i should be mopping the floor: Patriotic Glassine Confetti Packets

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Patriotic Glassine Confetti Packets

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The fourth is comin', y'all! And I have a kiddo who is not into fireworks. The sounds, the sparks...it's just not his thang. I thought I'd come up with an alternative so he can enjoy the fanfare and sparkle of the FOJ, too. These Patriotic Glassine Confetti Packets have already been tried out and loved by my kiddo. They're the perfect addition to any fourth of July celebration.
Patriotic Glassine Confetti Packets | Make these fun packets as Fourth of July party favors or alternative to traditional fireworks and sparklers.
I made these glassine packets from wax paper that I just ran through the sewing machine.
Just rip and SPRINKLE the fun everywhere! 

Check out the complete tutorial below.

Patriotic Glassine Confetti Packets | Make these fun packets as Fourth of July party favors or alternative to traditional fireworks and sparklers.
These are simple to make gobs of, too...perfect for favors at your fourth of July party.


Patriotic Glassine Confetti Packets | Make these fun packets as Fourth of July party favors or alternative to traditional fireworks and sparklers.
This probably seems a little much (honestly, sometimes I'm a little much, y'all), but I made my own confetti, too...well, I at least doctored up some existing confetti with printed stars I punched out of a fine-print patriotic paper. The paper is available below for a free download.

I also used THIS star-shaped paper punch I grabbed over on Amazon (it's my favorite craft punch brand). And THIS shiny confetti to mix in with my punched stars (also available on Amazon).
Patriotic Glassine Confetti Packets | Make these fun packets as Fourth of July party favors or alternative to traditional fireworks and sparklers.
I specifically made the above design to use in the confetti. It's a much smaller print than standard scrapbook paper...making it ideal for punching out confetti. 
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE CONFETTI PAPER.

Patriotic Glassine Confetti Packets | Make these fun packets as Fourth of July party favors or alternative to traditional fireworks and sparklers.
Cut the paper into 1" strips and punch, punch, punch.

Patriotic Glassine Confetti Packets | Make these fun packets as Fourth of July party favors or alternative to traditional fireworks and sparklers.
Mix with the sparkly confetti and it's a fun little party.

Patriotic Glassine Confetti Packets | Make these fun packets as Fourth of July party favors or alternative to traditional fireworks and sparklers.
To assemble the Patriotic Glassine Confetti Packets, you can grab the free printable CELEBRATE tags below, some thread, and your confetti...and your favorite roll of wax paper.
Patriotic Glassine Confetti Packets | Make these fun packets as Fourth of July party favors or alternative to traditional fireworks and sparklers.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE CELEBRATE TAGS.


Patriotic Glassine Confetti Packets | Make these fun packets as Fourth of July party favors or alternative to traditional fireworks and sparklers.
Cut your wax paper into 3"x5" rectangles.
You'll need two per packet.

Patriotic Glassine Confetti Packets | Make these fun packets as Fourth of July party favors or alternative to traditional fireworks and sparklers.
It's easier to cut wax paper on a self healing mat with a craft knife and straight edge...it tends to rip and wrinkle with scissors. I busted out my quilting ruler thingy for this. 

Patriotic Glassine Confetti Packets | Make these fun packets as Fourth of July party favors or alternative to traditional fireworks and sparklers.
Stack two wax paper rectangles on top of each other.

Patriotic Glassine Confetti Packets | Make these fun packets as Fourth of July party favors or alternative to traditional fireworks and sparklers.
Stack the CELEBRATE tag on top of the wax paper stack. 

Patriotic Glassine Confetti Packets | Make these fun packets as Fourth of July party favors or alternative to traditional fireworks and sparklers.
I used the zig zag stitch on my sewing machine to close the packets on three sides (leave one larger side open). Be super careful and make sure your machine is okay with stitching paper...you can end up with a birds' nest of thread if you're not careful.

I put the red thread in the bobbin and blue on top...then flipped my packets over to alternate the colors on the sides and top and bottom of the packets.

Patriotic Glassine Confetti Packets | Make these fun packets as Fourth of July party favors or alternative to traditional fireworks and sparklers.
Fill with confetti and stitch up the open side. 

Patriotic Glassine Confetti Packets | Make these fun packets as Fourth of July party favors or alternative to traditional fireworks and sparklers.
Time to party, y'all!

Patriotic Glassine Confetti Packets | Make these fun packets as Fourth of July party favors or alternative to traditional fireworks and sparklers.
Are you ready for the fourth of July?






1 comment:

  1. Great tip with the coloured bobbin thread, I was just thinking could you really be bothered to switch the thread colour out half way through! You are a genius!

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