Holidays · Patriotic

Independence Day

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Independence Day is arriving soon! Over the past few days, I have been putting together a couple of centerpieces, Firecracker Centerpiece on the left of the picture, and the Flower Centerpiece on the right. I also made 2 candle holders from wood posts, and a pinwheel garland…lots of fun and easy for you to also create! Almost everything was recycled items.

Let’s start with the firecrackers in the pinwheel centerpiece above on the left side . It is decorated with firecrackers, pinwheels a huge rocket getting ready to take off and 3 solar lights to keep it lit up at night. For the firecrackers, here’s what I did… for the 3 smaller firecrackers in front, I used 4 Toilet paper rolls. Three of them were used for the firecrackers and 1 to cut lengthwise and use to trace the circles for the tops. I put a hole in each circle and pulled the rope thru.

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I took 3 coordinating papers and cut and glued them onto the 3 TP rolls. I then made the pinwheels that are in the Firecracker Centerpiece.

Pinwheels for the Firecracker Centerpiece were made this way:

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The first thing I did was take each scrapbook paper and cut 5″ squares. After your squares are cut, glue two coordinating colors together back to back with white glue.

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After your squares are cut, glue two coordinating colors together back to back with white glue.When your squares have dried, take one and your ruler, and draw a line diagonally corner to corner

Now..take your ruler and on the line, measure from outside to inside 3 inches. Make a small line as shown below

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.This will create a X

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When you are finished with each one, add a button or whatever you want.

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Now take your skewers, even popsicle sticks, and paint 2 red and 2 white

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When they were dry, I hot glued the pinwheel to the skewer
Pinwheels aren’t just for holidays….they are so fun to make for parties.

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So there you have it! The first project. Most of the supplies, you already have.

Materials I used for this project:

  • 4 Scrapbook pages of coordinating colors  (Had on hand)
  • Aleenes Tacky Glue
  • 4 Buttons
  • 4 Skewer Sticks
  • Scissors, Ruler, white and hot glue
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