Sparkly 4th of July Firecracker Centerpiece

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Adding a centerpiece to your table on the 4th of July makes it so festive! Here is an idea for a 4th of July Firecracker Centerpiece made with pool noodles.

Looking for some fun 4th of July activities for kids? Check out this post from Passing Down the Love.

Pool Noodle firecrackers

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Patriotic 4th of July Firecracker Centerpiece

(made from pool noodles!!)

These cute firecrackers make a fun centerpiece for your 4th of July table.

Whether it’s a party or just the family, add a little festive “spark” to your holiday with these firecracker pool noodles.

Even the kids will love getting in on the action!

This would be a fun 4th of July craft for a swim party, birthday party or 4th of July BBQ.

These pool noodle firecrackers are super easy to make and will look great on your table.

How to Make a Firecracker Centerpiece

First, cut the pool noodles to the proper size.

If you’ve never cut pool noodles before, this may help you: How to Cut Pool Noodles for Crafting.

We used 3 pieces, each about 1.5 inches taller than the next, so 6 inches, 7.5 inches and 9 inches.

Wrap the noodles with ribbon, or if you’re using a red or blue noodle, you could leave them plain.

In order to make our firecrackers sturdy and keep them from blowing over, we added sand into the hole in each of the noodles.

Use duct tape to cover the hole and keep the sand inside.

Cover the duct tape with a piece of foam sheet cut to size.

Then we started decorating them.

Add embellishments like garland, ribbons, and bows. Use some decorative picks to make the “fire”.

Tie all three pieces together with a pretty ribbon to make one centerpiece.

Use up some of the old craft supplies you have around your craft space to be thrifty.

These instructions are for the firework centerpiece we made.

Yours can vary from this depending upon your preferences and the materials you have available.

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Pool Noodle Firecracker Centerpiece

Pool noodle firecracker centerpiece

These cute firecrackers make a fun centerpiece for your 4th of July table. Whether it's a party or just the family, add a little festive "spark" to your holiday with these firecracker pool noodles.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $10


  • Pool Noodle, any color
  • Ribbon
  • Spangles
  • Decorative Picks
  • Garland
  • Sand
  • Foam squares
  • Heavy Duty Duct Tape
  • Glue or Mod Podge


  • Knife
  • Scissors
  • Miter Box
  • Small Funnel


  1. Cut pool noodles into 3 pieces, varying heights. Ours were 6 inches, 7.5 inches, and 9 inches. Use a miter box to make your edges straight.
  2. Cover the noodle with ribbon.
  3. Tape one end of the noodle opening with heavy-duty duct tape.
  4. Using your funnel, fill the noodle hole with sand.
  5. Cover the top with heavy-duty duct tape to keep the sand inside.
  6. Cut a circle from the foam squares to fit each end of the noodle.
  7. Add your decorations. Use ribbon, garland, and picks to make your "fire".
  8. Tie the pieces together with a ribbon. We used a piece of the garland to tie it up.


Use your firecracker centerpiece on your table indoors, outdoors or on a mantle, side table, or wherever you need a spark of color for the holiday!

Adding sand to the noodles will help them be more stable and prevent the wind from tipping them over as easily.

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Are you ready?

So, what are you thinking? Are you going to try this pool noodle firecracker centerpiece project? It’s a really easy project and the kids will love it!

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