Monday, July 2, 2012

Fireworks and Fun with Helmar and the Red, White and Blue Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Welcome everyone to the second stop to the Helmar Red, White & Blue Blog Hop!

Why Red, White and Blue? Well our Design team is made up of three wonderful countries dawning these colors; Australia, Canada (shy the blue) and America. So grab a glass of your favorite beverage and lets get hopping. You should be coming from Helmar's Blog (the start of the hop) please feel free to fallow my blog or Tweet, FB share or Pinterest share this project. Your next stop on this hop is listed at the bottom of this post.

I am so glad you have stopped by, I have a fun project I think you will love.

Taking some inspiration from Katy Perry... LOL!  This song gets me every time with the video.

Here I go Decorating on a Dollar again! Cans of "trash" and old book pages... left over ribbon scraps and some glue. LOL!

First choose your containers, tear out some old dictionary pages (I chose ones that had words like "Liberty", "United" and "Patriotic") Get some Red, White and Blue ribbon and paint out of your stash and start creating some Helmarific Fireworks!  

Helmar's Craft Glue did the job with a thin layer of this stuff zigzagged across the outside of this Pringles Can, I quickly adhered the dictionary page that was per-measured and cut to fit. Using Helmar's Craft Glue I adhered the rest of the embellishments as well.

I used a wooden skewer to create that lit fuse look on the top with some foil tissue paper and shredding scissors. I glued that through a hole I punched with my Crop-a-dile.

 This is the final project for the hanging fire work. I made this one the same way but the Pringles can is upside down (I didn't have a lid for this one so the streams of torn fabric are glued into the inside of the can (I scratched it up so the glue would have some cardboard to stick to) with Helmar's Craft Glue. Using my Big Bite Crop-a-dile I punched a whole in the side and ran ribbon through it tying a washer to the inside so it would not slip through.

 Here is a shorter, rounder firecracker I created for this set. It is made from a Slimfast can.

Thank you so much for you time this morning, have fun on the rest of the blog hop and fallow me for more great projects and Helmar fun. Your next stop is the fabulous  Michelle Wallace - The art of Scrapbooking!

If you get lost along the way, you will find the order below. Make sure you leave your comments on every stop for your chance to win. We will select 1 Canadian, 1 American, and 1 Australian individual. So that is 3 prizes total. Now lets get hopping.

Helmar Blog
Grace Lauer - Grace's Scrap Attic <--- YOU ARE HERE
Michelle Wallace - The art of Scrapbooking
Lisa Wilkinsom - Create for 7 
Sandie Edwards - Delightfully Crazy too
Kate Vickers - Scrap Station
Susan Weckesser - My Sweet Earth
Rae Cooper - I'll Be Blessed
JJ Sobey - One Good Thing
Amy Lynne Lassiter - Sparkling Gnome
Cindy Royal - Royal Things
Jessica Morales - Kinder Stampo
Erin Morehouse - Girl Paper Scissors
Carisa Zglobicki - Lady Guinevere's inky Faeries

To win the prize for your country you must leave a comment below to enter, don't forget to like this blog also for future projects and more Helmar fun!

Thank you for spending your time today with us and Helmar... hop on to Michelle Wallace - The art of Scrapbooking for the next patriotic inspired Helmarific project!

One last little bit of info we have Kate Nolan-Denham has her Helmar live UStream class at 7EST TONIGHT! She has another great class this week. Come see what she will be creating Be there at 7PM EST!!!
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  1. These turned out so pretty..what a beautiful and creative idea.

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  3. Wow Grace they are awesome reminds me of the crackers we let off on the 1st July for Territory Day !!

  4. What a great way to up cycle! Fun project!

  5. Great idea! They're awesome. Thanks!

  6. Love, love your fireworks ideas. You did a fab job and now I'll have to try my hand in making some fireworks

  7. ackkkkk!!! LOVE!!! You are so talented and the song made me smile :)

  8. Hehe.. these are totally awesome! I giggled out loud when I read that one of the cans is a Pringles can and the other was a Slimfast! They both turned out great!! I am going to do something similar now...

  9. What an amazing idea, and a fabulous project! I'm always completely blown away by your creativity! :)

  10. So clever the way you decorated your recycled containers. I love the hanging rocket! Great job.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  11. very cute project
    thanks for sharing

  12. Well, I did it, I made a few fireworks myself and had so much fun doing them. Come check them out over at
    Thank you so much for the inspiration.

  13. Very creative and love the recycling part of the projects :)

    Sheri R

    sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

  14. Very festive patriotic projects. I like how you used dictionary pages.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  15. Great upcycling to make these fun firecrackers Grace!!!
    I haven't tried the Craft Glue that you have used on this project, been addicted to 450 Quick Dry for so long that I forgot to try anything else, so it is now next on my shopping list.
    Thank you for the chance to win a prize to use here in Australia :)

  16. Fireworks are going off in my head, I'm singing Katy Perry's song & digging some old tennis ball cans out of the recycling bin! Off to make some fireworks for my tennis party tomorrow!
    Karen L 1020 at

  17. Fun project! I can see how it could be adapted to make with kids too!

  18. Happy 4th of July! Wow it's a good idea! Good work!

  19. Cool ideas! Love the sequins and stars! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  20. This is a very cool project ... going to give it a go over the holidays.Thanks for all the inspiration with the cupcakes too you are one clever and patient lady !!!! Well done

  21. WOW! Thank you everyone for your kind words about this project and others you have seen on my blog. I am honored you have taken the time to comment and respond to this post. Thanks for your support!

    ~ Grace ~


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