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How to Make a 4th of July Centerpiece Decoration

Make these festive Fourth of July centerpieces to proudly display your patriotism.


  • Step 1: Make a sand centerpiece Make sure the vase is clean and dry, and layer red, white, and blue sand in it.
  • TIP: Shake the vase after each layer to level the sand.
  • Step 2: Add flowers Arrange the red, white, and blue flowers in the sand.
  • Step 3: Add the flag Stick the flag in with the flowers.
  • Step 4: Make a candy centerpiece Line the glass with alternating red and blue gum, leaving an inch between sticks.
  • Step 5: Add candy Fill the glass with the mint candy.
  • Step 6: Garnish with the pipe cleaner Stick the pipe cleaner into the candy to look like a sparkler or a fireworks fuse.
  • FACT: In 2007, $207 million worth of fireworks were imported from China.

You Will Need

  • Clear vase
  • Red sand
  • White sand
  • Blue sand
  • Fresh red
  • white
  • and blue flowers
  • Small American flag
  • Glass jar
  • Scissors
  • Silver metallic pipe cleaner
  • Peppermint candy
  • Sticks of red and blue gum

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