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Monday, June 25, 2012

Red, White, and Blue Firecracker

Sorry I am a little slow at getting up my Patriotic project.  And the sad part is I made this project a while before I ever started blogging and had the pictures taken months ago.  I have just had so much fun sharing all the wedding stuff with you I forgot to share this with you sooner. 

This was pretty easy to make.  I made 3 cuts from a 2x4. 
1 -  14"
1 - 12"
1 - 9"
I painted them red, white, and blue.
Then I drilled holes in the top of each 2x4. I drilled the hole probably like 1 inch deep.  Then I cut three pieces of white yarn about 4 inches long. I wanted them to be stiff so I got out some Mod Podge I dipped them in it, then used my fingers to make them nice and straight.  When they dried they were stiff.  Then I can't I remember but I think I just shoved them down in the hole but I might have put a little more Mod Podge on to glue them in.  

I put them all together with wood glue.  But if I were to do it again I think I would screw them together. 

I drilled a hole in the middle of my star, which I got from the craft store. Then I just wrapped some wire around, put it through the hole in the star, and wrapped the ends around a pencil to make them curled.
Pretty easy!

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  1. These are really cute! I love this idea!

  2. Great blog. I saw this post on another link up and thought I needed to check it out. I always end up having tons of left over wood from deck or fence jobs I do. I need to put them to better use. New fan. Great Job 2 Crafty!!

  3. Oh what a great and simple project for the 4th! Love it!

  4. This is super cute! I'm your HUNDREDTH follower! And, I’d love for you to share this on Tuesday’s Tidbits at Naptime Delights:


  5. What a lovely idea--I like the vibrant colors, so perfect for the Fourth! Thank you for sharing this with us.

  6. Too cute and creative! Thanks for sharing at the party this week!

  7. Very cute, I am trying to make me more 4th of July stuff. I am now following you on linky and GFC. I would love for you to visit, follow back and maybe even link up on my linky party.
    Marcie @

  8. What fun firecrackers! Would you be willing to link these up to my Red, White, Blue & You Link Party? I'd love to have you! Thanks, Michelle

  9. This is very cute!! thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!

  10. Haha. Very clever and with a bit of whimsical humor. Thanks for sharing this on beColorful this week.

  11. This is really neat!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality :)

  12. thanks for sharing.


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