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…
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.
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.