Step 5: Cut the ends of the paper in a decorative way. Again, different cuts here create different effects. Round it, cut it at an angle, cut it to a point, etc…. play around!
Step 6: Fan out half of the firework and tape it together at the top.
Step 7: Use either regular Elmer’s glue or a hot glue gun and glue in two sticks (I used inexpensive bamboo skewers from the grocery store) on either side of the bottom folds.
Once dry, secure the two sticks together and you’ve got yourself a cute decorative fireworks fan!
I can just imagine these down the center of a barbecue table in bud vases or mason jars! Or maybe smaller ones stuck in everyone’s drinks? One on each plate? Endless possibilities!
I decided to forgo the sticks on some of them and simply taped them together on each end. I then hot glued them to a ribbon and created a fun garland for my mantle!
Combined with the amazing printable Sugartots Designs shared on I Heart Naptime and some paper lanterns I made a while ago, I have one festive Fourth of July mantle going on here!
The best part? It cost me $0. Now THAT’S the American (crafters) dream! Happy Fourth of July!
Kimberly Sminkey says
They look great, i’ll have to give this a whirl!
Becca @ The Sassy Penguin says
Super cute!! I’m going to try this!
The Chandler's says
Love your ideas, I think Ill give it a try too! Thanks!
I love this it is very easy.ı will make with my daughter.She likes it.thanks…
So cute. I wish I had a paper scorer. 🙁
Love these! I just made some and stuck in a vase and in a bucket! They are so simple and fun! I can see myself making these for many occasions:)
One question though…how did you secure the sticks? I hot glued them together but do not like seeing the glue bubbles.
Thanks for sharing!
Turned out too cute for words!
So cute and easy too… love that. I’m hosting a shower later this summer, these would make great decorations for that.
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how fun and easy!! thanks for sharing
Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper says
These are great as always! You have such great ideas. I love all the fun red, white and blue projects starting to pop up in blogland. I hope you will link up to my Patriotic Project Parade.
You have a beautiful blog with a lot of inspiring posts! Congrats on your work! Would you like t follow each other?:)
Jessa Smith says
This is adorable. Yet another reason I need a mantle. So cute!
Mary Ryan says
Your mantel looks fabulous! I might just need to make one of these to decorate something (if only I had a mantel!). I love it. Pinned it.
Nice decoration and nice colours. But what I like most about it is that it seems to be quite easy to make it. Thank you!
fireworks in greece says
Good way of telling, and nice post to take data about my presentation topic, which i am going to convey in school.
I have tried this about 5 times and my ends will not meet up…I measured exactly as you said! What am I doing wrong??
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