Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | Bubbles & Fizz for Australia Day – Part 4
Welcome to the last instalment in my Bubbles & Fizz Australia Day series. Today’s project is a really quick and easy holder to dress up the humble sparkler and make them the highlight of the celebration.
I remember these from my own childhood and the excitement we felt, waiting for nighttime when we could finally light them and create magical pictures from golden sparkles. On a more sensible note -now that I’m a
boring responsible adult – these holders could easily be adapted to hold skinny glow sticks, which are admittedly safer, but not anywhere near as magical 😉
To make the base of the holders I cut cardstock 1- 1/2″ wide x 25cm long and adhered a 1″ x 6″ piece of Bubbles & Fizz DSP (that was left over from the mini bags, remember) to the top in the centre.
I had created a template from some scrap cardstock earlier to work out where I needed to punch my holes to hold the sparklers and used this to punch them out of the base. The holes are hidden behind the belly band – good to cover mistakes, not so good for photos, oops 🙂 and I punched three. One larger one using my Crop-o-dile that both the sparklers go through and two smaller ones using the 1/16″ Handheld Circle Punch for the bottoms to poke through.
If you were going to use glow sticks I’d use glue dots or removable adhesive to keep them in place behind the belly band, holes would distort the base too much.
The belly band is 3″ x 3-1/2″ and I simply wrapped it firmly around the sparklers and adhered it at the back. It is an essential part of this holder as it helps to keep the sparklers flat, covers the holes and provides a reasonably flat surface for any embellishment.
I used the Labeler Alphabet and coordinating ink to stamp “sparkle and” onto Whisper White cardstock scraps, trimmed them and adhered to the belly band. “Shine” was die cut from Gold Glimmer Paper using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, the actual die cut says sunshine, but I just cut the “sun” part away.
I wanted just a smidge more sparkle so die cut some small stars using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and added a couple to the top of each holder. This is really optional and you could use a small punch or even some of the Metallic Enamel Shapes instead, I just like the sparkle 🙂
Well, that’s it for this simple project, these would look gorgeous piled up in a basket or vase and are perfect for portion control – we’ve all had the kids who grab 20 instead of just one 🙂 I hope you enjoyed my mini-series and even if you don’t celebrate Australia Day, these projects could be used for any celebration and if you don’t have the Labeler Alphabet – get it! – it’s a must for creating your own sentiments 🙂
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