- Wood--- mine is 7, 10, and 13 inches tall (2x2 wide)
- Red, White, Blue Paint
- vinyl/stencils for stars, stripes, and words
- Drill & bits
- wire (cut into 9 3-ft pieces)
- needle-nose pliers
- pencil or marker
- All three fireworks need a base coat of white. I used glossy wood stain, but it would be just as easy (probably easier) to use craft (acrylic) paint.
- After they dry, choose which one you want to be stars, stripes, and words. For the Stars/Stripes, place the vinyl over it and then paint over any white area you see.
- For the white firework, use the negative vinyl as a stencil and paint the words on.
(I used the Jane Austen font). As always, I'll email you the doc, if you have a silhouette. Yes, I used the church news to protect my table--- hopefully that's not too bad. ;)
- Add a few coats and wait to dry.
- After dry, drill a whole in the center top for the wire 'whicks,' I used the tiniest bit available.
- Holding the firework in one hand and wire in the other, start to fish the wire in the hole. When it gets difficult, use the needle-nose pliers, instead of your fingers. Repeat three times for each firework.
- To get the whick curly, wrap the wire (starting from the top) around a pencil or marker (I used a fat dry-erase one). Continue until you get to where the wire and wood meet, then gently pull the marker out. Repeat for the rest of the whisks!
- Enjoy your new fireworks! Sure to bring that extra BANG to your celebrations!