Monday, June 16, 2014

FIREWORKS!!!


A number of  years ago we took our children on a trip to Washington D.C. 
for the 4th of July.  We had the opportunity to see the fireworks on the Mall with the "1812 Overture" playing in the background. 


I love the  colors of our flag and ever since then, at this time of year, they give me  a different feeling and bring back fond memories.


I have been making my husband save these old thick cardboard rolls.  They are rolls from home decor fabric.  I told him that I was sure I could make something out of them. 
Well it finally happened. 

I found that we had 3 different diameters.  I cut them into 
3 different lengths; 12", 9 1/2" and 7".  You can use any size, toilet tissue, paper towels, wrapping paper or foil rolls. 

We came up with some other ideas for this project. You might try a  Pringles can.  Paint the lid and punch a hole it it, a ready made top. 

Instead of painting the tubes, cover them with fun 
red, white and blue scrap book paper.




One of my goals is to use up stuff.  We had a couple of partial cans of  my favorite, spray paint.  One of  off white and one red.  Margaret let me use some of the left over paint from her son's bedroom very appropriately named "Americana Blue".  
I painted 2 of each color.




 I needed something to cap the top and  for something coming out of the top, I wasn't quite sure what yet.  I made some rounds pieces out of  some scraps of foam board and poked a hole in the center, glued them in place and gave them a spray of paint.  

Of course with every project I didn't have everything I needed.  They looked okay but very boring, they needed some glitz.  Off to the local Hobby Lobby store to look for some life for the project.  I found some star garland and July 4th picks.   I bought some scrapbook paper for another project and used a little of that too. 

  I cut some stars off the garland and glued them on the white, cut along the stripe line of the scrapbook paper and glued a boarder along the tip of the blue and decided the red would be plain.  I cut the picks in half and placed them through the holes in the tops.

Because the paper rolls are so light weight I glued them together with hot glue and cut a piece of star garland and tied it around them.

Here are my "FIREWORKS".


They will look fun on our table for the Fourth.

Happy 4th of July!

Mary Ellen


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16 comments:

  1. Very cute and festive!!!! Really like. Pinning.

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    1. Thank you. I had fun making them. Come see us again.

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  2. That is super cute and very inventive! Love it!!

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    1. Thank you. They have added life to my mantel. Thank you for stopping by. Come see us again.

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  3. Love the red white and blue and this great project of yours. Very creative!

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    1. I love red, white and blue too. They just make me happy. Have a great day!

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  4. These are really cute. Pinning it to my 4th board ;)

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I'm looking forward to putting them on my 4th of July table. Come see us again.

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  5. A great DIY for the holidays. Thank you for sharing with us at the #WWDParty - Happy Summer Solstice 2014!

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    1. Thank you for hosting a party for us to share at.

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  6. How fun! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in tomorrow to check out your feature. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Thank you Kathryn for the feature. It is fun to be called the Craft Queen. I haven't been called that in a long time. Thanks for the great party.

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  7. Great repurpose! I have made firecrackers out of wood, but the cardboard rolls are a great idea! Thanks for sharing them with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks Jann. I bet you wood ones are great. Come see us again.

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  8. What a fun idea! I would love this on a Fourth of July table.
    Thank you for sharing your post this week at Brag About It Link Party on VMG206. I'm featuring you at Next Weeks Brag About It Link Party, Monday at midnight!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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    1. I look forward to the feature, thank you. Thank you for your time each week to host a party.

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