Craft: 4th of July Centerpiece with Twizzlers

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The 4th of July has always been one of my favorite holidays. I have fond memories of heading to the firework stand with my dad and picking out the largest box of fireworks that I could possibly carry. The entire family would gather at my grandparents house for a barbecue. My cousin and I would play with snappers, usually me running away from him aiming them at my legs, as we waited for the sun to set. Once the moon appeared, we’d take turns picking which firework to light next. The fireworks lit up the night’s sky and there was just something magical about it all. 

With my extended family in another state, we spend a lot of our holidays with our neighbors. They’ve turned into our adopted family and I’m grateful that we can create so many memories together. We’re spending the 4th together again this year and with some help from my favorite Twizzlers candy, I crafted up a patriotic centerpiece for the occasion. So easy to make and you can snack on the Twizzlers in between sparklers. This would also make for a cute hostess gift idea if you are headed to an Independence Day barbecue. 

MATERIALS

Strawberry Twizzlers
Tall Mason Jar or Vase
Red, White and Blue Tissue Paper
Scissors
Floral Wire
Twizzlers Cherry Bites (for snacking)

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INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1: Head to Walmart to purchase project supplies. You can find Twizzlers in the candy aisle.

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Step 2: Layer Twizzlers Twists in the jar or vase as shown in the photo below. 

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Step 3: To create a tissue paper flower, cut 8 5 x 5 inch squares out of tissue paper. Layer them on top of each other and fold like an accordion. Fold a floral wire stem in half and twist around the middle of the folds. Cut the ends into “V” shapes. Fan out and carefully peel one layer of tissue paper up at a time. Fluff out and place in the jar. 

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Step 4: Continue making tissue paper flowers until the jar is full. I made around 10 flowers to fill my jar.

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Step 5: Snack on Twizzlers Cherry Bites and display your patriotic centerpiece or give as a gift!

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I’ve shared how we’re incorporating Twizzlers candy into our 4th of July celebrations, what are your 4th of July plans? Leave a comment and let me know!

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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!

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