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.
Susan Fidler says
These are so cute! what a fun way to decorate for 4th of july! I would love it if you could share these on my linking party today! http://www.fidlersunderoneroof.com/2013/06/fidlin-fridays-link-party_21.html
sew sweet vintage says
LOVE Americana and the beachy look. Pinning these little cuties! New follow, follow back at http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/06/beachy-signs.html
Pam Klimper says
New follower from Friday Flair. : )
Love the red, white and blue projects!
Julie Rogers says
What a cute and festive idea! We would love for you to share at our first Super Summer Saturday party here: http://www.thechirpingmoms.com/2013/06/super-summer-saturday-party.html!
Laila's Charming Pieces says
I love your blog design, who did it? :))
Adorable! New follower from Wow Me Wednesday 🙂
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Life With The Crust Cut Off says
This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/ Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
http://thissillygirlslife.com/ Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
We hope to see you there!