Firecracker Stakes

Firecracker Stakes

What You'll Need:

11" Wood Slat 4-Pack Sign
Wood Stakes
Wood Stars
6mm Cotton Cord
Get Organized™ Light Blue Twine
6"x7.25" Tin Pail
Rocks
Floral Foam
Acrylic Paint: Red, White
Americana® Multi Surface Cobalt Paint
Folkart® Burnt Umber
AB Glitter 
Mod Podge®
Paintbrushes
Hot Glue
Damp Cloth
Water
Rope Cutter or Scissors
Hack Saw

Difficulty Level: Beginner
Approximate Crafting Time: 2 Hours (Not Including Dry Time)


How to Make a Firecracker Stakes

Summer is almost here and that means a season full of Patriotic holidays! What better way to celebrate than with your own Firecracker Stakes. These are perfect to add to your patriotic theme for a backyard barbecue or to fill any space in your home. 
  • 1 Cut stake

    Cut 8" off from the bottom of one stake, on an angle. 

  • 2 Wipe signs & stakes

    Wipe the signs and stakes with a damp cloth or brush to wet them. 

  • 3 Add brown paint

    Apply some brown paint onto a cloth and wipe it onto all of the wood pieces, stakes and stars. Let dry. 

  • 4 Paint slats

    Paint two of the slats blue and two of the slats red. Let dry. 

  • 5 Paint stars & stripes

    Use a dry brush to paint the stars and diagonal stripes on the red signs with white. Sprinkle glitter on the stars and stripes while the paint is wet. 

  • 6 Glue stars & add twine

    Glue two stars to each of the blue slats. Wrap the bottom portions with some twine. Wrap the top portions on the red and white slats with the twine. 

  • 7 Add rope

    Cut four 4" sections of rope. Glue one to the back top center of each firecracker. Untwist the top of the rope slightly. 

  • 8 Hot glue firecrackers

    Hot glue the blue firecrackers onto the red and white ones at an angle. Glue the firecrackers onto the stakes at an angle. 

  • 9 Glue stars

    Glue some stars onto the top portion of the stakes. 

  • 10 Arrange stakes in foam

    Cut floral foam to fit into the bucket. Arrange the stakes in the foam and cover the foam with rocks.