Fab or Fail: 3 DIY Party Ideas for 4TH of July

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By: Jimmy Rhoades | Meredith Witthar Posted: 5:19 PM, Jul 3, 2016

Fourth of July is Monday, and your Facebook feed is probably blowing up with videos that make it look like a breeze to create your own DIY celebration. Is it as simple as they make it look? Jimmy Rhoades makes his declaration on whether they're fab or fail.

1.  Watermelon Keg

Take a little bit off the bottom to stabilize your watermelon, and chop off the top. Now we need room for our punch. Save all your scooped melon in a blender and make a hole where you want your "keg tap." You can get spigot kits on amazon for less than $10.  Use a knife to widen the hole just a bit, and add your spigot. Mix up a concoction of your choice.

2.  DIY Party Poppers

Cut off the bottom of a paper cup. Next, cut off the top of the balloon, tie the end, and try to stretch it over the cup. It's a little harder than the video shows. Put some confetti in it, and now you’re ready to pop!

3.  DIY Sparklers

Mix a pinch of sugar with water and about an ounce of the "secret ingredient," potassium nitrate. Hard to find, but it's in Stump Out, which kills tree stumps, so clearly poisonous. Be careful!  Heat up that Stump Out until it's dissolved. Then soak about 12 feet of 100-percent cotton yarn, and make a zig-zag pattern. Put it in the oven for 20 minutes at 300 degrees, and take it out after. Just let it dry, chop of the ends, and you’re ready to sparkle.

Celebrating our independence with these three DIY project you can make at home this 4th of July. Just be careful, and do more research if you decide to try the DIY sparklers. Again, Stump Out is poisonous.

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