Popcorn Box Template—fourth of July Party

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.

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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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To download a copy of the template, click on the link below and then select Previous Downloads:

{Popcorn Box Template}

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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.

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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:

{Fourth of July Tags}

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.

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Then twisted the wire around my finger to make them curly and then stuck the stars on the tops of the wires.

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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.

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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.

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Need some more Fourth of July ideas?  Check out the past Idea Room Fourth of July posts:

Fourth of July Gift and Kiss Stickers

Fourth of July Sparkler Printables

Fourth of July Soda Bottle Labels

Fourth of July Patriotic Hot Dog Trays

Up-cycled International Delight Container—40 Blows

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*This is a sponsored post on behalf of International Delight.  However, all opinions, statements and crafting is me and all me.

So…in just a couple of weeks I am going to be hitting a big milestone…a birthday milestone. I can’t even believe that I am going to be 40 years old. I don’t feel like I am 40. I thought it would be fun this year to come up with a fun little gift for all my friends who will also be turning 40.

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And I have an obsession with fun containers and jars…as you well know by now. I was challenged to come up with a fun use for some of my left-over International Delight Creamer bottles.

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So, I came up with this simple gift idea. I simply added a fun little tag that you can download or you can make your own.

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This idea could really work for ANY birthday and any candy, and the up-cycled container has the perfect lid for dispensing smaller treats so you can share them with a friend.

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Do you use International Delight creamers? What would you use and up-cycle the fun container for?

This idea could really work for ANY birthday and any candy, and the up-cycled container has the perfect lid for dispensing smaller treats so you can share them with a friend.

Do you use International Delight creamers?  What would you use and up-cycle the fun container for?

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.

Summer Fun Jar–Printable Blog Hop

Hey! It is time once again for our Monthly Printable Blog Hop.  12 creative bloggers including me are sharing our free printables with you.  To get them all you simply need to head on over to everyone’s site to see what fun item they are sharing with you this time!  There are some really great ideas out there!

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Here is what I am sharing as part of my contribution this month!

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For the Summer version of our Printable Blog Hop Club, I decided to come up with some fun and simple ideas for the kids to do this summer when you need to entertain them.

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I thought it would be fun to have a Summer Advent Calendar or something similar so that the kids can see what they will be able to look forward to doing once they get their morning chores all finished up.

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You can display them on an Advent Calendar and set them up for each day…or you can put them in a jar and have the kids pick one out for the day.

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Or you can use them as special rewards for kids that are making good choices towards their siblings and following the rules at home.  Whatever way you decide to use them, they are a fun and colorful way to be sure you get the most out of those summer days with kids.

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To download a copy of the Summer Jar Printables click on the link below and then select Previous Downloads:

{Summer Jar Printables}

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#1) {The Dating Divas} – A vintage pop-up card letting your sweetie know they are the ONLY one you want this 4th of July!

#2) {Somewhat Simple} – Two super simple and adorably patriotic milk carton-style treat boxes!

#3) {Whipperberry} – A festive “Let Freedom Ring” printable banner for the Fourth of July!

#4) {Crafting Chicks} – A patriotic quote to inspire you as you celebrate Independence Day!

#5) {Tatertots & Jello} – Patriotic Medallion Party Printables for parties or decor.

#6) {L’il Luna} -Fourth of July Sparklers Prints that are perfect for gifts or favors at your next Independence Day celebration!

#7) {My Sister’s Suitcase} – A fun and simple game that Toddlers and Kids LOVE to play – just like “Don’t Eat Pete!”

#8) {I Heart Nap Time} – Patriotic Party Circles to give your 4th of July that All American feel!

#9) {The 36th Avenue} – Celebrate this 4th of July with this festive red, white and blue printable.Showing our true colors!

#10) {Paging Supermom} – Printable Statue of Liberty Crowns are the perfect thing to wear to your neighborhood fireworks show!

#11) {The TomKat Studio} – Printable Patriotic Cupcake Toppers & Flags for Your 4th of July Celebration!

#12) {The Idea Room} – Celebrate with these festive drink labels for your 4th of July BBQ.

Patriotic Hot Dog Trays

I just recently shared these Patriotic Hot Dog Trays as a guest post over at Lil Luna and wanted to share them here with you in case you missed them.

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These hot dog trays are so easy to make and they make it easy for the kids (both big and small) to eat their hot dogs while containing some of the messy drips.

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The hot dog trays are simply made out of some colored scrapbook paper.  The paper is a little heavier weight so that the trays have some stiffness to them.  Thinner paper will make it so they are not as sturdy, which may lead to dropped hot dogs and tears.

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To download a copy of the Father’s Day Printables click on the link below and then select Previous Downloads:

{Patriotic Hot Dog Trays Pattern}

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To use the pattern, simply print and cut out the pattern.  Trace around the pattern on your scrapbook paper and then cut out and fold where the dotted lines are.  Then simply place some glue on the 4 tabs and glue the tray together.  I glued the end tabs to the outside, but either way will work.

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And…you can make these for any activity or party where you will be serving hot dogs.   You could even use them to serve nachos or sub sandwiches.  The possibilities really are endless.

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I will be sharing some more 4th of July printables with you for some of the other items you see pictured here…because really…who doesn’t love free printables?  So be sure to come back!

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Need some more Fourth of July ideas? Check out the past Idea Room Fourth of July posts:

Fourth of July Gift and Kiss Stickers

Fourth of July Sparkler Printables

Fourth of July Soda Bottle Labels

Fourth of July Popcorn/Goodies Box Template

12 Free Cinco de Mayo Printables

Today is our second Printable Blog Hop! Last month we shared our Spring Themed Printable Blog Hop where I shared my Lemonade Gift Kit and printables.

This month our theme is…

CINCO DE MAYO!

 

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I came up with some printables that you can use as a hostess gift to the Cinco de Mayo party you were invited to, or to give to someone to brighten up their day. Who doesn’t love some chips and salsa? Or use the printables for your Cinco de Mayo table settings!

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To get the Cinco de Mayo Printables click on the following link. Then click on “Previous Downloads”.

{Cinco de Mayo Printables}

*If you are not a fan of The Idea Room on Facebook, you will need to click like first and become a fan. After you become a fan you will need to click on “Get your free gift” in the upper right hand corner of the Idea Room FB page and then click on “Previous Downloads”.

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Be sure to check out all the other awesome sites with their fun Cinco de Mayo printables! There are so really great ones there!

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#1) {The Dating Divas} – Darling “Cinco De Mayo” Printable Photoshoot Props that will keep your whole family entertained!

#2) {Somewhat Simple} – Adorable Mini Pinatas – perfect for decorating or using as placecards, invites or party favors for your next Cinco De Mayo party!

#3) {Whipperberry} – A festive sign to welcome your guests to your Cinco de Mayo FIESTA!

#4) {Crafting Chicks} – Printable Place Settings for your Cinco De Mayo family dinner party.

#5) {Tatertots & Jello} – Colorful square pennants and flags to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

#6) {L’il Luna} – Super cute and colorful Cinco de Mayo subway art.

#7) {My Sister’s Suitcase} – Fresh & easy guacamole recipe.

#8) {I Heart Nap Time} – Darling “Fiesta” banner for your Cinco De Mayo party!

#9) {The 36th Avenue} – Have a FIESTA this Cinco de Mayo with these Party Printables!

#10) {Paging Supermom} – Uno, Dos, Tres… count in Spanish with these colorful and fun flashcards that can also be strung as garland for Cinco de Mayo!

#11) {The TomKat Studio} – Perfect cupcake recipe + free printable chevron flags for Cinco de Mayo!

#12) {The Idea Room} – Fun and colorful printables for a simple Cinco de Mayo gift or party table decoration.

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Homemade Lemonade Gift Kit and Printables

I recently teamed up with ELEVEN other bloggers to bring you a fun NEW series each and every month. Each month we will collaborate around a fun theme and offer TWELVE different FREE printables for your personal use.

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This month, our Printable Blog Hop theme is “Spring”! Each blogger is sharing their printables on their own sites. So be sure to hop on over to their respective sites using the links below and check them out. They are all sharing some really fun ideas!

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I decided to make a Lemonade Kit gift idea. This is so simple, but a really fun gift to give and receive. The gift includes everything you need to be able to whip up some amazing Homemade Lemonade. Simply gather up the following supplies:

  • Glass Pitcher (I found mine at Home Goods for $7.99)
  • 6-7 fresh Lemons
  • 1 cup Sugar (in a plastic baggie)
  • Baker’s twine
  • free printables

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I placed the bag of sugar in the bottom of the pitcher and then filled it up with the lemons. Then I simply attached the printable Homemade Lemonade Kit Label and the Recipe to the outside of the pitcher. You will want to include these so that the gift recipient can be able to make the Homemade Lemonade by following the directions and just adding water.

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I also made some printable Homemade Lemonade Labels for some cute Lemonade jars if you would like to use those as well. You could give a couple of the empty glasses with the Homemade Lemonade Kit or just make the Lemonade and give away some jars of Homemade Lemonade.

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A simple and easy gift that anyone would love to receive. I know I would! I think I will be giving these away as teacher gifts at the end of the school year. A great way to say goodbye to school and welcome the summer!

Now…Be sure to head on over to these other amazing sites and check out their fun printables!

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#1) {The Dating Divas} – A fun, flirty, and FREE printable card to give to your man this Spring.

#2) {Somewhat Simple} – The Earth Laughs In Flowers: Free Printable art in 3 colors to choose from.

#3) {Whipperberry} – April showers bring May flowers printable sign for your Spring home decor.

#4) {Crafting Chicks} – A Spring Time Fun Checklist to check off your spring time plans!

#5) {Tatertots & Jello} – “Happy Spring” (Neighbor) gift tags

#6) {L’il Luna} – Spring Cleaning Prints

#7) {My Sister’s Suitcase} – “Bloom and Grow” tag that is perfect for a gift of Spring Flowers!

#8) {I Heart Nap Time} – A darling tag that is sure to dress up any gift – big or small!

#9) {The 36th Avenue} – “Spring is in the Air” Printable and cute gift tags.

#10) {Paging Supermom} – Say “Hello!” to Spring. Frame and embellish this cheerful printable, available in three sizes.

#11) {The TomKat Studio} – Simply pretty printable Mother’s Day card + gift tags.

#12) {The Idea Room} – Homemade Lemonade Gift Kit with free labels and printables.

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To get the Homemade Lemonade Kit Printables click on the following link. Then click on “Previous Downloads”.

{Homemade Lemonade Kit Printables and Labels}

*If you are not a fan of The Idea Room on Facebook, you will need to click like first and become a fan. After you become a fan you will need to click on “Get your free gift” in the upper right hand corner of the Idea Room FB page and then click on “Previous Downloads”.

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What do you think? Are you excited for this new series? I know I am!

If you liked this you may also enjoy the following past posts:

Homemade Bath Salts

Lemon Sugar Scrub

Homemade Lemonade Soap

Frozen Lemonade

 

Easter Bunny Cotton Tails

The winner of the Origami Owl Giveaway was announced and Bekki Johnson, a Leading Designer for Origami Owl, would love to offer The Idea Room readers a 10% discount on items in her shop.  Just send Bekki an email at {[email protected]} and she will get you taken care of.

I have a fantastic giveaway that was planned for today…but we had some technical issues so I will be sharing that one later this week when we get them resolved.  So…I am sharing this fun and simple Easter Printable that I had planned on sharing with you Friday.

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Are you a cotton candy fan?  I am not a huge fan of it…but when the kids get some at the Amusement Park I always tend to grab a small bite for old times sake.  As it reminds me of my childhood.

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When I spied a little package of Cotton Candy in the Easter Candy Aisle I realized they would be perfect as Easter Bunny Tails.  And with my new found printable obsession…I wanted to make them for a simple Easter gift idea.

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The particular Cotton Candy I used was in a Hello-Kitty pink package.  But I have seen Cotton Candy in various forms in a lot of other stores like Wal-Mart and Fresh Market Stores.

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Simply print out the Easter Bunny Cotton Tail Bag Toppers and attach them to your bagged Cotton Candy and you are good to go.  I used the larger gift bags that are about 4 inches in width.  So these tags will fit those bags perfectly.  If you can’t find that size of bag, you can print these at a smaller size to fit your needs.

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Please read directions here before trying to get access to the printable.  I have a lot of people asking me how to get them.

You will need to go through my FB page to gain access to them.  If you are not a fan of The Idea Room, you will need to like the page first and then click on {Previous Downloads} to gain access to the printables.

*click here for printable download:

Easter Bunny Cotton Tail Bag Toppers

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Are you a Cotton Candy fan?

Leprechaun Gift

As promised, I have another St. Patrick’s Day gift idea to share with you today.  These are pretty simple and make a easy gift to give to brighten someone’s day.  These are a spin off of my Father’s Day Soda Bottle Covers I shared a couple of years ago.  Do any of you remember those?

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I simply took a bottle of Sprite and made this little Leprechaun Bottle cover to attach to the bottle.

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Since I didn’t want to be able to see the Sprite Label on the top of the bottle, I simply cut out a piece of scrapbook paper and wrapped it around the top and glued it into place.

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Then I decided to wrap a strip of white cardstock around the middle of the bottle and add one of the labels from the Rainbow in a Jar gifts that I shared the other day.

I also came up with a printable label for the Leprechaun Sprite bottle if you would like to use those to give with your little gift bottle.

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You could also use the Leprechaun heads for the Rainbow in a Jar gifts as well.  Simply adjust the white head band smaller or cut it out larger depending on the size of the jar you are using.

Or….wrap them around your glasses or napkins on your St. Patrick’s Day table. That is what I will be doing for our dinner table this coming Sunday. It adds just a simple festive touch to your St. Patrick’s Day dinner table.

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I will be providing you with the free downloads of the St. Patrick’s Day printables for a few days before I move them over to my store.  So be sure to grab them if you want to use them.

You will need to go through my FB page to gain access to them.  If you are not a fan of The Idea Room, you will need to like the page first and then click on {Previous Downloads} to gain access to the printables.

Click here for the printables: 

St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Heads and Sprite Printables

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How will you use the Leprechaun Head?  That sounds creepy…but you know what I mean…right?!

Easter Bunny Gift Jars & Labels

Last week, I shared with you these fun little Easter Gift Ideas.  Today I want to share with you how I made them and provide you with the free labels and bunny ear patterns.

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Since I know many of you will want to know where I got the jars, they are Starbucks Frappucino Bottles that came in a four pack from Target.  I collect these jars and use them for all sorts of fun projects.

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Then I wash them out and sterilize them in the dishwasher.  I also usually spray paint the lids white.  Since the weather has been so cold and snowy here, I was not able to spray paint the lids but had one spray painted lid laying around.

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Then I cut out some bunny ears and attached them to the rim of the glass bottle.  I used some pink polka dot cardstock to make the inner ear.

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And I also made some cute Easter labels on my Silhouette and printed and cut them out and attached them to the bottles.  I printed them out onto Silhouette’s white sticker paper.  But you can also print them out on white cardstock, cut them out with scissors and then glue them onto the jar with a glue stick.

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Fill the jars with some Easter candy or use them to serve Easter drinks in at your Easter Party or Easter Dinner.  Click on the image or links below to get access to the printables.  You will have to Like The Idea Room on Facebook.  Then click on the “Get Your Free Gift” link and on “Previous Downloads”.

I apologize for the extra steps but I have had a lot of trouble with others posting my printables and the links to them on their own websites.  I will also offer this printable free for a few days and then will move it into my Idea Room Store where it will then be sold.  So if you want to use you be sure to get it now.  I will be sharing a post later about why I have made the decision to start moving my printables into my shop after offering it free for the first couple of days.

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Easter Bunny Gift Jar Labels

Easter Bunny Gift Jar Bunny Ears

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I hope you enjoy these and would love to know if any of you end up making these this year.  And…just in case you want to partake of the Silhouette Promotion this month, you can get it by clicking on the following link and using the discount code IDEAROOM.

 

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Tic-Tacs Tik-Tok Valentine

Here is another quick and easy homemade Valentine’s Day gift.  This is another simple one that you can simply print the label and paste it right over the existing label of a box of Tic Tac’s.

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It doesn’t get any simpler than that does it?  These could be fun to give to your teacher or your significant other alone or in a gift basket.

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And, of course I am sharing my free labels with you.  Simply click on the image of the label below.  This will take you to my FB download page if you are already an Idea Room FB fan.  Then click on previous downloads.  There you will find the labels to download.

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If you aren’t an Idea Room FB fan, the link will take you to my FB page which you must like first.  Then click on Get Your Free Gift in the upper right hand corner of my FB page.  Click Previous Downloads.

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I have a couple more simple gift ideas coming this week and then I promise to move on to some bigger and better home décor items.  Is anyone else getting tired of the cold at your house?  I have been so unmotivated because it has been so frigid over here!  My pipe in my kitchen sink even froze.  If you follow me on FB you know that we were luckily able to get the pipe to thaw slowly, saving us from a burst pipe.  Thank Goodness!  Those are not fun!

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