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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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13 comments:

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

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  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!!

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

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  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: http://naptimedelights.blogspot.ca/2012/06/tuesdays-tidbits-6.html

    Thanks!
    Sarah
    {http://www.naptimedelights.blogspot.com}

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

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

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  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.
    Thanks
    Marcie @ www.IGottaTryThat.com

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  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 http://www.michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/05/red-white-blue-you-holiday-link-party.html

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

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

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  11. This is really neat!!

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

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  12. thanks for sharing.

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