Hello, friends! This is Candice from the Snap Click Supply design team. I’m so glad to be sharing two quick and easy ideas to spark some fun for the Fourth of July weekend! I fell in love with the darling star elements found in the Flags and Stars digital kit– so many creative possibilities! You could, for example, string a few of them together to create a star banner on your next digital layout. I also thought they would be cute embellishments on gift packaging- perfect for those summer birthdays! For my project this month, I decided to use them as a focal point on DIY confetti poppers.
Not only are confetti poppers incredibly easy to assemble, but they also serve as festive Holiday décor! All you need for this project:
- empty toilet paper (or paper towel) cardboard rolls
- tissue paper
- star and banner digital embellishments
- glue pen with a chisel tip
- decorative ribbon
- glitter (optional)
- confetti paper pieces/candy/small toy
Simply fill your empty cardboard roll with candy, confetti, or a small toy. Then, roll colorful tissue paper around it. Twist the ends on each side and secure with ribbon. Decorate the front of your homemade popper with printed digital elements.
In order to add a bit of extra sparkle, I edged the sides of my stars with glitter using Zig’s 2-way glue pen. I also added the words “celebrate, shine!, and hooray!” using a favorite font in Photoshop Elements.
Cheers to 4th of July fun that also doubles as a sweet treat! I know my 2.5 year old is going to have fun opening these poppers over this weekend. To capture our summer memories, I also whipped up a hybrid scrapbooking page. Don’t you think the open center on the star embellishments is the perfect spot to add a cherished photo? Using the concepts I learned in Jessica Sprague’s scrapbooking classes, I created a very basic digital layout. I selected a yellow background from the Parade Day collection to serve as the base of my design.
Because I love adding texture, I printed out the page and added several more details including punched stars, washi tape, and gold nailheads. I plan to continue journaling past and present summer memories along the side to fill in the space next to the cluster of stars.
Happy Fourth of July from the Snap Click Supply Co. team!