4th of July table goodies with a vintage touch.

Posted by Michelle on July 1st, 2011 . Filed under: Design Team Work, GCD Studios, Gift Packaging, Glue Dots, It's in the Bag!, Papertrey Ink .

TGIF!  So happy for today:  I get my stitches out this morning; yay!!  And and and! – I’ve got some super fun 4th of July table decorations/treats to share with you that I made using a boatload of Glue Dots, and the bevy of Funhouse papers and embellies that my sweet friends over at GCD Studios sent me.

Crunch bars are the perfect colors for 4th of July sweet treats: the classic primary shades of red, white and blue.  I wrapped them each in vintage book print (more about that another day) and then a strip of patterned paper from the Funhouse collection, punched out some stars from that same paper and topped with coordinating brads and stickers and ribbons.

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And then, I had been dyyyyyying to use the new little seed packet die from Papertrey Ink.  So I diecut a bunch of them a few weeks ago while sitting in the trailer camping on a rainy weekend.  I topped them with some fun vintage pom poms, some diecut 4s from PTI too, some more punched stars, buttons, great chipboard words from GCD, and pins that I picked up in Mexico for less than $1 per pack.  I dropped blue and red Airhead candies in each as they had that flatness and height to them that I was looking for…in the perfect 4th of July colors too!

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Finally, I made this fun jar filled with Turtles candies.  I had bought a few of the single packs at Target and the chocolate was like…old…you know how it gets chalky and white?  Blech.  So I contacted the fine folks over at DeMets and they sent me coupons for (4) free big size boxes.  So I got these as they were individually wrapped and in muted colors of blue and tan which was perfect to keep up that vintage Americana thing I had going on.  I diecut the banner with PTI dies and the red banner piece in the background is actually a giant playing card (more on that soon too).  I attached my banner pieces to chopsticks, and then dropped in the moustache on a stick that was premade from GCD – little moustaches are so trendy right now!

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5 Responses to 4th of July table goodies with a vintage touch.

  1. Karen Corbett

    What a wonderful group of projects today. It’s definitely “eye candy” along with the real candy!! A perfect combination!! Love all the details and the seed packets with the little pom poms are adorable.
    It’s Canada Day (July 1st) for us, so we’re looking forward to a fun day and fireworks tonight. Have a great week-end and enjoy the festivities on July 4th.

  2. Rebecca G

    Wow! Absolutely gorgeous! I’m going to keep this idea in mind for sure. Great party favors.

  3. Margaret M

    Michelle..love all these projects..what a great variety of candy! I’ve got to try the seed packets!

  4. LorraineN

    Whoa – awesome 4th of July vintage goodies! You’re crazy, girl. So much work & detailing. I love it. My fav is the last one – love those banners in the jar. Beautiful!

  5. Cris Cunningham

    Michelle – I’m speechless. This is the type of decor I would LOVE to have grace my holiday table. This is beautiful!

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