June 19, 2013


Firecrackers or 4th of July Candles?

When I finished making these, some of my family members said they looked like Firecrackers and some said 4th of July candles. 

 I purchased these three containers from the Dollar Store and the cute paper I got from Michael's

I made my containers three different sizes. This is what might have made them look more like a candle set. You may choose to leave them all the same size.

I proceeded to paint the the tops a deeper red to match the paper better.
I then glued the paper to the containers.

I was going to use jute as the wick but then I found some old thick wire in the garage that I liked better.

I poked a hole in the top and just pushed the wire in.

Here are my Firecrackers added to my hutch!


  1. How cute are these? Nice addition to the collection of 4th of July decorations that will be simple to make. Thanks for sharing.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda@Tumbleweed Contessa

  2. Super cute!! Love them!! I think they look like firecrackers!! They will be perfect for July 4th!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  3. What an awesome idea!!! I think I have some containers like this stashed away somewhere! Pinning this one!

  4. Decorating with dynamite! It certainly has a ring to it :)

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  5. I love these! They came out great. Thank you for sharing at our Pinteresting Party!

  6. These are so fun! I love them and just in time for the fourth, too!
    I'm visiting today from Mop It Monday. I hope you get the chance to visit my blog, linkup and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
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