Get Patriotic with these easy DIY deck post firecrackers! Set them out for Memorial Day and leave them out on your porch through the fourth of July.

deck post firecracker

Supplies needed to make the Deck Post Firecrackers:

  • 4″ x 4″ deck post cut in staggering lengths (I have one set that is 8″, 10″ & 12″ and another set that is 18″, 22″ & 26″)
  • Exterior Paint in White, Navy and Red
  • Star Stickers or Star stencil (I used my Silhouette to cut my stars)
  • Painters tape in 1″ width
  • Paintbrush

Tools needed to make the Deck Post Firecrackers:

  • Mitre Saw
  • Drill
  • 1/4″ Drill bit
deck post with paint

Steps to make the Deck Post Firecrackers:

Step 1: Paint each of the deck posts with white exterior paint. You can apply full coverage or dry brush the posts like I did…it’s all personal preference.

tape off stripe

Step 2: Divide each of the post into a 1/3 section and a 2/3 section using 1″ painter’s tape.

Step 3: Place 1″ painters tape on the corners of all 4 sides of the 2/3 section of the post.

paint stripe

Step 4: Apply 2 coats of red exterior paint to the center stripe that has been taped off. Let dry. Repeat on other 3 sides. Remove tape.

tape off for blue block

Step 5: Apply 1″ painters tape over the top of dry red and white stripe (lower 2/3).

stars for top of deck post firecracker

Step 6: Place star stencil or sticker over white paint.

Step 7: Apply 2 coats of navy exterior paint to the upper 1/3 section making sure to cover the star stencil. Let dry. Remove Stencil. Repeat on other 3 sides.

deck post firecracker holder

Drill a hole in the top of each deck post using your drill and 1/4″ drill bit.

If you love these deck post firecrackers then you will also love this Pallet American Flag

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