4th of July Craft or Party Favor

A Flag Day and 4th of July Inspired Craft:

Today is Flag Day! With today being Flag Day and the 4th of July just a few weeks away, I thought I’d share a fun little craft/party favor you could create to use as a centerpiece for your 4th of July table or as a gift for your friends.

If you are a regular reader of BNOTP, you may remember when I created this milkshake/sundae centerpiece for this Valentine’s Day table setting.

 

The milkshake/sundae was actually made of small candy bars and the “cherry” on top was a truffle. (You’ll find all the directions for creating this 4th of July Sundae HERE.) They make great gifts, party favors or can be used as a decorative piece on a table.

 

Recently, I was shopping in Hobby Lobby and they had yummy buttermint creams in little patriotic wrappers.

 

I couldn’t resist. I think you know where this is going.

 

Ta-da!   So much fun to make…and soooo easy!

 

I just popped the styrofoam ball off, emptied out the candy bars, refilled the parfait glass with buttermint creams…

4th of July Sundae Craft Party Favor

And recreated the sundae following the directions for this fun Valentine’s Day craft. Instead of a truffle for the top, this time I used a bright red star, also found at Hobby Lobby. The star was on a long metal stick. I used wire-cutters to snip off some of the stick to shorten it a bit, then I just stuck it on top of my patriotic sundae. The “whipped topping” is just fluffy tulle fabric.

 

 

You can make it even more “4th of July” festive by poking a small flag into the straw protruding from the top. You’ll find all the directions for making this super easy craft in this post Valentine’s Day Craft post. Just substitute any candy wrapped in a patriotic wrapper for the candy bars I used last time. If you like, instead of a truffle, top your sundae off with a brightly colored star and/or flag. I used one bag of mints to create this sundae and had around 5-6 left over.

Patriotic Craft or Party Favor for 4th of July

All 4th of July “stuff” is 30% off this week at Hobby Lobby but I’m not sure if that includes the candy. I also saw candy in patriotic wrappers in a local Party City store.




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Comments

  1. Susan, Today is Flag Day so your table and decorations are perfect for today!

  2. Very Cute!

  3. Janette@the2seasons says:

    What a cute creation. Your banner looks great with the patriotic look also. Our new digs has a flag pole, but we still haven't purchased a flag. I totally forgot about flag day, but it will be up for the 4th!! Love to visit your blog. I am a reader from your early, early days. You gave my daughter, who is now my blogging partner, and me a recommendation for a lunch place after we bought her wedding dress in Atlanta.

  4. The Real Me! says:

    I was just at Hobby Lobby the other day and saw those. Had no clue what to do with them. Gee, I guess I "have" to go back now. I'll just tell my hubby you sent me. Ha! Ha!
    Have a great day.
    Kim

  5. I LOVE it!! I adore decorationg for the Fourth, Memorial Day, Veteran's Day and Flag Day. I'm definitely saving this post for use next month for the Fourth! thanks for sharing this idea!
    Hugs,
    Susan

  6. carolinajewel says:

    Love it Susan! Great idea for the whole Patriotic Season (in my house Memorial Day through Labor Day)!

  7. I love the patriotic sundae. I still haven't made one of these but I sure do have a mind that I will! lol

  8. Susan, you could never post enough. Thanks for the info about your new changes. I can hardly believe its already time to plan for July 4th. I am hardly past Memorial Day. I love your festive red, white and blue decorations. I think I'll head on out to Target while I'm out and pick up a few things before they sell out. I loved shopping at HL, but the tornado blew ours away. Hopefully they'll come back.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

  9. You're the FIRST blog I've read today that even commented about "Flag Day"…how nice!! I've placed flags "all over the place" and they are "waving in the wind." We've got 21 folks staying the 4th of July…these favors are knock outs! I'm placing a sparkler on top!" franki

  10. Adorable, Susan. You are incredibly crafty. Everything looks super. Susan

  11. The French Tangerine says:

    You are one ambitious woman! I can barely get one post figured out for one day… You are amazing!
    Looking forward to each and every post!

  12. Happy Flag Day to you, Susan! What a fun centerpiece! I'll definitely be making a patriotic sundae for the 4th of July. I've seen these in the floral dept. at the grocery and in gift shops, but I had no idea how to make one. Now I do! Thanks!!

  13. Dawggone Cute Creations says:

    What a cute and easy decorating idea…I've got sundae glasses in my cabinet that I can use and I think my grandchildren will love it IF I can keep them out of the candy long enough :).
    BTW, I am in the midst of putting together my first blog and I love the idea of decorating your banner for the seasons or holidays. Do you do it yourself or do you have someone do your designs for you?

  14. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says:

    Dawggone, Emily at The Blog Fairy makes the magic happen. 🙂

  15. wowza love your header flag banner
    sweet! Happy flag day
    I have to try this idea with the patriotic candies
    KAT

  16. Love it, Susan! I have a fourth of July birthday girl. She will love this idea!

  17. FABBY'S LIVING says:

    The sunday is so beautiful, you're so crafty, Susan!…I'm beginning to think you do have a "blog fairy of your own"!! Wish I could get this candy around here, oh well. Have a nice flag day. Hugs, FABBY

  18. Barbara says:

    I love all your posts Susan. Post as often as you like each day! I also love your Patriotic theme. I am Canadian and I don't think anyone can touch the Yanks when it comes to celebrating their holidays! Some of the ideas translate well to our holiday too – July 1st – as our theme colours are red & white.

  19. ABSOLUTELY SWEEEET and as cute as can be!
    Love this idea.
    Thx for sharing and may you have a wonderful 4th of July,
    d from homehaven

  20. Crystal @ Ordinary Days says:

    Now THAT is super cute!! Did it take a long time to do? Love it!!! It could be adapted to so many holidays. 🙂

    Crystal

  21. ~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ says:

    OMG Susan, you are just so clever! Love the red while and blue. How can I not copy this. Thanks for sharing.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  22. Cute idea. I saw red and blue tootsie roll pops for sale at $ store. Trying to think of a cute idea to use these. Any suggestions? ~ Sarah

  23. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says:

    Sarah, you could probably use them for a sundae, but it would take a bunch of them. 🙂 Maybe a Tootsie Roll wreath? 🙂

  24. PJ | Home and Garden Decor says:

    the other day I was just thinking about how I could decorate the house for the 4th of July this year.
    And then I come across your post and your idea.
    I guess I will have to make a trip to Hobby Lobby.
    Thanks for sharing, Susan.

    Paula Jo

  25. very festive

  26. I'm Just a Southern Girl says:

    I tried this and it turned out great. It was used for a gift exchange.
    See it at my blog:
    http://imjustasoutherngirl.blogspot.com/2011/06/just-little-something-i-made.html

    SG

  27. Velma (Dawggone Cute Creations) says:

    Susan, I tweaked your cute craft project just a bit and featured it on my blog. Check it out…it's the first and second blog posts…

    http://www.dawggonecutecreations.blogspot.com

    Velma

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