My favorite crafts and DIY are the ones that don’t take long, aren’t expensive, and yet look like they took forever and cost a small fortune. In other words, I like to make the most impact with as little time and expense as I can pull off. And then, I like to tell you how you can create it yourself. This project will help you put together an entire star spangled patriotic theme for your 4th of July party this year! It’s such an easy idea, yet the impact is huge!
Before I begin with my instructions, you may wonder why I chose Krazy glue instead of hot glue. Let me explain what I’ve found the benefits are of this product. First of all, Krazy glue claims it’s Krazy strong, Krazy fast, and it really, really is.
The new craft gel formula enables crafters to glue vertical surfaces with no runny mess and fill in gaps when bonding mismatched surfaces. On past projects when gluing wood to wood, I either ran into very slow drying time, or if I used hot glue for speed, it didn’t hold well. In fact, Krazy Glue works on so many different surfaces, it’s a win win for crafters. When a product works on wood, porcelain, pottery, plastic, rubber, metal and glass, or vinyl, it basically eliminates the need for glue guns and other expensive tools. And best yet, no worries because the Skin Guard™ formula delays skin bonding which gives you extra working time before the glue dries.
I’m so excited about how great this project turned out and how easy it is. Your friends and family will look at it and think you put tons of time, work, and thought into it. Don’t worry, it can be our secret that everything can be finished in about an hour.
Even better, there’s only one set of instructions and many different project uses.
For this Patriotic tablescape I’m showing you how to create-
- Floral picks for your centerpiece
- Swizzle sticks (drink stirrers)
- Cupcake toppers
But really, the sky is the limit, and the idea can be used for any party or theme.
First things first, decide how many of each item you want and cut the wood skewers accordingly. I used regular home scissors to trim them. For the floral picks, leave the skewers full length. For the swizzle sticks (fancy name for drink stirrers) cut 1/4 off the top. Save this piece though because you can use it for the cupcake toppers. Last, figure out how many cupcake toppers you need and cut the skewers into fourths accordingly. Don’t forget you already have a few pieces the correct length left over from the stirrers.
Now, it’s time to use the Krazy Glue craft gel to glue a variety of stars into whichever design you like onto the tops of the sticks. Glue the stick directly to the back of the wood stars. If you use the felt stars, glue them back to back to cover the stick.
Make sure when you’re finished you have a great variety. If no two fireworks are the same, why should your stars be?
Once I finished all my sticks, I even added a few drops of Krazy Glue to some leftover stars and added them to the corners of a rustic wooden box that holds my mason jars and flowers. This was the perfect final touch that anchored the entire star spangled theme.
With just about an hour of your time, a bit of Krazy Glue, and a few simple items you now have a 4th of July tablescape to be proud of!
Crafts anyone can create using products that work like they’re supposed to are exactly what I want you to find here.
What types of Krazy Glue projects have you tackled?