July 4th Firecracker Centerpiece

Create a patriotic firecracker centerpiece out of mailing tubes and construction paper for your July 4th party.



  • Mailing tubes and plugs in assorted sizes (containerstore.com; 800-PAPER-01)
  • Red, white and blue construction paper
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Silver tassels
  • Star-shaped paper punch
  • Assorted ribbons and rickrack

1. Cover a tube in construction paper, using glue to secure

2. Use scissors or a knife to carefully make a small slot in one plug. Thread silver tassels through opening and tie in a knot to secure.

3. Decorate by gluing star-shaped cutouts and ribbons on tubes as desired. If you want to use them as party favors, fill with candy.