Pom-pom & “Fireworks” July 4th Centerpiece

Turn yarn, bamboo skewers and tinsel chenille stems into a big, fun Pom-pom & "Fireworks" July 4th centerpiece! At littlemisscelebration.comWhether we’re hosting a bash to celebrate the 4th or just want to “deck the halls” with red, white & blue, we need a fun, festive centerpiece. You guys know how much I love pom-poms! We’re making them with some Independence Day flair. Let’s take some simple, inexpensive supplies and create a pom-pom & “fireworks” July 4th centerpiece that we can use to celebrate the holiday for many years. You probably have a ton of vases around the house, just like I do. Find a big one! I used a glass vase, because I’m putting this on my foyer table, but use a plastic or any clear container you have on hand if you’d like to use this outdoors. That way, if it accidentally falls, or gets knocked over in the midst of holiday festivities, there’s nothing to break. Pom-poms have a built-in soft landing! I made the super-big 4” pom-poms, using the Clover Extra Large pom-pom maker. A day with big, booming & bright fireworks needs big, patriotic pom-poms, don’t you think? :) Here’s what we need to make the centerpiece:

  • Clover Extra-Large pom-pom maker
  • Large clear glass or plastic vase or container
  • Two skeins each of red, white & blue yarn
  • 10 each of red, white & blue tinsel chenille stems (pipe cleaners)
  • 12 bamboo skewers (raid the kitchen!)
  • 20 gauge wire
  • Washi tape – I used a red, white & blue tape from Michael’s

Make a total of 9 pom-poms, three each of red, white and blue, using the Clover Extra-Large pom-pom maker. I love my Clover pom-pom makers, they make the process fast and easy, and are worth the investment. You can make pom-poms for so many things; decorations, gift package toppers, etc. Trim the pom-poms or leave them a bit wild and wooly! Turn yarn, bamboo skewers and tinsel chenille stems into a big, fun Pom-pom & "Fireworks" July 4th centerpiece! At littlemisscelebration.com Cover the bamboo skewers with Washi tape. Wind a bit of tape around the top of the skewer, hold it at an angle and turn the skewer, wrapping the tape all the way to the bottom. It’s fast! Cut a few 24” lengths of 20-gauge wire and cover them with Washi tape, too. We’ll use the wire for some of the “fireworks.” Using the pointed end of the covered bamboo skewer, insert a skewer into each pom-pom. No glue is needed; the pom-poms are dense enough to stay on the skewer all on their own. Turn yarn, bamboo skewers and tinsel chenille stems into a big, fun Pom-pom & "Fireworks" July 4th centerpiece! At littlemisscelebration.com To create tinsel stem fireworks, take two each of red, white & blue stems and cut them in half with wire nippers. Alternate the colors and bundle together; fold in half and secure the bundle with small piece of white chenille, leaving about a 2-inch “stem.” Curl back each piece of chenille stem to create a “firework.” Turn yarn, bamboo skewers and tinsel chenille stems into a big, fun Pom-pom & "Fireworks" July 4th centerpiece! At littlemisscelebration.com To make another kind of firework, wrap a chenille stem around a pencil to curl it. Gather a two each of red, white & blue curls and twist the ends together at the bottom. The chenille fireworks can be attached to Washi tape covered bamboo sticks or to pieces of wire; the wire lets us bend them into place. Turn yarn, bamboo skewers and tinsel chenille stems into a big, fun Pom-pom & "Fireworks" July 4th centerpiece! At littlemisscelebration.com Now that we have all of the components, let’s put this centerpiece together! We’re using yarn as the vase “filler.” Put a layer of blue, then white and finish with a layer of red yarn. Gently work the bamboo skewer of each pom-pom into the vase, arranging as you like. Insert the “fireworks” into the arrangement, letting them burst above the pom-poms. That’s all there is to it and we’re done! Turn yarn, bamboo skewers and tinsel chenille stems into a big, fun Pom-pom & "Fireworks" July 4th centerpiece! At littlemisscelebration.com I’m putting this on the table in the foyer for some July 4th spirit when we leave or come home, but don’t you think this would be so much fun on a buffet or dinner table with all the holiday food? No watering or wilting with these soft, fun “flowers!” You could even give a pom-pom flower and a firework to your holiday guests…though perhaps make some extras, because I’ll bet you’re going to want to keep this! What do you think of this fuzzy, fun centerpiece? Are you making any decorations for the holiday? I’d love to hear about them! We are SO not done yet with ideas for the 4th! Thank you so much for visiting today!

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  1. Love it! I am a sucker for anything with pompoms and your centerpiece is so much fun! I really *need* one of those pompom makers too!
    ~ Ashley

  2. Oh, what a fun, patriotic centerpiece! I’m blushing, but I’ve never heard of the pom pom maker! I have to check this out! I have a bow maker (because I’m such a Klutz) but I need the pom pom maker, too! I’m pinning to my 4th of July board!

  3. Pom poms!!!! I love this for so many reasons, as you know. ;) So festive and fun! Pinned of course! xo

  4. Love these cute pompoms! Going to have to pin this Cindy!

  5. your pom poms are SO fluffy! heehee what a CUTE centerpiece Cindy! :)

  6. How fun is this?! I’d love to make this and put in the middle of my dessert table! Love how you created the pom poms, too. :)

  7. This is so cute! I’ve been needing some inspiration for my July 4th decorations and I think you’ve inspired me to make this into a wreath. Would love if you shared this on Merry Monday. Pinned.

  8. JaneEllen says:

    Your pom poms are perfect, so pretty, love the bigger fluffier ones. Where did you get your pom pom maker? I’d love to get one to make them. Your centerpiece is so pretty and patriotic as well as so much fun. Great too you can use it year after year.
    I usually make some paper decorations but I’ve got a few for 7/4. Will make a banner or the day. Also made a good sized flag with pallet wood, happy with how it turned out. I’ll be decorating front porch with some things from $tree and things I’ve made. We won’t be going anywhere but will decorate anyway. Give me something to keep me out of trouble. Happy summer days Cindy, great post.

  9. Oh my goodness, these pom poms are so cute! What a wonderful centerpiece for the 4th – love these Cindy!

  10. I LOVE POM POMS! So Cute!

    • Hi Katie! I love poms poms, too! They are so much fun to make and once I start, it’s hard to stop. :) Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

  11. How cute is this! And something I could handle ;) Will be pinning it in my 4th Board.

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Hi Bobbi! Thank you so much – pom-poms are so much fun, aren’t they? I appreciate the pin and your visit so much, thank you! Have a wonderful weekend and very happy 4th!

  12. That turned out amazing Cindy!! I love it, it’s so festive and so much fun! :)

  13. This is such a fun idea! Super cute! Pinned. Thanks again for being a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight. Lou Lou Girls

  14. Popping by from your contribution post on Claire’s blog to see what else you have. Such a cute idea!

    • Hi Chelsea! It’s so kind of you to visit and thank you! I had to make something with those coffee containers and I love “recycling” things. It’s great to meet you and I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

  15. Thanks so much for sharing this at the Say G’day Saturday linky party. I’ve just pinned this and shared on G+.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

    • Hi Natasha! Thank you so much for the party and so appreciate the pin and share. All linked up to this week’s party! :) Enjoy a wonderful weekend!

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