4th-of-July-Licorice-Display

We have a super easy do it yourself today just in time for the 4th of July. We discovered a fun way to add pattern and color to candy!

Separate the paper ribbon so that it is in strips, set stack of candy (in this case we used our favorite, red vines) on top of ribbon and begin rolling paper around candy and seal off with tape, washi tape or stickers.

And presto, you have one fire cracking display cute enough for any 4th of July party!

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Posted on June 28th, 2014 at 2:37 pm
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Smores-Gift-Box-How-To

Get clever this week and start making up some smore’s kits for all those patriotic parties you are headed to. Or if you are hosting a 4th of July party, look to put together these easy red, white and blue smore’s kits as gifts for the guests.

Our inspiration for this very easy, do-it-yourself project started earlier this week when we spotted some very cute printables over on the Anders Ruff site. If you have not ordered printables from them before, the creative folks at Anders Ruff makes it slick! We had our red, white and blue printables in minutes. Be sure to check out all the additional items they carry to make your patriotic bash a firecracking event!

And for more red, white and blue ideas from blumebox, click on over here.

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Posted on June 20th, 2014 at 3:24 pm
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4th-of-july-bandan-wrapped-silverware-caddy

Ready for this super easy “Do It Yourself” project for the 4th of July?

Wrap a blumebox (or any old box you happen to have at home) with a bandana, tie off with raffia and fill with silverware!

There you have it . . . a silverware caddy for your 4th of July tables!

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Posted on July 3rd, 2013 at 8:26 am
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4th-of-July-Pinwheel-Centerpiece

Summer has officially started, and we are a week away from celebrating our nation’s birthday!

What are you doing to ring in the 4th of July this year? No doubt there will be red, white and blue in your party planning! For fun, festive, quick and easy centerpieces for your tables, check out this pinwheel centerpiece tutorial by customer, Occasionary Co.

To see more of Occasionary’s party boxes (Fiesta, Mimosa, Aloha) , check out their website.

And for more festive red, white and blue patriotic ideas and inspiration, click on over to our red, white and blue  Blumebox Pinterest

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Posted on June 24th, 2013 at 10:01 am
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With 4th of July nearing, we saw it as the perfect opportunity to make some gummy candy skewers. And we could not be happier with the results!

For the candy kebabs, we scored the sweets in the bulk bins, while shopping at Win Co. They had an end cap of patriotic candy that was perfect for these sweet and sour skewers! With wooden kebab sticks, we proceeded to build the skewer, making each one slightly different. And for those of you who can’t be bothered with making your own, look to Sweets Indeed!

To hold these delectable kebabs, we used a 4″ red burst blumebox and a cake pop insert did the trick! We leaned on Martha Stewart to offer up some patriotic pizazz, who has this great printable star template, that we printed onto vinyl.

Super easy, super cute and super patriotic!

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Posted on June 26th, 2012 at 11:55 am
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