Fireworks Table Runner

Happy Monday Friends!!  I have joined up with more than 30 AMAZING bloggers to tackle the challenge of creating a patriotic project or recipe without using the traditional red, white and blue color scheme! How fun is that?! Starting last week and running through July 4th, more than 30 projects will be shared on some of the most awesome blogs around. I can’t wait to see all of the inspirational projects and hope YOU will find some inspiration as well.

So…let me tell you…trying to create a Patriotic or Fourth of July themed project without the use of red, white, or blue was really a challenge!  I think you may be surprised with what I came up with… How-to-make-a-Fireworks-Table-Runner

When I think of the Fourth of July, I not only think of stars and stripes, flags, and patriotism…but a celebration.  With a celebration comes fireworks!

Supplies for Fireworks table runner So gather up some paint, pipe cleaners, a wood plank, and painters tape (if you want stripes)

Firework-table-runner-tape-off-stripes Start by marking off where you would like your stripes.  Then paint with desired color.  Since we are not allowed to use red, white, or blue, I went with grey. Fireworks-table-runner-painting-stripes Once the paint has dried, peel the tape off.

Grey striped board Now it’s time for some fireworks…


Create- firework-stamps-from-pipe-cleaners!

To make the firework stamps, cut pipe cleaners in halves or thirds.  Then, lay them out like a snowflake or star.  Take one and loop it around the others.  Wrap one or two around the others as needed to tighten pieces.  Leave one piece sticking up to use as a handle.  Stamp-fireworks-with-a-homemade-stamp

 Stamp in desired color(s) Making sure to gently dab stamp in paint.  A little goes a long way.  

Stars and Stripes Fireworks painted Table Runner

Stars and Stripes Fireworks painted table runner with homemade fireworks stamps Now I can celebrate all season with a bright and festive table runner!

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MUST PIN!  Amazing patriotic project ideas that DON'T use the traditional colors!  Very creative!  1. USA Map by Paper & Fox
2. Let Freedom Ring Gold Art by Life on Virginia Street
3. Wood Shim Flag by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body
4. Corrugated Metal Star Art by Addicted 2 DIY
5. Neutral Nautical Pallet Flag by Southern State of Mind

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When you think of the Fourth f July, what decor comes to mind?



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      onekriegerchick says

      Thank you so much…I was crossing my fingers everyone else would see them as fireworks too. So glad you like it!
      Hope you have an amazing day!

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    How lovely!! One of my favorite parts of your runner is the fact that it’s made from wood, as opposed to the traditional fabric. Way to go on breaking traditions!!

    It was definitely a challenge to come up with something non-traditional. I’m loving this blog hop thus far, cannot wait to see what else is in store!!

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      onekriegerchick says

      Thanks so much! I’m with you…This blog hop has been so fun, such a challenge, and I love to see everyone else’s take on it!

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    Brittany t says

    I usually think of fire works, grilled chicken and the Star-Spangled Banner! Cute table runner too :)

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      onekriegerchick says

      Thanks so much…I love all of those things too! Summer is just so nice…Hope you’re having a great week!

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      onekriegerchick says

      Oh, Karen, you are so sweet! I turned out better than I expected.
      Have a Happy Day!

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