The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays to decorate for. A few years back, I remember seeing this cute project, and it has been on my to do list ever since. Last year I bought these fun firecrackers, but didn’t get them done. This year, I made it happen! 🙂
I’ve made several new 4th of July decorations this year, and they have a little bit more of that rustic look to them, and I am LOVING it. Most of my older decorations are brighter reds, whites and blues. For this project, I started out by painting each of the fireworks. Then I cut the paper for the fronts of them. Using wood glue I adhered the paper, then used a sanding block to distress the edges and get the paper just right.
Then, using the handle end of my sponge paint brush, I curled some wire, I decided to go with a coppery brown color that looks rustic, and I glued it into the holes in the tops.
Finally I got some twine and tied it around the three of them. I love the finishing touch it gives. I think ribbon/twine makes everything better!
This will be the perfect addition to go on my shelf this year, with all of the other fun decorations.
Have you started thinking about 4th of July decorations yet?
If you like this project, you may also like this Star Slat Board.