Today we have another super cute and very festive firecracker idea for you to add to your 4th of July decor. Friday we shared a similar project but that looks way different and gives you a great idea of how using different embellishments, ribbon, etc…can help you achieve a totally unique and one of a kind look! Christine from I Dig Pinterest is sharing today’s adorable project that is perfectly red, white and blue, festive, fabulous and full of explosive fun! Enjoy!
Hi Ribbon Retreat Readers! It’s Christine again from I Dig Pinterest, here to share a fun Fourth of July craft!
I just love red, white, and blue, don’t you? I get especially excited every Independence Day for the special opportunity to celebrate America and the wonderful country that it is.
I look forward to getting together with family and friends for a barbecue and fireworks. I have fond memories of laying on the cool grass outside of the big stadium as a teenager with my siblings, waiting for dark, so we could watch the spectacular show, coordinated to music, light up the sky.
I also enjoy decorating my house for this fun holiday, and you know how I love a good craft project, so I put together some cute firecrackers to adorn my tabletop. One can never have too much patriotic decor, at least that’s my motto!
Here’s what you’ll need to recreate them.
Lots of cute red, white and blue ribbon in a variety of patterns and textures
Also grab some fun patriotic picks to insert in the tops of the firecrackers (I found mine at Hobby Lobby).
These items are not shown in the image above, but this project also requires some craft foam and red paper mailing filler.
Start by cutting your craft foam so it fits snuggly inside the top portion of the tube. This is to hold your picks in place, so it just needs to be long enough to support them.
Insert the foam and hot glue it to the inside of the tube where it touches to reinforce it.
Now decorate the outside of the tube with lots of cute ribbon! Cut each strip so it overlaps on itself just a little. Hot glue it in place.
Keep working your way up the tube with coordinating ribbon, ensuring that your seams line up for a clean overall look. Also, make sure there’s no gap in the ribbon sections so your tube doesn’t show. I love the star cutout ribbon!
I opted not to paint my tube first, but you certainly could do that if you want a different color to show through the stars.
I layered some blue ric rac down the center of the star cutout ribbon for variety and added cuteness.
I also threw in some adorable baby pom fringe trim, because I just couldn’t resist. 🙂
Repeat the process to decorate all of your tubes. Then carefully insert your picks into the top through the foam.
To finish it off, put some hot glue on the foam and gently press some mailing filler on top to cover it.
That’s it! This is such a fun craft and a perfect way to decorate for July 4th!
I hope you’ll drop by I Dig Pinterest soon and say “hi”!
Thank you so much Christine for sharing these awesome firecrackers. They are so cute and full of patriotism. I love all of the different ribbon and trims you combined together to get an exciting and festive look. I love that you recycled toilet paper and mailing rolls to use as your base for these awesome decorations! You are so talented and so awesome. Make sure to check out more of Christine’s creativeness and gorgeous crafts at I Dig Pinterest.
Isn’t it so much fun to have a similar ideas but to get two totally different looks? Both firecracker projects are absolutely adorable and patriotic, but they look totally unique of one another and totally perfect to add to your holiday decor! I can’t wait to make both of these fun 4th of July projects! Here are a few more fabulous 4th of July projects (including Friday’s firecracker project) that will also look amazing added to your patriotic decor.
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