‘Tis the season for fireworks and barbecues! Between Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day, my favorite way to commemorate the summer holiday season is with some good grilled food followed by fireworks with my favorite people.
Around this time of year there is no shortage of red, white and blue plates, napkins, cups, etc., but for this month’s collaboration with Canon, we’ve made some festive printables to help take your backyard barbecue to the next level. Our free printable Patriotic Party Pack includes 5 pages of red, white, and blue Americana decor for your next summer party:
a cake topper,
2 different fillable invitations to customize with your party details,
and firecracker party favors.
All of these printables are super easy to assemble and no one will know you didn’t have to spend money on them! Just download and print the free printable patriotic party pack here (and then say that ten times fast 😉 and start assembling.
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Cupcake Toppers (page 1)
For the cupcake toppers, simply cut out the flag shapes, fold in half and attach a toothpick inside. You can use tape, hot glue, or whatever you have on hand.
Cake Topper (page 1)
The cake topper is even easier! Cut out the shape and attach to two sticks of some kind. We used bamboo skewers (since you might have some extras from your barbecue menu) or you could use cute striped paper straws like these or these, lollipop sticks like these, etc.
Patriotic Bunting (page 2)
The firecracker bunting requires only cutting and stringing it up. We used miniature clothes pins like these we used for the rainbow Instagram collage to make it super quick and cute, but there are tons of options! You could punch holes in both corners of the short end of the pennant and lace the string through or place a dab of hot glue on the back of each pennant to attach it to the string. You can also use whatever kind of string you want from cotton string, bakers’ twine, ribbon, lace, yarn, or jute twine.
Customizable Party Invitations (pages 3-4)
Let us do the work of making your party invitations! We’ve included a specific 4th of July invitation or a more general patriotic invitation, since the best summers have more than just one party! The file is customizable, so you can open the pdf and fill in each form field, then simply print as many as you need. There are four invites per page, but to make it even easier you only have to fill in the fields one time – they will automatically copy to the other invites. Or if you prefer to hand write your own information in you can just print and cut along the dotted lines.
Printable Firecracker Party Favors (page 5)
Whether you use these firecracker printables as party favors or as part of your table centerpieces, they are sure to be a hit! You can fill them with sweets or little toys and guests will be so pleased when they pull the tissue paper bottoms off to reveal their little treasures.
To assemble the firecrackers you will need the printable page, scissors, double-stick tape or glue, a hot glue gun, string, and some tissue paper. After printing, cut out the parts for the firecrackers; each firecracker has a rectangle for the body and a semicircle for the cone nose. Then, cut a piece of 4″x4″ tissue paper for each firecracker. Fold each tissue paper square in half. Take one of the rectangle printable pieces and affix the folded edge of the tissue paper to one of the long sides of the rectangle using double-stick tape or glue.
Next, roll the rectangle and attached tissue paper into a cylinder. Secure the short edges of the rectangle together using hot glue to form the cylinder.
Then tie a piece of string around the tissue paper to form the bottom of the firecracker. At this point you can fill the cylinder with candy or whatever treasures you can fit. Be sure not to overfill the cylinder since you will be putting hot glue along the top edge of the paper.
To finish the firecracker, roll a semi-circle printable piece into a cone and secure with hot glue. Then put a bead of hot glue across the top edge of the paper cylinder and attach the cone.
What parties do you have planned this summer? Let us know how you use these printables! Share your pictures with us by tagging us on social media with #imaremodelaholic and #craftywithcanon or share your pics here. And don’t forget to go grab this set of 10 holiday art printables for easy swappable seasonal decor!
We are so happy to be partering with Canon to show you fun and easy print-at-home projects. Please help us share the word about these fabulous projects! And if you’re looking for a great home printer, be sure to check out the new TS series — these printers are powerful but compact, plus they’ll look great in your home office!