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DIY 4th of July Decorations

Americana® Acrylics

DIY 4th of July Decorations
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DIY 4th of July Decorations

designed by PLA Schneider

Make your 4th of July decorations pop with these firecracker displays! These are so easy to create with upcycled Pringles® can and Americana® Acrylics.

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Americana® Acrylics

  • Antique Gold (DAO9)
  • Calypso Blue (DA234)
  • Snow (Titanium) White (DAO1)
  • True Red (DA129)

Galaxy Glitter™

  • Clear Ice Comet (DGG18)
  • Gold Shooting Star (DGG01)
  • Milky Way Blue (DGG05)
  • Red Nebula (DGG04)

Other supplies

  • paper towels (or clean cloth)
  • stylus or pencil
  • scissors
  • painter's tape
  • craft glue
  • small round brush
  • tracing & transfer paper
  • rope
  • containers (Pringles)
  • medium flat brush


NOTE: You can use any size Pringles can. But this project looks even better when using various sizes.

  1. Gather the supplies.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Wipe the insides and outsides of the cans clean. Use a medium flat brush to paint one can in Calypso Blue and two in Snow White. Let dry.
    Step 1 Example
  3. For the medium-sized striped can, use painter's tape to mask off the stripes.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use a flat brush to paint the stripes in True Red. Let dry. Use a flat brush to apply Galaxy Glitter in Red Nebula.
    Step 3 Example
  5. For the small can, use a small round brush to paint stars in Antique Gold and Calypso Blue. Let dry. Use a small round brush to apply Galaxy Glitter in Gold Shooting Star and Milky Way Blue.
    Step 4 Example
  6. For the taller can, transfer the provided pattern. Use a small round brush to paint the letters in Antique Gold and outline the letters in True Red.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Add these firecrackers to a festive holiday display.
    Step 6 Example
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