Step 5: Cut the ends of the paper in a decorative way. Again, different cuts here create different effects. Round it, cut it at an angle, cut it to a point, etc…. play around!
Step 6: Fan out half of the firework and tape it together at the top.
Step 7: Use either regular Elmer’s glue or a hot glue gun and glue in two sticks (I used inexpensive bamboo skewers from the grocery store) on either side of the bottom folds.
Once dry, secure the two sticks together and you’ve got yourself a cute decorative fireworks fan!
I can just imagine these down the center of a barbecue table in bud vases or mason jars! Or maybe smaller ones stuck in everyone’s drinks? One on each plate? Endless possibilities! I decided to forgo the sticks on some of them and simply taped them together on each end. I then hot glued them to a ribbon and created a fun garland for my mantle!
Combined with the amazing printable Sugartots Designs shared here on I Heart Naptime and some paper lanterns I made a while ago, I have one festive Fourth of July mantle going on here!
The best part? It cost me $0. Now THAT’S the American (crafters) dream! Happy Fourth of July!