The Firecrackers were another Pinterest inspired craft that my sister and I set out to make.  After shopping for scrap book paper to cover the cans with and not having much luck my sister found gift bags at the Dollar store.  Each bag had a shinny side as in the three cans at the bottom of the page and a regular side as the rocket is.  So one bag would cover two cans....SCORE!!! The sparkles are just what they appear to be sparkles with weights.  On the three can at the bottom of the page I filled each can with rocks or foam depending on if you are setting them outside or inside leaving enough room  at the top for the sparkles to set on top.  Then added the wire stars as embellishments.  For the different height I took the Pringle cans and cut them with the chop saw 2.5" shorter for each one.

For the Rockets we bought a swimming noodle and cut into fourths.  Wrap the noodle with scrap book paper and make a cone for the top, we cut some of the twist tie off from the sparkle to add as the fuse in the cone top.  Wrapped a bamboo stick or dowel with masking tape or duct tape until it fit tightly in the noodle.  Take the sparkle apart and save all of the parts except for the concrete weight.  First wrap the stars with the wire stem to the dowel then wrap the streamers around that, next take the cellophane cover and put on the end of the dowel and shove it into the noodle, it should fit tightly. There you go....your Fourth of July Rocket!

Scrapbook pages created by My Memories Suite 
Inspired by this Hobby Lobby wreath.

I purchased a Christmas wreath at Deseret Industries for $1.50, added in 2 rolls of burlap which I love since the edges are all finished so it doesn't fray like regular burlap does regular price of $5.99 but of course I used my 40% off coupons on these. I didn't cut any so I could reuse it for another project if I wanted too later. I bought the stars at a yard sale for $1.00.  So the total for this project was under $10.00. 

I think I can easily take off the stars and add other embellishments to change it up.  I actually think I might add an ivy red geranium to match the flowers in my yard after the holiday.  Then I think I will make burlap pillows for my black rocking chairs to match.  I will post pictures of that project later.

In honor or Presidents Day I put together a arrangement for my office counter.  I found the Avon President bottles, flag and books at the local thrift store.  The President's Day subway art I got on Pinterest.  I think this would be a great 4th of July arrangement also.