I started with a piece of burlap and cut a star stencil out of newspaper. After I cut out 2 identical stars, I used acrylic and puffy paints and created my designs. Once that dried, I glued the two stars together with a hot glue gun, leaving a side open to stuff with newspaper. It's important to leave a large enough hole because it is difficult to stuff the star so that it lays nicely when you only have a little hole to work with. Once I was happy with it, I glued the last side shut. I then took a piece of wire, added some beads, buttons, and other flare to jazz up the metal wire a bit. Both of these stars are still gracing my front porch right now, and I still love them! The total cost of the project was $7, and I had enough burlap to make 4 stars. So that really was less than $2 a piece to make. Happy Fireworks to you!!
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