Certainly one of the best parts of celebrating holidays such as Memorial Day or the Fourth of July is gathering to watch the summer night sky light up with fireworks. But while it's smart to leave the pyrotechnics to the professionals, you can still create your own fireworks through these fun crafts designed to add some red, white and BOOM to your backyard.
Some of these fireworks crafts make wonderful party accessories, while others can be displayed in your home along with other patriotic... decor throughout the summer.
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Turn inexpensive glass vases from the dollar store into cute vessels by applying vinyl dots in the shape of fireworks. (You could also use glass paint to achieve a similar look.) Use these vases to hold flowers or party snacks such as pretzel rods and crudites. They'd also make a handy spot to display boxes of sparklers for party guests.
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Dress your picnic table for a backyard soiree with this patriotic tablecloth. The design was created by using a permanent marker and rubbing alcohol to create fireworks that have a watercolor effect. Make a smaller version of this project by using cloth napkins instead.
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Fireworks Table Runner
Use fabric paint to create a whimsical pattern of fireworks on a plain table runner. Layer it over a red or blue tablecloth and add fresh flowers for a simple yet stunning table for the Fourth.
Learn the tips and tricks for mixing and matching red, white and blue home accessories for a look you can use year-round.
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An assortment of pillar candles and even a few toilet paper tubes masquerade as firecrackers when wrapped with decorative paper. Use this hair-dryer technique for dressing your candles in red, white and blue.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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