• Firecracker and Felt Sparklers Home Decor

    I love fireworks for the 4th of July! Given the high fire danger in our area, they’ve been outlawed for over 20 years and there are only a few licensed displays to watch. Set off your own fireworks display in your home with this faux fireworks and sparkers floral display!
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    Arrange these in a vase, stick into flower pots, or insert into floral foam to create a 3D centerpiece, these faux firecrackers and sparklers are made with 100% recycled plastic bottles, something you can feel great about using!
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    Here’s what you’ll need to make this project:
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    Supplies:

    • Kunin Eco-Fi® PrestoFelt™ in White
    • Kunin Eco-Fi® Felt in White, Red
    • Kunin Eco-Fi® GlitterFelt™ in Royal Blue
    • Bamboo Skewers
    • White Spray Paint
    • Sizzix Star Die
    • Sizzix Circle Die
    • Sizzix Big Shot die cutting system
    • Scissors
    • Hot Glue Gun

    Assembly:

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    1.) Lay the bamboo skewers flat and spray paint white. Allow to dry. Repeat on the other side of the skewers.

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    2.) Cut stars from Kunin Eco-Fi® PrestoFelt™ in White.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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”.

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    8.) Place all of the skewers in a vase or jar filled with buttons for a quick and easy 4th of July floral display!

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    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.

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    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,

    Jennifer

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