Fourth of July Crafting


Red, White & Blue Bandana Wreath

    6 Red Bandanas
    6 Navy Blue Bandanas
    6 White Bandanas
    18” Wire floral wreath form
    Hot glue gun/glue sticks
    Assorted sized wood stars
    White acrylic paint
    Assorted sized star buttons
    Fab Lab 4” Metal U S A letters

    Open bandana flat.
    Cut bandannas in half, gather and loop through wreath.
    Pull bandanas tight.
    Paint wood star shapes with white paint. Let dry.
    Hot glue button onto wood stars.
    Hot glue USA metal letters and stars onto wreath using picture as a guide for placement

Ring Toss

    Wood half crate
    Wood stars with knobs (2)
    7″ smooth mason jars (6)
    4″ embroidery hoops (5)
    Navy yarn
    White chalk paint
    Red glass enamel paint
    Glue gun & glue sticks
    Surface cover

    Whitewash wood crate and stars by mixing a little water with white paint. Allow them to dry.
    Glue stars on each side of crate.
    Remove mason jar lids and pour enamel paint in to jars. Swirl paint around until the inside is entirely coated. Allow to dry upside down. Replace lids and put jars in crate.
    Remove inner part of embroidery hoops and discard the outer part of hoop (or save for another project).
    Apply a dot of hot glue inside hoop and secure one end of navy yarn.
    Tightly wrap yarn around hoop until it is entirely covered, adding glue every few inches and at the end to secure. Trim excess. Repeat for all hoops.

Candy-Coated Fireworks Fruit Pops
    Wilton&® foodcrafting supplies:
    4 Pc. Nesting Metal Star Cutter Set (smallest 2-1/2″ cutter used)
    Red and White Lollipop Sticks
    Bright White Candy Melts&® Candy (12 oz. one bag covers 20 to 24 treats)
    10″x16″ Cooling Grid
    Parchment Paper
    12″ Disposable Decorating Bags
    9″ Angled Spatula
    Patriotic Sprinkles Mix
    Fruit slices, such as watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple, etc., cut into 3/4″ thick slices
    Paper towels
    Food-safe scissors

1. Use the smallest star cutter (1-1/2″) from set to cut stars from fruit slices. Allow fruit to dry thoroughly; pat dry with paper towels if necessary. Insert lollipop sticks into bottom edge of fruit stars.
2. Melt bright white Candy Melts&® candy according to package directions. Place fruit pops on cooling grid positioned over parchment paper. Use melted candy in cut disposable decorating bag to cover half of each piece of fruit on a diagonal. Gently tap grid to remove excess candy and smooth surface; immediately add sprinkles. Allow to set in refrigerator 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from refrigerator and cover backs of fruit stars with melted candy. Immediately add sprinkles and allow to set in refrigerator, about 10 to 15 minutes.

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