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paper firework fan

  materials
 

gift wrap sheet
wooden dowel

  tools
 

pva adhesive
stapler
scissors
ruler
x-acto knife

paper firework fan

directions
    • 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 your scissors.
    • 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 centerpiece!

firework favor

  materials
 

small favor box (3” x 3” x 3”)
gift wrap sheet
8.5 x 11 red cardstock

  tools
 

double-sided tape
scissors
ruler
x-acto knife

firework favor

directions
    • Fill the small box with yummy treats or festive gifts for your guests.
    • Wrap the favor box using a gift wrap sheet and double sided tape, using the bwp signature wrap
    • 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.

personalized sparklers

  materials
 

sparklers
red baker's twine
white cardstock

  tools
 

ruler
x-acto knife
hole punch

personalized sparklers

directions
    • 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 sparklers.

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