Sunday, June 14, 2009

How to Make a "Legal" Firecracker!

As promised, I wanted to show you what the cute little firecracker belonged to. Isn't this fun? Supplies: 1" diameter dowel, blue glitter, gold pipe cleaners, one drill I gave to my husband for our first Christmas back in 1892 (not a type-o, a joke...but some days it doesn't feel like a joke). :-)
Mark it at 3" and either cut it with a hand saw or Bandsaw. I blew the dust off of my Bandsaw and used it for these. Maybe I'll get out there and start cutting wood again. I've missed that.
Drill a hole on the top to glue in the pipecleaners. As you can see below, just glue the scrapbook paper around, add glitter around the stars, and glue in the pipecleaner "sparks".
I only had the supplies to make two of these. One for us and one for the Etsy Shop. I put the one in my Shop on Friday night, but it was gone Saturday morning. Thank you to the "person" who patronized my Shop yesterday. : )



I hope this helped in any way. I've seen firecracker groupings of three in graduated sizes tied together, before. Maybe that would be fun to try. : )

38 comments:

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Those are absolutely adorable!!!! Love them and thanks for the tutorial.
♥ Teresa

Deb said...

How crafty you are!!!! These are so much fun. I haven't taken down my decorations from Memorial Day since I can use them all again in another month (well, less now) for the 4th of July!!! Just wanted to let you know that Jack the Pumpkin Head arrived on Friday...he's adorable. My daughter can't have him until she starts decorating for Halloween...maybe she'll have forgotten about him by then, and he will be a sweet little whimsical surprise!!! THANKS SO MUCH!!!!! May God bless your week!!!

Darlene said...

You are welcome...hehehe!!! I just think that is THE cutest thing on earth!!! I may have to try my hand at making some extra firecrackers. I think they would be adorable all around the house for the holiday! The only problem now since you have opened your Etsy store is that I constantly have to pop over here and make sure I am not "missing" something....lol

For the love of a teddy bear said...

So that's how you made it! what a great decoration, I like them in the banner too. Very crafty you are...... ;-) hugs, Jennifer

Molly said...

I just saw that in your shop! Already sold, wow - well congratulations on that end.

That is so cute! I just love it.

Monica said...

Thats super adorable !When hubby and I first got married our house was all Americana since he is Air Force and I still love things like that , but now just for the holidays..lol

Great tutorial :)

Deb said...

The very tip end of "Jack's" hat was kinda bent...but that was the only "problem"!! His name came from that movie...plus...my hubby's name is Jack so I think "Jack the Pumpkinhead" fits....but hubby...not so much!!! HA! HA!
Thanks again!!!

Scrap for Joy said...

My computer was dead for over a week! I got a lot done in my house and had a big garage sale this past Saturday, BUT! I missed visiting here and seeing what you've been up to. The variation on the M.E. box was so clever!!! I have spent $1,000 in the $1 aisle of Michael's on M.E. stuff (and other stuff)but never would have thought of creating the adorable gift box. And the fire cracker banner is awesome. You are one exceptionally gifted. Looks like your Etsy shop is doing well. I love my treats from your store. I'll be back soon I'm sure!
Have a good week...hugs to your Mom. (The Sunday funnies were great! I love, love, love, funny kids!)
xoxo
Joyce

beckaboots said...

that is the cutest idea! it's so classic looking! love it!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

A woman who uses saws and drills and misses cutting wood! My {woodworking} husband's idea of a Hauuuuuuuuuuuuut {as in sexxxxxy] woman!!! Tell your husband to watch out, 'cause you might soon be a sex symbol, out here on the Net!!!

Thank you so much for coming over to my blog, from 'A Thousand Clapping Hands'. If you enjoy Dear Catherine, I certainly know I'll like you.

Aunt Amelia

MiMi said...

That is REALLY cute! I love it! You should make more if you've already sold one! : )
Macey

icandy... said...

You make such beautiful things! Thanks for the peek! :)

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

YOu are very clver! I love the 4th of July garland! Clever girl!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Holly said...

Love it!!! And,...love your tutorial below!!! You are a clever clever girl :):)! What I want to know is how you come up with your plethora of ideas. You must wake up in the middle of the night and have to jot things down.

Bettsi said...

I love this!!! I'm so cheap though, I think I might try a toilet paper tube! (Wouldn't Carol Duvall be proud?) Thanks so much for sharing this!

marie said...

I love the firecrackers ~ it's amazing what a bit of glitter will do! You are So creative! Thanks for sharing the how-tos!

Mimi said...

HI!!!
I would buy one from you if you would make another one!!!! Please Please!!!!
If not, I'll have to bribe my husband into helping, me and electrical tools spells disaster!!!!!
Love it though!!!
So Cute!!!
jamie--aka mimi

Mimi said...

HI it's me again,
I forgot to ask you about that crown on your blog header??? Is that for sale??? If not where did you get that???
My little princess would love to have that in her Princess Castle room, or Queen Mimi could have it for her castle!!!!
Please let me know
thanks so much,
jamie

marmielu said...

That is so cute! I love your creativity! I need to get braver about tools.
Mary Lou
PS I mailed you a note.

Angie said...

Thanks for sharing how you made it...I love it! Who doesn't love something you can use power tools to make..woohooo!

Hugs ~ Angie

mysteryhistorymom said...

Hey Sweetie! The Nancy Drew purse... If you go to Shawnee's blog she shows pictures of the inside, if you are interested. I don't sew so I have no clue how she did it.:( You can also buy the purses on etsy. I am so in love with mine!:) Lori

The Southern Mom said...

Power tools and crafts! My kind of woman! Love the firecracker...and the way you used it to make the banner!

My name is PJ. said...

Okay, seriously ML - why aren't things like this in your etsy shop?? Some of these things you make, I'd never make for myself, but I would buy. Help a girl out! :)

Mimi said...

HELLO M.L.
Thanks for writing back to me about the crown things, unfortunately the white one on your header is sold out, but the other web site has several things I want!!! No queen or Princess could live without!!!!
Still want that firecracker banner!!! It is way to cool!!!
love it!!
have a blessed day,
jamie

Christina said...

Just fantastic. It is always fun to see the great things that you come up with. Adorable fireworks!

GrandmaBev said...

More cute decorationas as usual. You are so talented.

Willow said...

Those firecrackers are so cute. Thanks for showing them.

Willow

marmielu said...

Hi! I got your e-mail about the packaging. One side of the package was sort of pushed in -like it was pushed next to something in all the post office traffic. But, she was fine inside. Maybe heavier boxes. I just threw out a box I got raisins in from Sam's, and that would have been a great box to ship in. (Too bad I don't have an Etsy shop! ;-) )
Anyway, did you get my note?
Mary Lou
PS: There's a post coming soon about Tinkerbelle!

Jessica said...

Girl, I LOVE IT! That has to be the most adorable 4th of July thing I've EVER seen!!!

Ms. Tee said...

Those are the cutest things ever! I love them. I may have to try my hand at them! xoxo

Cherry's Jubilee said...

That is stinkin adorable......LOVE it!!!!!!!!! cherry

Mimi Sue said...

Those are so fun. One of my girls was born on July 3rd so she likes to collect 4th of July stuff. Maybe when she comes to visit we'll make a few of these. Wouldn't you like to come over for our craft day? Thanks for showing us how. Mimi

Emily P. said...

Just to let you know...I DO stop by! :) Love you! mwah!

Chiki Cottage said...

oooohh. I love this idea. This is awesome for 4th of July...To bad I wont be around to celebrate it or else I would have my hands busy re-doing this....Awesome.thanks for sharing

Miss G said...

My grandma, grandpa and I made some of these ten plus years ago with different sized dowels, paint and that shiny, metallic star garland stuff in multi-color instead of the gold pipe cleaners. I love them and spread them out all over at the Fourth of July. I like how you used the scrapbook paper. I think that would certainly go faster than painting. Thanks for sharing this. Kelly

Richella said...

This is really cool. And I'm excited to see that you, too, were married in 1892. That was a good year, wasn't it? :)

melissa said...

This is so cute~ what a creative soul you are. I have to tell you, I love that you mentioned the Office where Michael burns his foot~one of my favs. :)

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

I love that -- thank you for the tutorial!! I've been looking for a little inspiration for a few last-minute decorations. And your banner is so fantastic, it's really a work of art! Happy Fourth of July!
Cheers, Andrea