Lifesaver Firecrackers

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Make your holiday more special with these fast, easy and VERY inexpensive 4th of July favors. These are Lifesaver candies with the wrappers removed and replaced with a new hand-stamped wrapper. The red/white striped firecracker is the hand-stamped version of the group with the stripes image and the star image both from one of my favorite rubberstamp companies, DRS Designs. Perfect for this project!! (a link to the DRS website is on the sidebar of this blog). After I made the new wrapper, I attached it to the roll of Lifesavers and lastly, poked a hole in the end of the roll and inserted 4" lengths of foil garland inside the hole.

As a note, some of the other firecrackers were made from regular PVC pipe lengths that I had laying around in the garage (very frugal crafter here). I covered them with aluminum foil and also stuffed some foil inside the PVC pipe too. (The inside of the pipe has to have something of substance so that the wired foil garland~or string in some cases~be poked into it. I covered the firecracker with regular background papers.

Potholder Notes

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Here are more of the Potholder Note projects. These were the examples I had displayed on the set during the segment of the show, "Your Life A to Z". (for information "How To", please scroll down to the previous Potholder Notes project). All of the images and background papers are from Yvonne Albritton Designs, who has an amazing selection of food related stamps and background papers just PERFECT for this adorable project!!!And every project can be made more customized by adding the perfect theme button from Shellys Buttons and More!!(click on the link on the sidebar of this blog to visit the Yvonne Albritton and Shellys Buttons and More websites!!).