I don't do a lot of decorating for the Fourth, but I have a few things on my mantle. Since we can't light fireworks in our city I wanted something that symbolized them so I altered a candle
For this project you will need:
- Tall jar candle ( ie prayer candle available at Dollar Tree or grocery store)
- Patriotic colored papers (I used products from CutCardstock.com)
- Coordinating cupcake liners ( mine were left over from Christmas!)
Here's the plain candle and papers. To add a little extra sparkle to the "sparkler" go around the top and bottom rims of the candle with clear embossing ink and then dip in bright gold embossing powder and heat emboss.
Measure and tear cream cardstock, trim it as well with gold embossing powder and adhere to candle. I used extra strong double sided tape but hot glue would work too.
For the stripes, tear strips of the red paper and crinkle them ( I like vintagey looking Americana) and adhere them to the candle.
I was going to make a lollie for my focal point and then remembered some red and white cupcake liners I had left over from Christmas so I ran to the kitchen and got those.
Punch a circle from cardstock, fold cupcake liner in quarters and adhere to cardstock circle. Repeat until satisfied with thickness.
The cupcake liners I had came in two different sizes so I made another layer of them using the smaller ones. Finished up with smaller punched circle in the middle, a navy button, and gold rhinestone center. Shown here on my mantle with a previous Fourth project you can see here