This easy firework diy decor project is perfect for any patriotic or 4th of July event.
They’re super simple and budget-friendly to make.
Plus, the sky’s the limit to color and pattern combinations you can create.
When they’re done, use them to create a cute fourth of July fireworks centerpiece.
Or include them as part of your patriotic decorations.
Supplies for Easy Firework DIY Decor
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- Cardstock paper
- Wooden dowels or skewers
- Scissors & ruler or paper cutter
- Hot glue
How to Make Easy Fireworks for Patriotic Decor
I found that using cardstock versus copy paper was better for these fireworks decorations diy.
The stiffness of the paper might be a little harder to work with, but it holds its shape better.
Plus there are SO many colors and patterns available in cardstock. Just visit your local craft store.
Step 1: Measure & cut paper for 4th of July firework decorations
Using 12″ x 12″ cardstock, your only limitation is the 12″ length.
I wanted my diy paper fireworks smaller than 12″.
So I first cut a strip that was 4-inches wide and 12-inches long.
Then I cut the 12-inch length into 3-inch pieces.
This gave me four 3″ x 4″ pieces of cardstock.
Next, I found something round that had a 2-inch diameter (in my case it was a tape measure).
I used it as a circle template and cut out circles from a different colored cardstock.
Then I cut out a quarter piece out of the circle.
Step 2: Shape diy paper fireworks
Once you have your rectangle and circle shapes cut out, you’re ready to shape your paper firework decorations.
Start with the rectangle pieces.
On the long end, wrap it around a wide marker. I found this was easiest to create a tube shape without any creases, and that way all the diy paper fireworks would be the same size.
Using hot glue, glue the overlapping paper together.
Next, take the Pac-Man shaped paper and twist one corner under the other corner, to form a cone shape.
To create a more narrow cone shape, twist the paper tighter.
Hot glue the paper in place.
Step 3: Assemble easy firework diy decor
After you have created all your tubes and cones, it’s time to assemble your patriotic paper fireworks.
Starting with the tubes, add ribbon pieces around it. (I found that gluing one end of the ribbon, wrapping it around, and then gluing the other end in place was easiest.)
It’s fun to mix up the ribbons on the different cardstock tubes, so you have a variety of diy firework designs.
Next, add hot glue around the top of the paper tube and adhere it to the cone.
*Tip: line up the edges from the tube and cone, so they look like a continuous line.
To complete your diy paper firework decor, hot glue one end of a small wooden dowel (or skewer) inside the tube.
This gives the effect of your firework decoration taking off.
My dowels were 12″ long, so I cut them down to 6″, as I didn’t need them that long.
Your patriotic decorations are now done.
Step 4: Create diy paper fireworks centerpiece
Now to create a diy paper fireworks centerpiece using your newly created decorations.
Find a container to display your paper fireworks. It can be a bowl, vase, bin, or bucket.
Then add a piece of floral foam inside the container.
Next use dried moss, small pebbles, or crinkle cut paper to cover the floral foam.
Add an American flag and finally, stick your diy paper fireworks into the foam.
Placing them in different directions will add to the visual interest.
Your diy paper firework centerpiece is ready to add to your table, kitchen counter, or 4th of July decoration.
SO Fun and Cute!