This morning, I was watching That's Clever on HGTV. A woman took a paint stick and wire to make a tambourine. She used bottle caps and jarlids for the clappers - painted them up really bright.
In our desires to re-use items, it occured to me that these could be used along with beads in the sparklers!
In my house, we drink a lot of diet Snapple... glueing 2 together, drilling a hole, painting it a hot color, it would add pizzazzzz to the beads.
1 or 2 lt bottle caps offer that nice ridging.
While glass beads are nice, todays gloss paints are super kewl too! I'm using up all the wood beads I have laying around too - just painting them.
Been looking at all the gems & beads I have that are just too small for a sparkler - they'd be great to cover the lids.
Also, I have a button collection, no reason those can't be used.