Discovering 2014: Firecracker Clippie

Discovering 2014 is a personal goal to complete a daily project throughout the year!

Today’s project was a Firecracker Clippie, inspired by this pin of a former Etsy listing.


  • (2) 1.5″ long strips of 7/8″ patriotic themed grosgrain ribbon
  • (8-10) 1.25″ or 1.5″ long metallic pipe cleaners
  • hot glue gun
  • covered hair clip

Take the pipe cleaners and curve the top halves slightly. I also used my flat-nose pliers to fold in and flatted the edge because I’m paranoid that it might scratch someone. Take your 7/8″ ribbon and hot glue them into rolls, like below.

One at a time you should now apply hot glue to the bottom quarter of the pipe cleaners and attach them inside the rolls. I put four in one and five in the other. After this part is done attach your firecrackers to your covered hair clip and enjoy!