Growing up, my mother would create party decor for every holiday. To this day, she still hosts our holiday meals with beautiful themed decor. Now that I have my own children, I like to recreate the same memories with them. Whether it’s a full party spread or a few fun crafts, holidays are always a little creative around here. We have big plans for a big family backyard party on the 4th of July and I’m getting an early start on the decor by working on the little details over the next few weeks. These patriotic food picks are so fun and easy to make – I just had to share! Supplies needed to make your own patriotic food picks:
This tutorial is as easy as can be. There’s not many steps, which makes them easy to whip up before a party!
Step one: Add a small dot of hot glue to the tip of a toothpick and press the toothpick into the tinsel pom pom. If you need a bigger food pick, lollipop sticks work great.
Step two: Wrap washi tape around the toothpick and snip off a triangle from the end to make a mini pennant flag.
Step three: Finish it off with a sequin star – add a dab of hot glue to the back of the star and place it on the washi tape flag.
See? Very easy to make!
I hosted a coffee party over the weekend and had mini donuts left over so I used those as a food prop. For our 4th of July party, I plan to add the picks to mini blueberry cheesecakes. I think it will be a fun way to display them on our table.
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Crystal is the crafter and writer behind apumpkinandaprincess.com. She’s a wife, SAHM and crafty blogger who spends most of her days trying to balance all three roles while still squeezing in time for crafting. She enjoys creating on a budget and taking something from blah to fabulous with quick and easy tutorials. She is passionate about living a creative lifestyle and loves sharing a variety of DIY projects, paper crafts, and recipes.