I was in the Dollar Tree and I happen to see a pack of Playing cards. The cards are red and blue which right away gave me an idea for a fun and easy craft. It will soon be Memorial Day and Fourth of July and we can easily create some fun Americana decorations using these playing cards.

A few other supplies I will be using are:

1. Playing cards (red and blue)

2. Hot glue

3. Twine

4. Wine corks

5. Scissors

6. Silver glitter

7. Elmer’s glue

8. Paint brush

9. Marker or pen

You will want to use the scissors to poke a hole into the center of the wine cork.

You will place a small dab of hot glue onto the cork and push a piece of twine down into the hole.

This will be the wick to a decorative firecracker.

The next step to wrap one of the red playing cards around the cork. You will add some hot glue as you wrap it around the cork.

I then added Elmer’s glue and glitter to both ends of the firecracker.

You will now want to cut a circle out of four of the blue cards I used my roll of twine to trace a circle onto four of the blue cards

Once you have four circles cut out you will fold them in half. Be sure to fold them with the blue side facing in.

You will then use the hot glue to attach all four circles together.

Once I had all four pieces glued together I then added Elmer’s glue and glitter to all the edges.

These are fun decorations to use as bowl fillers or add to a small tree. I hope you will have fun and give these a try.