Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Wooden Firecrackers~

If you're looking to add something new to your holiday decor but don't want to spend much money, try these wooden firecrackers! They make an easy and fun summer accent for shelves or side tables. You could even make larger versions for the front porch.

Start out with different lengths of wood. I used ripped 2X4's, but 2X2's would even work better.

Paint them different colors.

Decorate with vinyl or paint

and hammer in a piece of twine or rope. 
I cut a few pieces off of an old lanyard.

I found that if I folded the very bottom of the string, it would stand up more easily.

Hopefully not too much of a throw back to Rice Krispies:)

It's really an easy breezy project that you can whip up quickly and it's kid friendly if little hands want in on the action! If your kids are small and you don't want them hammering, you can use golf tees or wrap yarn around screws and glue them to the top of the block.


  1. A very cool project! Thanks for sharing.

  2. PERFECT! I have been wanting some of these for my front porch but had forgotten about them. Thanks for sharing. I'm sharing this on my blog..

  3. Ugh! You are soooo stinking good at all you do...jealous!

  4. super cute! You always have great projects! (I've thought of you a couple times lately. There is a poppy that is blooming in our yard and everytime I see it, I think of your blog! It's beautiful!)

  5. Love these! I :just: learned how to use a jigsaw, so wood crafts are catching my eye! I need to go raid the new scrap pile my FIL brought down...

  6. Are you selling that United we Stand vinyl? I would love to get some if you are?

  7. I like it! Great idea! Just followed through Google Friend Connect!
    I have an every Tuesday Link-Up Party, if you're interested! ; ) (It's open through the end of the week.)

  8. LOVE your blog! Thanks for the much needed inspiration! We had a lot of fun making some for our family room.

  9. Love these... found this idea on Nap Time Crafts and then made these today. Just blogged about it and put a link to you. Check it out!!! Thanks for sharing!!! http://lesleyslovinglyliftedlife.wordpress.com/2011/06/21/diy-wooden-firecrackers-fourth-of-july-decor/

  10. This looks great! Love those firecrackers

    I am having a Red, White and Blue Linky Party and hope you will join in on the fun!

  11. I know this is an old post, but I saw this on Pinterest and wanted to feature you on a Summer Decor roundup. The post will be on my blog tomorrow, June 4th. Hope you'll stop by!

    Valerie- www.occasionallycrafty.blogpot.com

  12. Hi Andy! What would you charge for the vinyl United We Stand? I would maybe get a few. Also how long would it take to get? Please email me! guzmanfam at gmail dot com

    1. Hi Anne,

      That's kind of a bigger one, close to 30'', so it's $10. Here's the link to all of my 4th of July designs



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