Monday, June 13, 2016

Make It - Fourth of July Treat Boxes

Now that my kids are a bit older, we have started a yearly tradition of going to see the "BIG" fireworks on the Fourth of July. Last year we found our new favorite spot not far from our house where everyone can bring picnic blankets and chairs and there is live music leading up to the firework show. There are also people with tents set up selling everything from clothing to wood rocking chairs to food. After standing in line for a ridiculously long time for a bag of popcorn for my "starving" children, I decided I would come prepared this year with my own fireworks treat boxes made with adhesive vinyl from Expressions Vinyl.

4th of July Kids treat boxes to take while watching fireworks, DIY picnic baskets, crafts, vinyl, adhesive vinyl, treat boxes, kid summer fun, silhouette cameo


4th of July Kids treat boxes to take while watching fireworks, DIY picnic baskets, crafts, vinyl, adhesive vinyl, treat boxes, kid summer fun, silhouette cameo

I began with standard white 4 pack bottle boxes from the craft store and used red and blue vinyl to deck out the boxes with 4th of July goodness. I then stuffed the boxes with all sorts of treats. Follow along for the tutorial on making your own treat boxes complete with silhouette cut files.
 The Supplies:
  •  Indoor Adhesive Vinyl 
  • 4 Pack Bottle Carrier (you can get them here or I found some for less at the craft store)
  • Vinyl Cutting machine like the Silhouette Cameo
  • Silhouette Cut Files (Firework, Party)
  • Little containers, snacks, drink bottles (mine are from the Target dollar spot), glow sticks, poppers, etc...
Begin by cutting out your vinyl using the cut files above or making your own design. I decided to go with two fun song lyrics for my boxes. You can also cut out a few firework shapes and stars to fill in spots.

4th of July Kids treat boxes to take while watching fireworks, DIY picnic baskets, crafts, vinyl, adhesive vinyl, treat boxes, kid summer fun, silhouette cameo

Once you have your vinyl cut out, weed out the negative space and use your transfer paper to adhere the vinyl to the boxes.

4th of July Kids treat boxes to take while watching fireworks, DIY picnic baskets, crafts, vinyl, adhesive vinyl, treat boxes, kid summer fun, silhouette cameo


 Once you have added all your vinyl to the boxes, set them up and fill with all your goodies. I added a few red, white, and blue candies, a pack of glow sticks, a drink bottle that I will fill with juice on the big day, a container of popcorn. I may also get a few snaps or confetti poppers to add in once the fireworks stands open up.

4th of July Kids treat boxes to take while watching fireworks, DIY picnic baskets, crafts, vinyl, adhesive vinyl, treat boxes, kid summer fun, silhouette cameo
4th of July Kids treat boxes to take while watching fireworks, DIY picnic baskets, crafts, vinyl, adhesive vinyl, treat boxes, kid summer fun, silhouette cameo

I think the kids will love having their own little box of fun and snacks during the firework show, don't you? I may have to even make an adult version stocked with grown up goodies!

4th of July Kids treat boxes to take while watching fireworks, DIY picnic baskets, crafts, vinyl, adhesive vinyl, treat boxes, kid summer fun, silhouette cameo


4th of July Kids treat boxes to take while watching fireworks, DIY picnic baskets, crafts, vinyl, adhesive vinyl, treat boxes, kid summer fun, silhouette cameo

Special thanks to Expressions Vinyl for providing the vinyl that I used to decorate the treat boxes, and for sponsoring the $100 gift card giveaway that you can enter below through rafflecopter. But before entering, be sure to check out all the other red, white, and blue vinyl ideas from my blog friends below.
    red white and blue vinyl roundup
    1. Patriotic shirt by Pitter and Glink
    2. Treat boxes from a Kailo Chic Life
    3. Wall art from Sweet Rose Studio
    4. Easy Diy shirt from A Crafted Sparrow
    5. Star vinyl sign from Crafting in the Rain
    6. America Pillow from Kiki & Company
    7. Land that I love from 733 blog
    8. 4th of July Smores kit from A Pumpkin and a Princess
    9. Firework Tank from Artsy Fartsy Mama
    10. Festive Popsicle bucket from Doodlecraft
    11. Polka Dot Mason Jar from MM Scrap Shoppe
    12. Little Sparkler shirt from Made to be a Momma
    13. Star Confetti Balloons from Sugar Bee Crafts
    14. Embroidery Hoop America from A Girl and a Glue Gun
    15. Suspender onesie from Silhouette School


    4th of July Kids treat boxes to take while watching fireworks, DIY picnic baskets, crafts, vinyl, adhesive vinyl, treat boxes, kid summer fun, silhouette cameo

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