4th of July Creative Endeavor

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I spotted these coin rolls a while back & purchased them thinking

they were quirky for other uses than just "rolling coins"
Wal-mart carries bags of each coin increment so you can choose the
colors you like best. I love the red 1 cent & blue 5 cent.
They are cheap, a dollar or two a bag for many rolls in each.
{Let's make a 4th of July garland}
I then used my cute cupcake liners purchased from
specialty online bake supply shops. These are
pink/cream & red/cream.

I found 1" grosgrain ribbon in my stash and tied a knot on
one end leaving an ample length to string my goodies.

I flattened out the cupcake liners, poked a hole in the middle and put three liners together:
red, pink, red liners
next, red coin roll,
then pink, red, pink liners
then strung a blue coin roll & so on.
Keep stringing until you have desired length.
I haven't finished a complete garland yet so I
decided Mrs. dress form needed a quirky collar.
Why not? She looks festive for any party this 4th.
The coin rolls almost look "fire cracker-ish"!

Happy 4th of July dear friends.

What are your plans this coming weekend?


Jeanneoli said...

We have a huge block party. The kids play and we all hang out in front yards and porches. We will be lucky this year because they brought the fireworks back into our neighborhood...which means I can sit on our front lawn and watch the whole thing. Have a great 4th.