Sparklers Centerpiece


Add a little glitz to your Independence Day table with this easy-to-make star-spangled centerpiece!

Materials

  • Dow STYROFOAM Brand Foam Block 2”x5”x7”
  • Fabric: red/white striped, 6”x19”; blue/white star, 6-1/2”x9”
  • Red Felt, 1-7/8”x6-7/8”
  • Star picks: four blue, three red, two red/white/blue
  • Silver metallic bag filler

Basic Supplies

pencil, scissors, ruler, iron and pressing surface, melon baller

Tools

  • Iron-on adhesive
  • Star cookie cutter, 3-1/2”
  • Pebbles or fishing weights, 1/2 cup
  • Wire cutters

Directions

  • 1. For vase bottom, use melon baller to scoop out a small cavity from one long 2”-wide end of plastic foam. See photo. Center and adhere striped fabric to vase, overlapping edges, folding and adhering excess fabric to top and bottom of vase.
  • 2. Following manufacturer’s directions for adhesive, iron adhesive to wrong side of star print fabric. Use cookie cutter to trace two stars on wrong wide of fabric; cut out. Iron one star to upper left corner of one long side of vase. Repeat for back.
  • 3. Adhere pebbles or fishing weights into vase, filling cavity. Adhere felt to bottom of vase.
  • 4. Use scissors to curl several streamers from picks. Use wire cutters to cut 3-1/2” length from bottom of each pick; adjust length of pick as necessary. See photo. Insert picks into top of vase.
  • 5. Adhere filler to top of vase.
  • Tip
  • 1. Spray glitter on base to add some sparkle to your centerpiece.

by Annabelle Keller

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