1.) Lay the bamboo skewers flat and spray paint white. Allow to dry. Repeat on the other side of the skewers.
2.) Cut stars from Kunin Eco-Fi® PrestoFelt™ in White.
3.) Peel the backing from one white star. Lay the top of the skewer in the center of the star. Peel the backing from a second white star and press on top, sticky sides touching, sandwiching the skewer between the stars. Repeat to create as many white stars as desired.
4.) Cut a 4” x 12” piece of Kunin Eco-Fi® Felt in Red. Cut fringe along the 12” side, cutting to 1” before the opposite edge of the strip.
5.) Apply hot glue to the un-cut area of the felt and roll around a bamboo skewer. Repeat with Kunin Eco-Fi® Felt in White.
6.) Cut a 3” x 4” piece of Kunin Eco-Fi® GlitterFelt™ in Royal Blue. Add a bead of hot glue along the 5” side of the felt. Press the top of a bamboo skewer into the glue. Wrap the felt strip around and onto itself to make a tube – adhere in place with hot glue. Cut a circle from a piece of Kunin Eco-Fi® Felt in Red.
7.) Snip out about 1/3 of the circle, like a pie graph. Adhere the edges of the cut to each other with hot glue. Adhere the “hat” to the top of the skewer to top off the “firework”.
8.) Place all of the skewers in a vase or jar filled with buttons for a quick and easy 4th of July floral display!
I hope you enjoyed this fire-free fireworks project. The kids can even help out – use tacky glue instead of hot glue to make this project more kid friendly.
You can now find an expanded color line of Kunin Eco-fi Classicfelt; Eco-fiPlus™ Premiumfelt and ShaggiChic non-wovens fabrics in cut by the yard at your local Walmart; please inquire as to what is available in your area.
See more projects like this on my blog at Just JP. Wishing you a Happy 4th of July celebration,