DIY Decoupaged Summer Firecracker Blocks

It's Summertime again and making red, white, and blue decorations for the Fourth is my favorite craft. 

Firework Blocks on the mantel

It is time for Ten on the 10th and our theme is Fourth of July! 

Ten on the Tenth DIY Summer collage

This patriotic project began with leftover 1" x 1" oak trim pieces and little fabric flags like the ones the politicians hand out at parades. 🇺🇸 

You can find flags like this at the Dollar Tree.

First, I cut the wood into blocks the length of the flags, about 6".

Wooden Oak trim blocks

You can find small American flags by following this link. 

Next, I removed the flag from the stick and wrapped it around three sides of the wooden block. 

I attached the flags to the blocks with Matte Mod Podge, first under the flag and then on top. 

Decoupaged DIY Summer Firework Blocks

When the Mod Podge dried I trimmed any overhanging flag fabric with scissors. 

I painted the 4th side of the block and both ends with red and blue craft paint then let it dry by the fan. 

blocks painted with flags decoupaged on them

After the paint dried I drilled holes in the top of the blocks and glued in small pieces of wooden skewers with wood glue. 

I painted the blocks with a coat of clear satin sealer then when it dried went over it again with light stain to give the firecrackers a vintage look. 

You can use a glossy sealer to make your firecrackers shiny too! 

firework blocks with stick fuses

decoupaged firecracker blocks

glittered cardstock

rolled firework flare

To make sparklers at the top of the firecrackers, I cut small rectangles of glittered card stock. 

I cut little slits along one end then wrapped it around a toothpick and glued it closed. 

3 decorative firework blocks

firework blocks, a clock and an overlay

I love the look of these fun firecrackers! 

They are going to make adorable decorations around the house this summer. 

Firework blocks with glittered flares

american flag firework blocks

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American flag firework blocks
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Now take a look at the beautiful Ten on the 10th Fourth of July Projects my friends have created to share with you! 

French Ethereal.
The Apple Street Cottage.

And here are a few more Homeroad projects for the 4th! 

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. Wow! I have never used the Modge Podge Matt before but it gives it such a beautiful hand painted look and finish. ( I made some fireworks blocks too, but decided to go in a different direction, great minds! Yours are MUCH prettier than mine!) Love this!

  2. So cute, Susan! I forget how Modge Podge makes things stick so easily and that basically you can stick anything onto wood to make a fun decorator item ~ love your little firecrackers!!! Enjoy them!

    Barb :)

  3. Great idea. I love how they have a vintage look. So cute!

  4. Susan, these blocks are adorable. I am so glad you shared the tutorial. I was thinking about making these for my garden. Thanks for the easy step by step tutorial. I can't wait to make them!

    1. They are fun to make and will last for years!

  5. Susan, I love these! When I first saw the photo I was thinking that you had a lot of patience to paint all of those small stars! :-) So adorable. I've seen them in the store but refuse to pay the price. Thanks for showing me a less expensive way to have this cute decor! Hugs!

    1. Hahaha nope not that much patience, just a little flag :)

  6. Love these - great directions and a fun project for any age!!

  7. This is such a clever idea, Susan. I am a huge fan of Mod Podge and this is a great way to use it!

  8. These are adorable. I've really wanted to make some. Your decoupage idea is genius.

  9. This is just amazing! Great holiday recycle.

  10. I love patriotic projects and these are perfect! I have seen lots of firecrackers but none like these. Love them!

  11. These are fabulous. So stinking cute and unique.


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