I recently was able to play around with some fun glitter paper from American Crafts. The paper is really thick and comes in some fun colors and patterns. I knew I wanted to use the paper for a Fourth of July project and decided to make some fun and festive boxes for your holiday treats.
They are so easy to make. All you need is to download the Popcorn Box template and use it as a pattern for your box.
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I simply placed the template onto the back of the paper and traced around it in pencil. Then simply cut it out in an old school fashion with some scissors. Then I used a straight edge ruler to help me fold the sides of the paper nice and evenly where it needed to be folded.
Then I glued the ends together with my hot glue gun. I found that the paper was too thick for traditional glue to hold it together well. I decided they needed a little more pizazz. I quickly made up some Fourth of July tags by punching out some 2 inch scalloped circles and then gluing on some 1.5 inch tags. You can download the Fourth of July Tags here:
And, if you are feeling even more fun and festive, you can add some of these fun paper stars from American Crafts. I simply took some thin copper wire I had laying around and then attached the wire to the inside of the boxes with some scotch tape.
Then twisted the wire around my finger to make them curly and then stuck the stars on the tops of the wires.
Then fill them up with your favorite treats….Popcorn for your outdoor movie or for eating while watching a firework show. Or fill them up with your favorite candy or baked goodies.
The fun thing about these boxes is that they can be so versatile. Use them for your birthday parties, shower favors, or wedding treats. Just change the color and pattern of your favorite American Crafts paper to fit your theme.
Need some more Fourth of July ideas? Check out the past Idea Room Fourth of July posts: