I have seen a ton of adorable wooden fire crackers around blogland, so when I needed something to balance out the red on my mantel vignette, I decided to make myself a set too.
They are fun, easy, and super cute!
Here's how they were done.
A. I cut my blocks out of a 3x3 post. They are 7, 8.5, and 10 inches tall.
B. Paint your blocks. I did red, white, and aqua, but whatever colors float your boat.
C. I then did a coat of wood stain over the paint. I really like the way wood stain antiques the paint colors, but this is optional.
D. Use modge podge to apply cute scrapbook paper. I left a fingers width of wood on the top and bottom exposed because I wanted the paper to look like wrappers. I found it was easiest to cut the paper and apply it one side at a time. I then sanded all the edges to expose some bare wood.
E. Make some curlies with wire. I love the red wire I found!
F. Drill little hole in the tops of your fire crackers and hot glue in the wire fuses.
For real...easy. A nap time project for sure. Hurry and make some!
(Disclaimer: these are not real fire crackers and you can't blow them up. My hubby was a bit disappointed.)
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