I haven’t done a lot of patriotic decorating this year. The holiday is actually sneaking up on me. But I wanted to add just a bit of fun to one of my vignettes.
DIY Patriotic Firecrackers!
I am on a quest to try and use things I already have around the house for my latest projects. Believe me, there is plenty to choose from! (Insert smiley face.)
Taking an old Pringles can, Cocoa can and oats can – yes, I am one of those people that keep everything, thinking it may come into use someday – I had my forms for my fireworks.
My first thought was to go out and buy some patriotic scrapbook paper but then keeping with my “trying to use what I have theme”, I instead created the paper for the firecrackers in PicMonkey and printed them off on my printer. I printed some with stars and some with stripes. I used a cream colored parchment paper that gave it a weathered look. Simple and just pennies to create!
When you are working with larger cans, you will probably need two sheets of paper to make it all the way around.
…. and a slit was made in the top of the lid – of course, the tissue paper came from the many pieces of paper I have collected from gifts I had received – still keeping up with the “use what you have theme”.
I used a piece of cording from my ribbon stash and inserted a floral wire through the center to create the “firecracker wick”.
…. and the end was secured underneath and placed on the can.
3 firecrackers; cost = pennies
time = minutes.
They looked so cute and were a great addition to my patriotic decorating.
I invite you to pin this to your Pinterest Patriotic board. You can find the wonderful things I am pinning HERE.