Friday, June 21, 2024

Faux SPARKLER BOX and FIRECRACKERS for the 4TH of JULY

Hello my friends,

Summer is here!

Here in the U.S.A. out comes the RED, WHITE and BLUE.

I wanted to add some new pieces to my decorations

( not that I needed any !)

I thought I could make some faux fireworks. 


I went to my wood scraps and found some pieces

of dowel 1.5'' diameter and cut them to staggered heights.

(4.5'' for the shortest, 5.5'' for the next size, 6.5'' for the tallest )





Drilled hole, center top for wire or jute.

Painted with Apple Barrel 'Tuscan Red' Acrylic paint.




Tied together with jute and a piece of cloth.

I painted the last one red, then blue at the top.

Then hand painted the stars and white strips.

To finish I went over the edges with sandpaper

then some sealing wax.




I found these vintage labels online and played

around with sizing.



I cut my wood to 8 '' high by 2 '' wide, by  1'' thick.



I painted my wood blocks with Apple Barrel 

'English Navy' Blue

Acrylic paint.



I trimmed my labels to fit.



I painted a thin coat of Mod Podge on the front.


After this dried, I painted another thin coat on the top.



Some simple shelf sitters to add to your decor!



Have a safe and HAPPY 4TH of JULY !

XO Lisa S




If you like the Sparklers you may also like these

Retro Christmas Wood Blocks



11 comments:

  1. What a cute idea!
    Visiting from Will blog for comments.
    Have a great week!

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  2. HI Lisa. These are too cute.

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  3. Very cute! Thank you for sharing your craft with us at The Crazy Little Lovebirds link party #43.

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    1. Stephanie,
      I'm so glad you came to visit. I love the Crazy Little Lovebird Parties!!!!
      xo Lisa S

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  4. Lisa, this has to be one of my all-time fav projects of yours. Only you could come up with a super authentic vintage way to display 4th of July but with something completely unique! The sparkler boxes are to die for... but so are the firecrackers! Just a really cool execution on this one!

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    1. Donna,
      You really made my day! You are so kind and I appreciate you so much. I am so glad you like these sparkler boxes.
      xo Lisa S

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  5. Lisa, this is darling. What a fun display! Thanks for sharing this post with us at the Will Blog for Comments #41 linkup. We hope to see you again next time at #42, too. Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Jennifer! So nice to have you visit!
      xo Lisa S

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  6. Brilliant as always! Featuring when my link party opens!

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Faux SPARKLER BOX and FIRECRACKERS for the 4TH of JULY

Hello my friends, Summer is here! Here in the U.S.A. out comes the RED, WHITE and BLUE. I wanted to add some new pieces to my decorations ( ...