Tutorial: This Box Contains a Popping Good Time for 4th of July

Snap! Pop! Bam! When I think of summer, visions of pool splashing, 4th of July barbecues and night-filled fireworks cross my mind. I remember playing with sparklers and snappers as a child and the tradition has continued with my girls. What fun it is to grab a handful of snappers, throw them to the ground and watch a child smile with delight.

When it was time to make a 4th of July craft, I thought of my girls and decided to decorate a box for the snappers using a wooden tea box.


Glue Dots© (Mini, Craft, Pop Up)
wooden tea box
corrugated cardboard
white cardstock
Creative Imaginations cardstock & diecuts (Super Hero)
October Afternoon cardstock & arrow sticker (Boarding Pass)
edge distresser
white acrylic paint

4th of July Craft Tutorial: Pop-Its Box

1. Cut two pieces of corrugated cardboard (1 3/8 x 3 13/16"). 
Tear off top layer and paint the cardboard edges white using acrylic paint. Set aside to dry.

2. Trim cardstock to fit the wooden tea box. Distress edges to expose the white layer.

3. Create two 2 1/2" white banner strips and fold in half.

4. Attach cardstock, corrugated cardboard and embellishments to wooden tea box
 using assorted Glue Dots©.

5. Open the box and carefully fill it with snappers.

Set this project out at a 4th of July party and the kids will surely have a popping good time. I know my girls can't wait to dig in! ~Danielle

Related Glue Dots Tutorials:

Father's Day Cassette Tape Card (many of the same supplies as the project above)

Disclosure: This blog post was written while participating on the Glue Dots design team.