Paper Fireworks for the 4th

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Happy Friday everyone! Hannah here for a project for you.  I don't know if you're like me but I've got my mind set on the 4th of July.  It'll be here in little over a week but I'm already planning the BBQ, double-checking the invite list, working out seating, so much to think about!  Sometimes the decorations are an after thought but I have a really simple and easy idea for a table decoration using things you probably already have in the house. 

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Materials:

Bright Coordinates Value Pack paper pad (OMG, 180 sheets!!)

Mambi Color Basics - Red

3 flower pots, red and silver basket stuffing, skewers or chopsticks, metallic paint (optional)

Instructions:

1. Choose your paper. {Optional: sponge paint the back of your paper with metallic paint. I used a plastic grocery bag}  Cut each 12 x 12" sheet in half.  If you'd like make different sizes cut your halves down to 7 x 12" or 3 x 12".  Save yourself some cutting and take your halves and put them wrong-sides together before doing step 2.

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2. Cut 1/2" or 1/4" slits in your paper (it should be 6 x 12") leaving a 1/2" margin a 12" side.  I cut the ends like a ribbon ends just for kicks. 

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3. {Optional: paint your wooden skewers or chopsticks with metallic paint} Take a skewer and wrap your paper tightly around the skewer.  Tape the beginning and ends of the paper to anchor to the skewer. 

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4. Make all your paper fireworks and prep your flower pots.  Stuff your flower pots with some newspaper and only cover the last bit at the top with your basket filler.  Stick your paper fireworks in the pots and you're done!

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