DIY Fireworks Garland
DIY Fireworks Garland is easy to make, frugal and of course fun to make with the kids! Our daughter who is 16 helped me because she was in a crafting mood the day I decided to make it. I picked up paint samples at our local Wal-Mart as well as some help string from the craft section to complete this project. Everything else I had on hand and the garland was ready to go in less than hour. I picked up twenty of each color of red, white and blue so that way I knew I would have enough to complete this project.
I cut the white into one inch squares and then cut them in half to make the top triangle. The fuse out of white was leftovers from the original strip cut to about 2 inches long and a half of an inch thick. Then, I cut the blue pieces so they measured two inches wide and cut off the part that had the paint color on it. Next, I cut the red into one and a half inches by two inches. Then assembled my fireworks using glue and placing the pieces on the blue larger pieces so they had all three colors. I made a total of 14 firecrackers for this garland, because it would be big enough for behind our table on the 4th.
After the fireworks dried I used tape to secure the fireworks to the hemp string at about 7 inches apart from one another. You could do them closer together, or farther apart depending on how much garland you needed.
As you can see on the left firework I made a mistake and left the name of the paint where you could see a few letters. It wasn’t the end of the world, and I doubt anyone will notice while it is on the wall, but you never know.
You can even decorate with the fireworks in a u shaped or like at the top where they are diagonal, the possibilities are endless and you will have cheap garland made with the kids!! The entire project cost less than a quarter because I picked up free paint samples and will use the hemp string for other projects. Enjoy making this Fourth of July craft with your kids today!