Pringles Can Firecracker Tutorial!

Ka-boom! These little cuties will knock your socks off and ignite your imagination. Here are two quick variations for the Pringles can firecracker tutorial: (1) Mod Podge and (2) Paint.

Once you've made the basic firecrackers as described in this tutorial, you can also have fun with these two variations:
Get the How-To by clicking the image

Working Straw Caddy - click the image for instructions's the Pringles can Firecracker tutorial:

An addiction to taste for Pringles comes in handy for this project!


  • empty Pringles cans
  • paint {red, white and blue, of course!}
  • Mod Podge
  • paper napkins you like
  • wire star garland
  • foil paper
  • wooden skewers {you'll be using them for grilling anyway!} 


  • scissors, paint brush, hot glue gun

Let's start with the Mod Podge version. Select napkins (or paper) you like. Dessert size are perfect for the Pringles can. Napkins usually are 2- or 3-ply. You want just the top printed layer.

Note that if you Mod Podge directly over the Pringles Can, the design of the can may show through the napkin.

I coated all my Pringles cans with white paint before bedtime. One coat was sufficient. The next morning, I brushed on a layer of Mod Podge and draped the napkin around the can and smoothed it down.

Then one more coat of Mod Podge over the top completely finished the can! Easy and fast pringles can FIRECRACKERS!

Painting the can was just as simple. Again, brush a layer of white paint on the Pringles can. Have fun painting a freehand July 4th design. Punch stars out of painter's tape and stick them on before brushing on the blue so that you're left with white stars when finished.

Both the Mod Podge and the painted firecrackers have their appeal, and I will show you more variations in a coming post.

Now for the tops. Gotta make it look like the fuse is going off! You can purchase ready-made 'sprigs' or make them yourself with foil tissue paper and wire star garland. Here's how:

  1. To make things simple, remove the foil from the package and cut one small rectangle right along the fold lines. Fold this approximately 6"x3" piece of foil in 1/2 and snip it like fringe. Cut deeper fringe on one end working your way to a shallower fringe. {This will help create more of a fountain effect.} 
  2. Put a small glob of glue on your skewer, and start rolling the foil around it, working from the shallow side to the longer fringe side. 
  3. Then wrap a 4" bit of wire star garland around what you just glued. 
  4. Repeat with one more foil fringe, gluing it just a bit lower on the skewer. Then wrap a bit of the wire garland around that, too.

Now you have a pretty, sparkly "fuse." 

Simply poke the wooden skewer through the Pringles can lid.

The foil paper makes a fun fountain for the firecracker fuse. {Say that fast 3 times!}

Kids would have a blast helping you make these. Painted or Mod Podged, these firecrackers are very festive. They are also functional.  How would YOU use them?  

I have a few ideas that will REALLY blow you away! Check out the other two versions in my series. 

Click *HERE* to check this out! It doesn't just store them, it works!

You can bet I blinged up these firecrackers for lots of fun!

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Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Christina those are so festive and fun! I love the 4th! Nice project!

Mickymunchkin's little space said...

I love that idea! How I would use them? I guess I would fill the Pringle boxes with some small items and give them away at the end of the party to the guests.

Alison Agnew said...

such a cute idea
and i love the comment above
about filling them with party favors
for guests to take home

thanks for sharing
at Fridays Unfolded!


Unknown said...

I love decorating and enjoying the 4th of July. These are just too cute and fun:) Yes, My name is Evelyn and I also have an addiction to Pringles, LOL! So I already have most of the supplies. Would love for you to share this at Freedom Fridays Blog Hop. So hoping to see you there.

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

This is great! I love all the fun red, white and blue projects starting to pop up in blogland. I hope you will link up to my Patriotic Project Parade.

Cassidy said...

Wow love this creative patriotic project! I love that you used a napkin to modpodge onto the can. Very creative! I don't have much decor for 4th of July (yet) but I did manage to make a creative wreath for the upcomming holiday :)

Alecia @ ChickenScratch NY said...

Love this! I feel so bad throwing out those cans, I need more projects to do with them!

luvGodncountry said...

NOW I HAVE A USE FOR MY CANS!!! Thank you! Following you now, found you on nifty thrifty things!! Have a great week!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

What a creative project! I think the 4th is my favorite holiday I know my cousins would love to make these. Megan

Tiffany said...

ADORABLE!!! I will definitely put this on my list to do! I just came across your blog from craft-o-maniac and will be following you!
I just started a new blog today and would love some visitors if you have time! :)

Jill said...

Great way to reuse those pringle cans!!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Crafty Mischief said...

Great upcycle! I love how these turned out!

Fonda @Southern Scraps said...

These are great! So creative!

Unknown said...

This is perfect! Can't wait to try it for our 4th of July party!!

Christine said...

This is FABULOUS!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!

Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Too cute! My kids went through 1/2 a can of Pringles today...I see a craft in our future!

southernflaircrafts said...

Cute - my kids will love this!!

Tammy @

southernflaircrafts said...

Cute - my kids will love this!!

Tammy @

Emreen said...

Wow ! Very creative... !! Guess we can use this idea for many such similar projects... !! Beautiful work !!

Emreen said...

Wow ! Very creative... !! Guess we can use this idea for many such similar projects... !! Beautiful work !!

Michelle Johnnie said...

REally cute idea! I am featuring this at today!

stephanie said...

Love this idea! We go through a lot of pringles, Ill have to sit down and make some of these! THanks for the idea!

Unknown said...

You are WAY FUN! Featuring you tomorrow! XO, Aimee

Brittany @ My Decoupaged Life said...

What a great idea! I was going to use 1x1s to make some firecrackers, but this is much cheaper!
Just so you know, I featured you on today's Show Off Saturday

Naptime Review said...

Looks like my hubby will be eating some Prinkles. Thanks for sharing. Newest GFC follower from link up. Love for you to follow back when you get a chance. Hosting linky for Mom blogs. Love to have you!

Kathryn Pepper said...

These are so dang I love Pringles, so it would be perfect for me! I'd love if you could link this up to my link party!!


Blissful & Domestic said...

Hi there! I just wanted to let you know I featured you in my Fourth of July Round up. Stop by and check it out and snag a featured button.

Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

I love this is so colourful & bright! Brilliant! Angie xo