My favorite part of Fourth of July celebrations are the fireworks. They are just so pretty! Naturally, lots of Fourth of July decorations have a common theme that incorporates firework or sparkler designs. So here is a fabulous DIY craft project to help you celebrate Independence Day! If you are hosting a Fourth of July party, these tissue paper firecracker treat boxes are the perfect party favor for kids and adults. Plus they are super easy to make! All you need is tissue paper, a toilet paper roll, and some candy.
Fabulous 4th of July Flair
For our firecracker treat boxes, we used our own Lia Griffith brand tissue paper. It’s called Americana, and you can find it on Amazon, Amazon UK, and Amazon.ca! The pack includes frosted red, white, and blue colors—plus a gold star patterned paper and gold striped tissue paper. But of course you can use any colors of tissue paper that you would like for your 4th of July craft.
Another fun part of the firecracker treat boxes is that you can decorate them in any way that you would like. Maybe you want to add tissue paper stars around your rolls? Simply cut stars out in any size and attach them to your treat boxes with glue. Or you can easily decorate them with patriotic stickers like the ones from our DIY snack bags!
Some other patriotic decor (pictured above) is our tissue paper pom poms that we crafted using the same Americana tissue paper pack. For that project, we used three different tissue paper colors in one pom, but you can always choose just one color for your pom-pom. Another fun idea is to pair these treat box party favors with our sparkler favors. As you can see, we have a lot of great 4th of July crafts to choose from!
When you’re ready to craft your 4th of July treat boxes, begin by gathering your materials. You can either use a toilet paper roll, or you can cut a paper towel or gift wrap roll so that it is 3-5 inches long. It all depends on how big you want your firecracker treat boxes to be. Once you have your rolls ready, you can then cover them with tissue paper. Members can download the easy step-by-step photo tutorial below for assembling your treat boxes.
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- Lia Griffith Tissue Paper – Americana (Outside of the US? Find it on Amazon.ca and Amazon UK.)
- Paper Towel or Gift Wrap Rolls
- Twine or Ribbon
- Candy/Treats (of your choice)
- Gather the craft tools and material above, including your favorite candy for the treat boxes.
- Trim recycled paper towel or gift wrap rolls into 3-5″ tubes.
- Cut a 12” square piece of tissue. Place tube 3″ from bottom edge; thenglue edge to tub and roll.
- Slide treats into roll. Twist bottom end and tuck and glue into base of roll.
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Want more DIY party ideas for your Memorial Day barbecue or 4th of July celebration? Browse all of our Fourth of July crafts here.