Light up the Night: Fourth of July Party Favors

by Anna Rose Johnson | Jun 19, 2014

July is my favorite month. It’s my birthday, my wedding anniversary, my daughter’s birthday AND the 4th of July. We have nonstop fun from the 1st to the 31st.  One of my favorite July events is the Johnson Family 4th of July party. We swim in the pool, eat delicious BBQ and light fireworks. This year I’m bringing “Light up the Night” favors for all of the kids (and adults) to play with during the festivities.


This cute paper box is big enough to hold a bunch of goodies – fireworks, candy and small toys. I filled mine with sparklers, glow sticks, pop-its and sidewalk chalk.


Want to make one for your 4th of July party this year?


Materials needed:

Cricut Explore™ machine
Cricut Design Space™ software
12" x 12" StandardGrip Cricut® mat
Cricut Explore™ Scoring Stylus
Cricut® Vinyl in Raven
Cricut® Transfer Tape
Cricut® Weeder
Red patterned cardstock (1)
Blue patterned cardstock (1)
White cardstock (1)
Silver cardstock (1)

Insert Cricut Explore™ Scoring Stylus into accessory clamp A.



Open up the project file in Cricut Design Space™. Click “Make it Now™” to cut favor boxes pieces from cardstocks. Be sure to cut the “Light up the Night” text from Cricut® Vinyl in Raven.



Fold box along score lines and adhere together. Assemble each piece first and then slide the larger piece over the smaller one and adhere in place.


Wrap box with blue strip of paper.


Weed the excess vinyl from around the “Light up the Night” text and use transfer tape to adhere it to the white, cardstock circle.


Glue the white circle to the silver starburst.


Use foam squares to adhere the starburst to the blue wrap.


Once the box is complete, stuff it full of fun things for your party!

Your guests will love receiving something they can use right there at the party, especially the kiddos.


Happy July!



Anna Rose


  1. 1 michele bristoll 19 Jun
    I think the Tags, Bags, boxes and more cartridge has the french fries box.
  2. 2 Robin Grohotolski 03 Jun
    I would also like to make this using my Cricut Expression.  Can you provide ideas for this? 
  3. 3 Randina Quinn 20 Jun
    This is such  cute idea, but does this work for my Cricut Expression machine?