For me, memories of the Fourth of July include splash contests in the pool, volleyball tournaments in the yard, tons of sunscreen, and fields of fireflies that turn into skies of fireworks. I could argue that this is my favorite holiday due to the outdoor activities, warm sun, and outfit attire of a bathing suit and bare feet. However, what I do think the Fourth of July needs more of is fun party decor :) Dress up your space for the holiday using pieces that you already have around your house — just remember to stick to a red, white, and blue theme only! Follow along below to learn how we made this firework-inspired chandelier using extra pieces from our craft closet.
Materials and Tools:
- 18-inch embroidery hoop
- fake flowers
- paper straws
- wooden beads
- baker’s twine
- pom-pom maker
- hot glue
Let’s get started!
Cut six pieces of ribbon measuring 22-inches long and six or seven strings measuring 15 inches in length.
Tie the ribbons to the hoop and string on pieces of straws and wooden beads.
Tie the other side of the shorter strung ribbons to embroidery hoop. This will create a scalloped edge. Add tassels out of baker’s twine to the bottom of each wooden bead.
Use a hot glue gun to apply fake flowers and pom-poms to the edge of the embroidery hoop.
If more flair is your style, add a second layer of ribbon to the bottom of the chandelier. We kept this layer very simple with just ribbon and a wooden bead.
Grab all your Fourth of July necessities and set up shop for a fun day in the sun!
But watch that pooch! :)
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DIY Production and Styling: Kelly Bryden
Photography: Kurt Andre