Got some spare time on your hands during a long Thanksgiving weekend? Well, we have a great idea to keep you busy – try building a Roman candle rack. Okay, we’re going on the assumption that you know what a Roman candle is (uh, who doesn’t), but just in case we’ll let you know that the pyrotechnic element is a long stick that is filled with a number of “stars” that shoot out with sparking one after another into the sky, usually with a whistle effect. Even though it’s technically not safe, firework enthusiasts seem to think it’s okay to hold Roman candles in the hand – however, this is risking injury. If the cardboard is damaged in any way (like bent or once wet), the stars can get jammed up inside and misfire in the hand.
This video to make a Roman candle rack is not only super cool because you can set up a number of Roman candles that orient upward at slightly different angles and also, and maybe most importantly, keep your body safe! The material list (below) is easy to find and the design is simple, you can probably knock out this homemade firework accessory in around an hour. Make sure to check out AllSpark Fireworks to pick up Roman candles in a wide range of styles.

  • Four feet of 2 x 3”
  • 50 inches of 1 x 4”
  • 2” screws for frame construction
  • 4” screws for candle dividers
  • Screwdriver
  • Saw
  • Ruler