Hello, fellow makers! I am so excited to share these darling neutral DIY wood firecrackers with you today! This project is incredibly simple and completely open to interpretation (switch up the stars, change the colors, etc.)!
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Let’s chat supplies!
Here is what you’ll need:
- 1 – 4″x4″ piece of lumber (See cut list below)
- Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
- Die-D-Lites Superstars Etched Dies
- Crafting vinyl
- Painters tape
- Varathane Weathered Grey Stain
- Rustoleum Painters Touch Classic White Paint
- 3/4″ drill bit
- Lint free cloth
- Paint brush
- Sand paper
- 1 – 4″x4″ piece of lumber 18″ long
- 1 – 4″x4″ piece of lumber 14″ long
- 1 – 4″x4″ piece of lumber 10″ long
Let’s get started!
Step 1: Cut your lumber
If you don’t have a miter saw. Your friends at Home Depot can cut your 4″x4″ piece of lumber into the about specified cuts for little to no charge.
Step 2: Drill holes
Drill one hole in the top center of each piece of lumber using your drill and 3/4″ drill bit.
Step 3: Stain firecrackers
Stain your firecrackers with Rustoleum’s Weathered Grey stain and let dry.
Step 4: Cut vinyl stars
Using crafting vinyl, your Platinum 6 machine and Superstar die (largest in the set), cut 12 stars.
6 for your large firecracker, 4 for your medium firecracker and 2 for your small one.
Your die sandwich will be white acrylic plate + clear plate + vinyl + largest star die + acrylic plate.
Step 5: Place stars and painters tape onto firecrackers
Place 3 stars vertically on 2 top sides of the largest firecracker. Place 2 stars vertically on the 2 top sides of the medium firecracker. Place 1 star on 2 top sides of the small one.
Use painters tape and place just under the stars on each firecracker and then straight down the middle (vertically) as well.
Step 6: Paint firecrackers
Paint over vinyl and tape with Rustoleum’s Painters Touch Classic White paint. Let dry completely.
Step 7: Remove vinyl/tape and sand firecrackers
Once paint has dried completely, peel vinyl stars and painters tape off. Sand to as desired. Seal with polyurethane if these will be kept outside.
Step 8: Add rope and fabric.
Cut 3 – 4″ strips of rope. Tape bottoms of rope with masking tape to make guiding rope into holes easier. Glue the rope into firecrackers with a heavy duty glue like E6000.
Tie any fabric of your choice around the firecrackers.
I hope you enjoyed this quick little picture tutorial! Thank you so much for stopping by! Feel free to share this project with your friends!! If you make a set, I’d love to see them! Make sure to tag us on Instagram!
Have a great weekend!
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