4th of July sparkle

sparkleI am so honored to be part of American Crafts Glitter Campaign this month. They sent me a slew of their new glitter products (mine was a patriotic theme) and we were given free reign to create whatever we wanted to share with our readers! I decided to do a few very easy crafts with my glitter goods – so that just about anyone can make their own too! The pictures practically speak for themselves, but I’ll give a little tutorial on each craft so you can see how easy they are and how great these glitter products are!

garlandThe {garland} is very easy if you can sew a semi-straight line on a sewing machine. You punch out different shapes of the glitter cardstock and simply put two glitter pieces back to back and sew! When you get to the end of one shape you add another until you either run out or make the garland as long as you want!

bucketTo create the {bucket} I originally started with horizontal lines, but realized that due to the varying width of the bucket there was no good way to get the lines straight. So I improvised and am even happier with how it turned out. Simply measure the height of your bucket and cut the glitter tape to size. Peel off the backing and stick it on the bucket. Add a few paper stars from AC’s line and you’re all set!

flagsTo make the {flag skewers} you only need some wooden skewers, glitter tape and scissors. Cut the tape to the size you want x2 (mine were about 4″). Peel off the tape backing and put the skewer in the middle, however far down you want the flag. Press the ends together and then squeeze the rest of the tape to itself.

flags2Lastly, with sharp scissors cut a cute little {flag shape} at the end by cutting out a triangle. Easy peasy lemon squeezie! On the ends of the skewers I placed some hand dipped chocolate & sprinkle mallows. The kids were super excited about this part of the project.

E-sparkleI can hardly contain myself with how cute she is and how old she’s getting. She said that helping with this photoshoot was the best because she got to eat the marshmallows. A sweet-tooth girl after my own heart. Hands-down my favorite product that I used from this American Crafts set so far is the glitter tape…it’s so versatile and can be used for so many different things…I’m already dreaming of making some easy greeting cards with it!

decorYou can {find out more} about American Craft’s products by visiting their website and follow along with them on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Who’s ready for the 4th of July?


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