Looking for a fun and easy 4th of July craft? Then you’ll want to make these darling DIY Dollar Tree Firecrackers! They’re so cute!
Look at these cute firecrackers! They look like something you would find at a craft show!
These firecrackers are so easy to make! With just a few supplies to can make them too!
Here’s what you need –
- 3 gift box tubes from Dollar Tree
- 2 sheets of star scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby
- 3 12-inch sheets of red and white stripe scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby
- Mod Podge – I use matte
- Rotary cutter
- Nautical rope from Dollar Tree
- Tag, optional
- FolkArt Wax in the color Antique Wax from Hobby Lobby
- Hot glue
WATCH THE DIY DOLLAR TREE FIRECRACKER VIDEO
Cut out a piece of red and white scrapbook paper to wrap around the bottom of the gift box tube. I like to line the the edge of the scrapbook paper with the bottom of the tube and then I make a marking with a pencil at the other end. I use a ruler to keep my line straight and cut the scrapbook paper with a rotary cutter.
Next I apply a coat of Mod Podge on the tube and then wrap the cut piece of scrapbook paper around the tube. Then smooth it out. I set it aside to dry then apply a coat of Mod Podge on top.
I cut a circle out to fit the center of the top of the tube. I then apply a coat of Mod Podge to the center and add my cut circle.
Next I cut a piece for the rim and add an additional 1/2 inch over so I can fold that excess paper over the rim. I apply a coat of Mod Podge then wrap the paper around, folding the excess in towards the center to cover the top.
Next apply a coat of Mod Podge to the top and bottom and set aside to dry.
Repeat sets for remaining tubes.
Next I distressed the firecrackers with the FolkArt wax in Antique Wax.
Then I created a tag to attach to the firecrackers. This is totally optional. I wrote BOOM on my tag and distressed it with FolkArt wax in Antique Wax.
I cut 3 7-inches pieces of nautical rope and hot glued it to the center of each firecracker.
Next, I unraveled a piece of nautical rope and wrapped it around the firecrackers and tied a chunky knot, then added the tag.
WATCH THE FULL VIDEO ON HOW I MADE THEM ON MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL!
And these turned out so cute! I just love them!
If you make these too I’d love to see! Snap a picture and tag me on Instagram!