'Firecrackers' From Essential Oil Tubes
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If you use essential oils in your home, you may have some of these shipping tubes:
They're very sturdy and it seemed a shame to throw them away, so I decided to turn some into firecrackers.
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Now, let me tell you how I made my firecrackers...
First, I got out my trusty hacksaw and cut 3 of them to the sizes I wanted.
I knew they would need tops so I cut a few circles from chipboard on my Cricut Maker.
Because we all know I can't measure (wink-wink) I 'eye-balled' the centers and made a mark with pencil. This way I could punch holes with my Big Bite.
This star fabric was cut into small pieces.
A little glue was spread on the circles and the fabric was trimmed and attached.
I turned my attention to the tubes and penciled a line where I wanted a break between the blue and the red. Some Mod Podge was brushed on:
And the first piece of a bandana was put in place.
The extra was tucked and glued into the end of the tube.
The same procedure was used for the blue star fabric.
The line between the two needed something, so I grabbed some navy seam binding from the closet and glued it on.
I found these cute little tinsel food picks to add to the tops.
After all three were done, some glue was added to the top inside edge of each tube...
...and the circles were added.
I didn't like the look of the edge, so out came the hot glue gun again along with some jute.
The three tubes were hot glued together and a piece of jute was tied around them.
This project can easily be recreated using paper towel tubes (instead of oil tubes), scrapbook paper (instead of fabric), and any bits and pieces you have at your house. You know I'm a big fan of 'Use What You Have'!
Everything needed for this project was in my stash except for the tinsel picks. They were from the dollar store....such a fun upcycle!
So, what did I do with them, you ask?
I put them in my Upcycled Mail Sorter, of course!
All ready for the July 4th weekend!
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