Fast, Free, Fun, 4th of July Decor!

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Did you ever notice how dried allium looks exactly like fireworks? Look no further than your garden for this fun and fast 4th of July decoration.
Locate your spray paint. If you're like me, there are always plenty of colors on hand.
Gently pull the allium from the ground. You want as much stem as possible so that you can cut them to the length you need.
Wearing disposable gloves to protect your hands from the paint, spray on color, turning the plant to cover all areas with paint. You may want to slide a BBQ skewer into the bottom of the stem so that you can paint all the way to the end of the stem. You will need a place to dry each globe so that the paint dries perfectly. I used a 5 gallon bucket.
It's that simple. You can use the "fireworks" to dress up an existing planter.
They look great in a vase in your house.

Suggested materials:
  • Dried allium, I have "Purple Sensation"
  • R, W, & B spray paint. Any brand will work.
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  • Donna Donna on Jun 24, 2016
    I love this! Unfortunately I don't have any allium - yet but I'm going to be planting some - how long will they last once you cut them? I have seen fake ones at the craft store, I may have to go with those. We have a red house with white trim, they would look great on the front step especially if I could find a tall vase like an old milk can.

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  • Angie Angie on Jun 21, 2018

    Just wanted you to know I loved this so much that I did it last year for the 4th, then I planted allium so I could do this for any occasion, and then I took it a step further and painted a "vase" full the colors of my living room! Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Randi Randi on Jun 23, 2018

      Hi Angie,

      It was so fun to have you reply. My dried allium is sitting in my shed, waiting for me to paint it. I love the idea of matching it to your decor.


  • Elise Elise on May 18, 2021

    I did this last year and you can respect them for Christmas, Valentine’s Day ( I gave them to single women), Easter ( gave them to seniors), and some to match my decor.

    lovely idea.