Fearless Friday, Firecrackers!

Here’s a fun design that anyone can do, easy peasy!



Start with a color sketch of what you want to paint, either your own sketch or an inspiration photo



I used $2 white rustic chargers from Hobby Lobby and glossy acrylic craft paint in red, white, blue, black, yellow and orange



firecracker bodies were painted with a square flat brush




Wicks were added with a fine liner brush



Stars look hard but here’s a tip



Start with a dot of paint and then with a small fine liner brush, pull paint out from the center in 5 evenly spaced points to make the star

You can leave them skinny or fill them out



One charger got simple polka dots on the red firecrackers and one got fat white stripes



The black wicks were lit with orange & yellow dots and squiggles


Don’t fret over following your design exactly, it’s just a guide line







To see the complete table setting on Seaside July click here




I have to share the blue heron my friend Jodi from the Creative Life In Between painted from one of my photos earlier this week



I have never painted birds, but she was fearless and look at the fabulous result!

Thanks for sharing Jodi!   You can visit Jodi here to see more of her wonderful watercolors, and you can buy them on her Etsy shop McKinneyx2Designs here

Have fun and be fearless!


Pssst… 25% off with free ship on home decor thru midnight  June 10


enter code:


at check out

🇺🇸   🌠   🇺🇸   🌠   🇺🇸   🌠

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Rustic and RefinedBetween Naps on the Porch, Gardens Galore

Coastal CharmCooking and Crafting with J&J,  The Scoop,   A Stroll Thru Life 

Celebrate and Decorate,  Lori’s Culinary Creations,   Moonlight and Mason Jars

Full Plate Thursday  Foodie Friday & Everything Else

Share it One More Time   Delicious Dishes Recipe Party     Foodie Friends Friday


34 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Firecrackers!”
  1. Mary says:

    I love your firecracker chargers Jenna! Fun to see Jodi’s painting come to life from your photo. Thanks for the painting tips and Society6 link discount. Happy Weekend! 🙂

  2. Jodi says:

    Such a great idea and such fun firecrackers! Thanks for sharing my blue heron ☺️. It was so fun to do!!

  3. Jenna, You make this sound so easy, but part of your amazing talent is being able to imagine the result and then take the steps to create it! Thanks for sharing this idea! I am enjoying one of your notebooks from Society 6 and I must pop over to find another! Linda

  4. Great tutorial and result, Jenna! Love Jodi’s work also. Society6 is such a great outlet to be able to offer your items. I am enjoying my pillows in the sunroom right now for a burst of color, and your discounts are always enticing. Thank you!

  5. Jenna, if I had any confidence I would attempt these very cute firecracker chargers! You do make it look simple. Jodi’s watercolor of your photo is amazing! Happy weekend!

  6. You make it all sound so easy!!! What a cool charger for the summer months!!! Your artistry is always such a treat!

  7. Sandy Park says:

    Jenna, those fire crackers are adorable. Like everyone said, you make is seem so simple. Thanks for all you inspiration.

  8. Loads of fun, Jenna! And I’ll agree — you make it sound easy! I think they’re delightful and perfect for the season.

  9. chrisscheuer415 says:

    I love these and do believe, with your expert instruction, I could even do them!

  10. Rosie M. says:

    Great post, Jenna! I love your firecracker chargers. I’m going to Hobby Lobby today to see what they have available and I really do think I’m going to try this tutorial!! Rosie

  11. lulu says:

    I LOVE your firecracker chargers. You’ve made it sound so simple that I just might be able to pull them off. First I’d have to find the chargers and that’s going to be a challenge in these parts!

  12. Love these and you made it look so easy to do!

  13. JESS44903 says:

    SO cute!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  14. Once again, you’ve made it look easy! Actually, you broke this down into the perfect bite-sized steps. I love your tip for the stars too. Thanks for the inspiration and instruction. 😀

  15. lghiggins says:

    I loved your chargers. I’m obviously late getting to this post, but I think, with your suggestions/directions it could be used for other seasonal chargers. I’m always looking for ideas that are easy and fun for creative afternoons with my granddaughters.

Check out what others are saying...
  1. […] firecracker charger/tutorial here […]

  2. […] will get out my Firecracker Chargers and Flag […]

  3. […] Firecracker Charger tutorial […]

Leave a Reply