Bomb Decorations for the 4th of July
Watch this DIY – (Coming soon!)
Firecracker, firecracker…boom,boom,boom. This cheer has literally been going through my head the entire time I’ve been making these adorable little Bomb Decorations! I’m sure there’s more to this cheer, but these are the only words I can remember. Maybe something about girls wearing mini skirts? Or maybe that’s a totally different cheer?
I think we can all agree that these little Bomb Decorations are something to cheer about. I knew I wanted to make some sort of DIY firecracker for the 4th of July, but I was over the wooden firecracker. Not because I don’t think they are cute, they totally are! But because I wanted to give you all something new and fresh. Something you haven’t seen yet. So I came up with these little Bomb Decorations!
- Foam balls
- Patriotic Material ( I buy the fabric quarter for .97 cents)
- Serrated Knife
- Paint Brush or Pencil
- Thick Twine ( I bought mine at the dollar tree)
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Small piece of twine (pipe cleaner would work nicely, too.)
- Bow or Ribbon to make your own. ( I made my own using Brook Riley’s method!)
- Matches and a bowl of water
Step 1: Using a serrated knife cut a small piece of foam off of the bottom. Make sure to make this as even as possible so your Bomb Decoration stands up straight. Although, I do think they look cute when they are slightly slanted, too!
Step 2: Take a paint brush or a pencil and make a hole in the top part of the Bomb. Then shove some of the thick twine down the hole and secure it with glue. You will want to make sure your twine is a little longer than you want it to account for the hole and burning, which I’ll show you in step 5.
Step 3: Once the hot glue is dry it’s time to add the material. To do this I lay the material out flat and sit my foam ball in the middle. I then pull all the extra material to the top and secure it with a piece of thin twine or pipe cleaner. Before securing the material make sure it is as tight as you can get it.
Step 4: Once my material is secure I then trim up the excess material and hot glue my bow on. I find I get the best looking results if I cut my material in the shape of a half circle.
Here is the method I used for this bow – YouTube
Step 5: Once my Bomb Decoration is assembled I use a match to slightly burn the ends of my twine. Make sure you do this near water and be careful as to not burn your project! You might actually want to burn the twine before adding the bow… I tend to do things backwards. LOL
And that’s all there is to it! I made a few and have them sitting around the house.