DIY Firecracker Windsock

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This DIY Patriotic Firecracker Windsock is easy to make with a few simple supplies –all plastic– so the windsock won’t get ruined if you hang it outside in the rain.

The base is a dollar store laundry basket and I was able to make three windsocks from one basket!

I’ll jump right in and show you how to make this easy patriotic craft.

Supplies

  • A round, plastic laundry basket (mine is from Dollar Tree)
  • Red, white, and blue plastic disposable table clothes
  • Zip ties
  • Clear scotch tape
  • A 16 oz. water bottle
  • Scissors
  • X-Acto Knife

How To Make A DIY Patriotic Firecracker Windsock

STEP 1:

Cut out the center part of a round dollar store laundry basket as shown below.

Cut the center of a round dollar store laundry basket
Cut out the center part of a round dollar store laundry basket.

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STEP 2:

Cut the center part of the basket into 3 equal pieces. Then form into round cylinders and use two zip ties to secure the ends as shown below. NOTE: I was able to make three firecracker windsocks from one laundry basket.


Secure frame with plastic zip ties to make a round cylinder.
Cut into 3 equal pieces and form into a round cylinder and secure with zip ties.

STEP 3

Cut the plastic table clothes into 18-inch long strips that are about 1-inch wide. Tip: It’s easier to cut if you keep the tablecloth folded.

Shown are red, white, and blue plastic table clothes cut into 1-inch strips to make a DIY Patriotic Windsock.
Cut the plastic table clothes into 1-inch strips about 18-inches long.

STEP 4

Fold the top plastic tines inward then use clear scotch tape to tape multiple table cloth strips in alternating colors onto each bottom rung of the windsock. Each of the strips here contains 4-5 plastic layers.

Use clear tape to take the blue and red table cloth streamers on.
Use clear tape to tape 4-5 table cloth strips onto the bottom of the windsock.

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STEP 5

Cut the top off of a water bottle as shown below. Poke a small hole in the top of the cap with pointed scissors and screw the cap back on.

Cut the top off of a water bottle and poke a small hole in the cap.
Cut the top of a water bottle and poke a hole in the cap with the pointed end of your scissors.

STEP 6

Use clear tape to tape the water bottle top onto the top of the firecracker windsock. The plastic tines should be on the outside. This will make a sturdy base to hang the windsock. Then pull the string through the bottle cap and hang up your windsock!

Use clear tape and tape the water bottle top to the top of the fire cracker.
Tape the water bottle top onto the top of the firecracker windsock. Then pull a string through the hole in the cap and hang.

Update: My windsocks held up well way past the 4th of July and they look so fun dancing in the wind on my porch!

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