I love celebrating the 4th of July with my family on Cape Cod. I have fond memories as a little girl playing with sparklers. In fact, we looked forward to them each year. Unfortunately, fireworks, and yes-sadly sparklers, are illegal in the state of Massachusetts. This year I thought that it would be fun to make some sparklers out of glitter bombed tulle fabric from my local fabric store. With a little bit of help from the kiddos and bit in ingenuity, we were able to make these sparkler beauties to bring the the local parade.
The sparklers came together in no time at all. With help from the kiddos, it took about 5 minutes to make each one. We chose some fun drinking straws and also tulle that looked like fireworks to us. Of course adding a little bit of red and blue really helps to make them pop. You could really use any color tulle or mix up the amounts of red, white and blue you add to each sparkler to make each one unique and recognizable for the kids.
The secret to making these was cutting strips of tulle as if you were creating a pom pom. Washi tape was also my little secret. I love working with washi tape because it is very forgiving and can be undone and redone if you don’t quite get things just right. While we were making these, I thought they would also make a delightful centerpiece or even whimsical place settings for our picnic guests. I love that the kids wanted me to have mine first!
If you would like to make these sparklers at home, please take a peek over on the DIY Network. There I have a supply list and all the instructions on how to create your very own safe and fun sparklers. Happy 4th of July friends!
For the complete tutorial, please visit my post on DIY Network.