Super Easy DIY Wooden Firecrackers For The 4th Of July!

Get your home ready for the 4th of July with these super easy DIY wooden firecrackers! With just a few supplies and 15 minutes, you can have these cute patriotic decorations on your front porch!


Get ready for the 4th of July with these adorable DIY wooden firecrackers! You can make this cute patriotic home decor in 15 minutes or less; it’s so easy to do!

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DIY Wooden Firecrackers For The 4th Of July

  • Time spent doing stuff: 15 minutes
  • Time spent waiting around: 45 minutes
  • Total project time: 1 hour



  • 3 scraps of 2×2 lumber in varying lengths
  • red, white, and blue acrylic craft paint
  • wire
  • patriotic ribbon

Supplies to make diy wooden firecrackers


Check out the video below for the full tutorial! (You can find written instructions below the video.)


Start by sanding the corners of the 2×2 pieces to make sure there aren’t any rough edges or splinters. Then give each block a coat or two of paint on all sides (including the top and bottom) with red, white, and blue acrylic craft paint.

Make diy wooden firecrackers by painting 2x2 wood scraps

Once the paint is dry, drill a hole into the top of each block of wood with a drill bit that is slightly smaller than the diameter of your wire.

Drill hole for wooden firecracker fuse

Cut 3” of wire for each block. Put a small amount of glue into the hole in the top of one block, and coat one end of the wire in glue as well. Stick the wire into the block and push it in firmly so that it goes all the way down the hole you drilled.

Wipe away any extra glue from the surface of the wood, and bend the wire into a spiral. Repeat for the other two blocks and then set the blocks aside so the glue can dry.

Once the glue is dry, cut two feet of patriotic ribbon and lay it out flat in front of you. Place all three blocks on top of the ribbon and line up the bottoms so they can stand up when you’re done.

Tie the ribbon in a bow around the blocks, and you’re done!

Tie patriotic ribbon around diy wooden firecrackers

If you want to learn the easiest way to tie a burlap bow, check out the video below.


Red white and blue diy wooden firecrackers for the 4th of july

Super easy diy wooden firecrackers for the 4th of july

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Jessi Wohlwend

I believe that anyone can do crafts and DIY projects, regardless of skill or experience. I love sharing simple craft ideas, step by step DIY project tutorials, cleaning hacks, and other tips and tricks all with one goal in mind: giving you the tools you need to “do it yourself”, complete fun projects, and make awesome things!

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