? (what are these even called??)
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Next, Cut a straw, skewer, dowel or whatever you want to size like so:
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Put a big glob of hot glue on the back side to hold the fans together as well as to hold your straw on. (I don't want to talk about the fact that I'm using straws, because that's all I had and I didn't want to go to the store...)
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Now hot glue the "Happy 4th of July" Printable to the "pinwheel"
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Fill small jars with red and blue candies, I chose peanut m&ms because they are delicious. AND I might have cheated and used other colors on the bottom because I covered them with scrapbook paper and fabric scraps. (Remember, I didn't want to go to the store?)
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Attach a little note and deliver to a friend!
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Now you have a fun little gift for 4th of July. You have about 2 days to actually use this, but there have got to be other procrastinators out there like me, right?? Please tell me your one of them! :) I included my Fourth of July Printable if anyone would like to use it! Please let me know if I did this wrong because this would be my first time trying this...I'm pretty sure you can right click and save it to your computer...Easy Peasy. I hope everyone has a great long weekend!!



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8 comments:

  1. So cute!!! Love it!!!! :) I like that you used straws....made it summery :) and they match!

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  2. I love this idea! I'm visiting over from funkyjunkinteriors. I'm hosting my first ever blog party and its all 4th of July-all Red, White, and Blue! I'd love for you to link up and share with me!

    http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/2011/07/4th-of-july-link-party.html

    Hope to see you over at my place soon!
    Kaitlin
    http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com

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  3. I love this! I am having a Red, White and Blue Linky Party and I'd love for you to join in on the fun by linking your project.
    www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

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  4. So Cute !! Love this !!
    I had my Party yesterday but
    will save & use for next year !!
    Thanks for Sharing !! Hugs ~ Connie

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  5. super cute camille!! i love those pinwheels.. if that's what they're called. ;)

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  6. Very cute! I need to be a better visiting teacher!! Thanks for sharing!
    www.moddybee.blogspot.com

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  7. Thank you so much for linking up to my Red, White and Blue Linky Party!

    www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

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  8. Thank you so much for linking this up! I love it! So cute! Perfect for my first blog party celebrating the 4th of July!

    I'm hosting my first ever weekly blog party and it starts today! It is called {re}create into something new! So please link up anything that you have reinvented, repurposed, recycled, revamped, reused, reorganized or redone! http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/2011/07/recreate-into-something-new-blog-party.html

    Thanks again!
    Kaitlin--The Not So Simple Housewife
    http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com

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