The 4th of July is just around the corner and so I decided I had to make something patriotic. I would have made a wreath (you know I love wreaths) but we are in the midst of a front door change up so I don’t have anything hanging up right now. When I saw this tutorial for these adorable Paper Fireworks at Landee See Landee Do I knew I had to make a Paper Fireworks Centerpiece and incorporate them.
-Red, White and Blue Scrapbook paper
(Ignore the flowers, they were not used)
1. The first step was to make the paper fireworks, these for me were a bit tricky and I felt ridiculous because the tutorial seemed so easy. But never fear because after a few tries I was successful! Start by cutting your paper to size. 8×12 and 6x 12 worked best for me. Also when I had scraps from the other side of the 12×12 paper I made those into smaller ones. Your length needs to be a good bit longer than your width or it won’t fan all the way out.
2. Began folding them accordion style, you could score your paper (I looked up how to do it with a butter knife) but I was too impatient for that so I just began folding. When you fold began folding the shorter side, the width not the length. This ensures that you have a lot of paper folded up so it will fan out into a complete circle.
3. At the center of your paper you need to staple it together, as perpendicular as possible. Cut the edges at an angle, they don’t work very well if you don’t.
4. Take edges and bring them together at the top and tape together in the back, this will make a half circle. Repeat with the bottom to make a full circle.
5. After taping the paper together you can tape the bamboo skewers to the back of the fireworks in order to have them stand in a vase.
6. Bunch up garland in the bottom of the vase to hold the bamboo skewers into place.
7. Place the paper fireworks on skewers into the vase and voila you have a beautiful 4th of July centerpiece.