This past Sunday, Father's Day, my church passed out a roll of Lifesavers to all the dad's. I had kind of forgotten about it until this morning when I noticed the un-opened roll of treats in my husbands church bag. When I saw them I was reminded of a fun craft you can make with a roll of Lifesavers.
Actually, there are a ton of fun things you can do them but since the 4th of July is coming up, I thought I'd share how to make firecrackers. And, before we go any farther, I can't take any credit for this idea, I stumbled upon this idea way back in 2008 on another craft site. I did a search to see if I could remember where I first saw it but I can't find it. Regardless, it's a fun idea and worth passing along. Thank you to who ever had the original idea - it's awesome!
Here's what you do...
1- With something sharp, poke a hole in the packaging on each end of the roll. You want the hole to go through where the hole in the candy would be. Then set aside.
2- Prep your wire. I just cut a really long piece and then I folded it over a few times. Set that aside as well.
3- Go back to you Lifesaver roll and decorate the outside. I just cut a small piece of scrapbook paper to size, secured it in place and then I added some punched stars. Easy. (You can see a second version below)
4- Take your wire bundle and thread it through the center hole. Leave most of it sticking out at the top.
5 & 6 - Once you've threaded the wire through, and most of it is sticking out at the top, turn the roll over. You should have only a small amount of wire showing on the bottom. Fold those edges over, pressing them flat up again the end of the roll. If needed you can add a small piece of tape to hold them in place.
7- Next punch out some stars and secure them to the wire. I actually punched out multiple stars so that I could "sandwich" the wire in between them. That way, if you turned a star over, you wouldn't see the wire behind it, instead you'd see another star. Does that make sense?
Such a fun, each project and a great little treat to help you celebrate the upcoming holiday! Plus, if you aren't a fan of the wire, you could always use gold pipe cleaners or do like my friend did, and use gold tulle.