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July 2, 2009

July 4th Sparklers

I am getting ready to take off for a weekend by the lake with my handsome hubby and some amazing friends but before I take off I thought I would leave you with this amazing red, white, and blue DIY to dress up your July 4th festivities from Twig &Thistle! I just love the way they displayed the sparklers and matches!! So clever!

This downloadable PDF includes sparkler cards, matchbook wrappers and straw tags. Simply print, cut, tape and voila - instant party!

What You’ll Need:
8.5 x 11″ 80lb white card stock
8.5 x 11″ 80lb white text paper
Color Printer
Paper Cutter
Double Sided Tape
Standard Hole Punch
Matchbooks (found at my local grocery store)

1. Download the Matchbook and Straw Tags Template and print onto white text paper. Download the Sparkler Card Template and print onto white card stock. Print using the highest quality settings on your color printer to ensure that the patterns and text are clear.
2. Trim out all the shapes using scissors or a sharp blade and making sure to trim off all the black edges. Use a standard hole punch and punch where indicated to allow the straws to be thread through. Carefully trim out the small rectangles in the Sparkler Holders to weave the sparklers through.
3. Secure the wrap around the matchbooks with double sided tape, making sure not to cover up the striker strip. Crease the edges with your fingers or using a bone folder so that they are crisp. Thread the straw through the holes and position towards the top of the straw. Thread the sparklers through the slots.

Photos Courtesy:
Twig &Thistle

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