Kara's Party Ideas DIY 4th of July Sparkler Party Favors- Free Printables! | Kara's Party Ideas

I wanted to create some cute and simple 4th of July party favors this year…

Just imagine how fun these SPARKLER FAVOR TUBES would be at a BBQ; or how about handing them out to all the kiddos in your clan at the parade or firework show?

Follow the easy tutorials below by using a few inexpensive items from my shop and the dollar store. These favors can be made with little money and hardly any time at all!

Supplies needed:

Clear plastic gumball tubes– Available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop for only $1.25 here

Red bakers twine– Available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop here

Red burlap/jute ribbon– Available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop here

USA Flag Picks– Available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop here

Matchboxes- Dollar Store

Sparklers- Dollar Store

Smoke Bombs- Dollar Store

I dressed up the matchboxes in two different ways. I used flag picks and regular cardstock for the first set. To find out how to create the fun ribbon type gift topper follow the tutorial below…

STEP ONE- Cut the sticks off of the flags.

STEP TWO- Glue the flags one by one on top of each other, alternating the orientation between each one.

STEP THREE- Attach the flag ribbon strip to your matchbox {or anything you want} and cut off the end.

I also made cute little pinwheels out of regular flag picks. Learn how by following the tutorial below…

STEP ONE- Cut the stick completely off the flag and cut the end of the flag off so you have a miniature square.

STEP TWO- Starting at all four corners, cut a straight line into the center of the square {but not all the way}, leaving a small un-cut space in the center of the square.

STEP THREE- Fold every other corner into the center of the square.

STEP FOUR- Attach the cute miniature pinwheel to the end of a match with hot glue.

These next sparkler favor tubes were made a little differently. These ones have more of a vintage feel to them, which I love.

If you would like to use the same tags that I did, click on the image below to enlarge and save to your computer…

I hope you enjoy! I would love to see pictures of your sparkler favors if you would like to send them to me via my submit form! Stay tuned for more fun favor ideas using gumball tubes and other party items!


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  1. Sam says:

    These are to die for!!

  2. Miller Crew says:

    Oh how wonderful! Such a perfect idea!

  3. Nichole Petterson says:

    SO excited to make these for our family reunion on the fourth! Thank you!

  4. Laura F. says:

    I love these! Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. These are so fun! No Fourth of July is complete without some sparkler magic!

  6. Rachael Huish says:

    It would be amazing to win this for my sons birthday. He is 2 right now will turn three in September. I became pregnant with him when I was 17 and I debated on placing for adoption or being a single mother and when it came down to it I decided to be a single mom. He has changed my life for the better and my bad ways. I never knew I could love someone so much. He helped me graduate high school, and go to some nursing school. He has given me that motivation. I just recently got married March 2012 and I have never been able to give my son an amazing birthday to show my appreciation for what he has done for me! And what better time to do it than now, when he has two loving parents and two very loving and supporting sides of grandparents and aunts and uncles who would love to share the day with him.

  7. First off I LOVE all of your ideas. My daughter Marissa is turning 17, she wouldn’t let us give her a sweet 16 party because she is so shy. She is the most amazing, sweet, talented young lady who I am very proud of. She is kind to animals, loves photography and has been the icing on the cake. She is the baby, with 4 older siblings who are all grown-up. She is working hard this summer to earn $$ for her first car. I can’t believe she is willing to be at work at 6:30 am during the summer. I would love to surprise her with one of your AMAZING birthday party’s!

  8. McKenna Rider says:

    Hi, this is my very first time on this site and I was so excited when I saw this drawing. I turn 16 this October and I would like this opportunity for a birthday package because for my sweet 16 I am having a fundraiser for the A21 Campaign, which helps stop human trafficking. If you don’t know what human trafficking is, it is sex slavery. If you have ever seen the movie TAKEN, you know a little bit about it. But it’s not just happening in foreign countries overseas, it’s also happening here in America. I have been having trouble finding a sponsor to help me with the party, so this package would be a real blessing. I hope I’m picked, and if not, I hope the winner has an amazing birthday. :)