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Featured in Issue 218 of American Miniaturist

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I’m pleased as punch to share that my 4th of July backyard cookout has been featured in issue 218 of American Miniaturist magazine! They included all sorts of grilled goodies and barbecue favorites, and I’m so honored to be a part of such a lovely publication. Inside this issue, you’ll also find my tutorial for making pussy willows! If you’re not a subscriber yet, what are you waiting for?!

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Roadside Fireworks Stand

Dollhouse Miniature Roadside Fireworks Stand by The Petite Provisions Co.

With the 4th of July coming up next month, I thought I’d try my hand at building a little ramshackle roadside fireworks stand from scratch! I built the entire stand from foamcore and textured it with steel brushes to resemble wood.

Dollhouse Miniature Roadside Fireworks Stand by The Petite Provisions Co.
Dollhouse Miniature Roadside Fireworks Stand by The Petite Provisions Co. - Miniature Fireworks and Smoke Bombs

I searched for vintage fireworks images and found a ton of great old posters, which I affixed to the front and sides of the stand, as well as old packaging that I was able to print out and turn into bottle rockets, sparklers and fountains. For the little smoke bombs, I painted wooden beads black and glued white embroidery thread in the hole on top for the wick.

Dollhouse Miniature Roadside Fireworks Stand by The Petite Provisions Co. - Miniature Bottle Rockets
Dollhouse Miniature Roadside Fireworks Stand by The Petite Provisions Co. - Mini Sparklers

To make the lit sparklers, I use a pom-pom making method with silver tinsel for the tops and then glued the sparkler to a piece of white floral wire.

Dollhouse Miniature Roadside Fireworks Stand by The Petite Provisions Co. - Mini American Flags

To make the flags and bunting, I printed the images on inkjet printer fabric. For the flags, I cut them out and folded them in half around a trimmed and sanded toothpick and then glued them. I aged the edges with a Tim Holtz ink pad. For the bunting, I glued the half circles together at the tops and then sewed across the length of the bunting, pulling the thread taut to create the bunched effect. I then took a piece of red ribbon and glued that across the top to cover up the stitches.

Dollhouse Miniature Roadside Fireworks Stand by The Petite Provisions Co. - Mini Squirrel and Cracker Jack Box

To fill out the stand, I also printed out little patriotic top hats, pinwheels, a bird house and Cracker Jack boxes. I thought they brought a little nostalgia to the overall look of the stand.

Dollhouse Miniature Roadside Fireworks Stand by The Petite Provisions Co. - Mini Pinwheels

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