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DIY Firecrackers

Good Morning Lovely Ladies and Handsome Gents! Are you as excited as I am that it’s Friday? Wahoo! There are so many things I love about the weekend, but today the thing I am loving the most is this adorable and super festive project by Adrienne from Free Time Frolics. With the 4th of July right around the corner, this project is perfect for your patriotic home. These cute fireworks are exploding with excitement and so much cuteness and lots of bling too! Enjoy your weekend and this red, white and blue project!

Hello Ribbon Retreat readers. I am Adrienne from Free Time Frolics. I blog about sewing, food and printables. Today I want to share with you a quick and easy way to add a little sparkle to your Fourth of July decor.

Patriotic based holidays have always been a favorite around my house. We always gather as a family to remember family members and our freedoms we cherish so.

So when it comes to decorating my home I love a little red, white and blue in my summer decor. What better item to make sparkle than fireworks. They look darling on a mantle, piano top or shelf.

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Here is what you need:

Diamond Mesh in red, silver & blue
1 x 1 x 4.5 inch Wood Block
1 x 1 x 6.5 inch Wood Block
1 x 1 x 8.5 inch Wood Block
spray paint- I chose silver
cupcake topper or you can use Korker Ribbon
ribbon or Pom Pom Fringe to wrap them together
Tools: Drill, E-6000 and home decor stapler or nails

Blue Diamond Mesh Red Diamond Mesh
Silver Diamond Mesh
White Pom Pom
Patriotic Ribbon and Trim
Start first with spray painting your wood blocks. I just gave mine a light silver coating. It doesn’t need to be perfect. Just enough to cover the wood grain.

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1. Then start wrapping your diamond mesh around the wood block. I stapled the first edge.

2. Then wrapped it around and overlapped the two edges and stapled to keep them in place.

3. Repeat for the top or bottom half of your firecracker. You will need to cut the diamond mesh down to size.

4. Drill a hole in the top of your blocks. Large enough for your cupcake stick topper to fit into. You could also use pipe cleaners, wire or ribbon korkers to show your fuse. Place a small amount of glue in the hole and place the stick in it. I had to trim my toothpicks down about 1 inch.

Repeat for all three wood blocks.

Tie them with a ribbon or pom pom fringe and they are ready to show off!

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Well that’s it. So easy and super sparkly. They are the perfect addition to any patriotic decor. Thanks Ribbon Retreat for having me! Enjoy your Red, White and Blue this summer!


Thank you Adrienne! What a fun and simple way to add a little sparkle, pizzazz and red, white and blue goodness to your summer or holiday decor! I am all about those gem sheets and how much they add to a simple project. These fun firecrackers are so very easy to make, and they look amazing no matter where you place them in your home! Thank you again Adrienne! To see more of her creativity, make sure to stop by her blog Free Time Frolics.

Are you loving those gem sheets? They are so easy to work with and look incredible on any project. Here are a few more really cute and really fun projects featuring those blingy gems!

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4th of July is one of my most favorite holidays to create home decor, hair bows, clothing, etc. for! I love all of the red, white and blue ribbon, fabric, flowers, resins and everything else that helps celebrate our freedom! You can get all of your 4th of July crafting supplies right here at The Ribbon Retreat…yep, right here! We have everything you need in one convenient location! You can find all of your festive ribbon, flowers, tulle, and more HERE!

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Happy Creating & Happy Firecrackers!
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