paper firework fan
- With a ruler and x-acto knife, trim the gift wrap sheet as
wide as you want your fan to be and 1-1/2 times as long. The
paper for our fan was 8 x 12.”
- Accordion-fold this piece starting on a shorter edge, making
each fold 0.5” wide. So in our example, our finished folded
piece was 8 x 0.5.”
- Once you have folded the entire sheet, hold the folds together.
Pinch with two fingers in the center of the folds. Secure with
a staple in the center perpendicular to the folds.
- Holding all the folds together still, round each end with
- Begin to open the folds until they meet at one side and secure
closed with adhesive. Half of the fan is now complete.
- To complete the other half of the fan, take the wooden dowel
and adhere it to the interior edge of one side.
- Open the remaining folds until they meet with the wooden dowel
and use adhesive to adhere the other side to the wooden dowel.
- Create multiple fans and put in a vase or bucket for a festive
- Fill the small box with yummy treats or festive gifts for
- Wrap the favor box using a gift wrap sheet and double sided
tape, using the bwp
- Create a hole through the top-center of the wrapped box
using your x-acto knife.
- From the red cardstock, cut 0.25” strips horizontally
across the paper using your ruler and x-acto knife.
- Begin to poke each strip into the hole at the top of the
favor box. Use as many pieces as you wish. For a festive touch,
crimp and curl some pieces, while keeping some pieces straight
to appear like a firework on the top of the favor box. To
curl the strips, use the back of your scissors and run it
along the strip, as you would with curling ribbon. To crimp
the strips, accordion fold with your fingers.
Tie a knot around your bunch of sparklers
using a length of red baker’s twine.
Using a graphics program or Microsoft Word,
design a tag that measure 2 x 2” that has a festive
4th of July welcome!
Print the tag on white cardstock and trim
with a ruler and x-acto knife.
Punch a hole in one of the top corners
of the welcome tag and tie into the baker's twine around the
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