Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Snap! Crackle! Pop! Firecrackers!


We've got a few fun Patriotic Decor items coming up
here on Crafty Sisters and thought we start it off
with these EASY to Make Firecrackers!
I made a smaller set of these for my
America Wood letters
and they were so much fun I decided I needed more....
bigger and better to boot!
SO
Go grab the biggest dowel you can find (about 1 1/2")
I cut them in 7", 6" and 5" lengths (I got 2 sets per dowel!)
Some pre-cut Stars (the bigger the better)
some wire
and any scraps of red white and blue paper you can find!
(you don't need much for these!)
and some spray paint for the stars!

After you cut the dowel to desired lengths
make sure to drill holes in the top and into the stars
so you can attach the stars.
Don't forget to sand em' smooth!
Paint the ends of your dowels,
trim out your papers ready to go.
While your doing this you can coat the stars 
and the wire that you curled with some spray paint.
I used a really fun "copper penny" shade that had a hint of silver metallic to it.
I love love love how it turned out!

After much trial and error and some help from the nice ladies in my class last week,
we decided it was definitely easier to put the glue on the paper first
and then.....adhere it to the dowel.
Just sand off any excess on the edge with sanding tools.
I dipped the end of each wire into the end
of my glue gun and stuck them into the stars and dowels.
The great thing about the springy wire attaching them is that
they have some give to arrange them how you want.
I also ran a bead of glue to attach all the firecrackers together.
I finished them off with a bow of twine
and now they're all ready to put out!
Fun, Cheap & Easy!

Beyond The Picket Fence

7 comments:

Makalani Adolpho, PLC said...

These are fabulous. I have been saving paper towel rolls and toilet paper rolls for who knows why, but I am going to try to do something like this with them. We'll see. TFS!

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

soooo cute! great tute. I can't believe the 4th is right around the corner! where has this year gone?
gail

Jen@Notes From the Heartland said...

Holy Moley these are fantastic!!! My best friend has the cutest little cafe (www.millcreekcafe.blogspot.com) and I'm always trying to come up with cute things to put on the tables....this would be perfect!!

Meghan said...

Those firecrackers are awesome!

MeenyMoe said...

Love this!! I am having some girls over for a little get together Saturday night. I'm using a red, white and blue theme and these would work great!

-Karen

One Cheap B*tch said...

So cute! Wish you had an Etsy shop! I'd snatch these right up!

Jeanine

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Another darling project! I love the rusticness (is that a word?).

Hope you'll stop by Thursday & link this up to Fab Finds for the Fourth. Thanks so much for linking up this week!

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