We had a wonderful weekend for our July 4 holiday - a whole family of friends came to stay, and we had a blast! Lots of fireworks to watch, some pool time, a boat ride (who knew a GoPro video recorder could be so handy??) and of course, excellent barbeque nosh!
As an added treat (and please, no one excoriate me, ok?) we got a SMALL supply of legal "fireworks" for the kids to play with on the big day. This being Arizona, it's a short list, lol... Each one received a few sparklers, and a little cache of black powder "poppers," those little paper twists that make a SNAP! noise when you throw them down on a hard surface. Always a fave with the young lads, you know what I mean? At least they weren't fart bombs, thank God!
Anyway, I divvied out these treats for everyone into these cute little 4 oz espresso cups, which I of course had to decorate for the occasion! "See, you get this much and NO MORE!" Let's just say it was a hit, and leave it at that. I promise, no household pets were annoyed in the least by this silly party treat!
Each cup only needed one pinwheel sheet and half of a straw. I cut the pinwheel into its obvious four triangles, and stacked them all up, flipping two over for contrast. I trimmed off 1" along the long edge on either side of two triangles, and 1 1/2" off the other two triangles, then just glued them to the cup points down. I punched a bunch of banner shapes and adhered with glue dots, and added the stars for extra detail. For the lid, a 1 1/2" Circle punch fills in the indentation perfectly. I also placed two glue dots opposite each other on the lid rim, and wound round the Baker's Twine, adhering as I went - it holds the twine perfectly! Add a straw flag, and you're all set! If you wanted them extra sparkly, a Basic Jewel Rhinestone on each punched star could really punch them up even more!
Paper Pumpkin Pinwheel Party Kit; plus, Real Red, Whisper White & Night of Navy CS; 1 1/2" Circle, Banner & Itty Bitty Accent Star Punches.
For the months of June and July, we're still having summer school - your chance to take any past class you want! Browse my past offerings, or describe to me something you remember us doing and then just email me which one you'd like to make up or repeat, and if you prefer day, evening or weekend. We'll schedule just for you, and work around your summer plans! No need to worry about being away for our regular class nights!
Once classes are scheduled, I'll post them here, so if anyone else wants to jump in on your choice, they can!