Tuesday, June 4, 2013

4th of July Craft Roundup

I have a hard time finding 4th of July decorations that I like. I often feel like patriotic decorations are too over-the-top for my tastes. So during the summer, our house is a little drab. In order to remedy this, I decided to put together a round-up of cute patriotic decorations that appeal to those like me.


Patriotic Paper Flowers from Live Laugh Rowe


Kelly at Live Laugh Rowe provides a great tutorial for crafting these fun and easy flowers. I love the variety of patterns she uses so that they are not just an explosion of stars and stripes.

Patchwork Watering Can from Little Pumpkin Grace


I'm not sure if Jessica at Little Pumpkin Grace made this watering can herself, but I absolutely love it. It looks like it could be a pretty easy mod podge project with either fabric or scrapbook paper.

4th of July Flag from Around and Again


Chelsea at Around and Again created this amazing 4th of July flag and she's nice enough to show us how she did it. It looks like a challenging sewing project to get the state shapes right, but the result looks like it is worth the effort!

Wooden Firecrackers from My Repurposed Life


I love that Gail at My Repurposed Life has combined the patriotic colors and shapes to create decorative wooden fire crackers. The tutorial looks very easy, too!

Liberty Wreath from Hot Commodity Home


Yep, this one is mine! I had a lot of fun putting this together using an extruded foam wreath form, strips of fabric, and wooden shapes. A great front door decoration!

4th of July Jeans from Crafty Lady Lindsay


Lindsay at Crafty Lady Lindsay gives a very nice tutorial on how to transform some old short jeans into fun and festive capris. I adore the ruffled hem!

God Bless America Printable from Landee See Landee Do


Landee definitely got this right! And even though the printable is two years old, it is still so current. I have big plans to print this out and frame it for a fast and easy decoration!

{Linked on The Owl's Skull, New Nostalgia, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Hickory Trail, Funky Polkadot Giraffe, Adventures of a DIY Mom, Today's Creative Blog, VMG206, Ladybug Blessings, Him and Her, Romance on a Dime, Nap-Time Creations, Inside BruCrew Life, Cedar Hill Ranch, Coastal Charm, Someday Crafts, Daisy Cottage Designs, We Like To Learn As We Go, This Girl's Life, DIY Craft Projects, Handy Man Crafty Woman, Trendy Treehouse, Content in the Meantime, Mostly Homemade Mom, Lil' Luna, Sugar and Dots}

12 comments :

  1. Super-cute ideas:)!! Love the fourth of July ideas:)!! J

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Jessica. It was a fun list to put together and hopefully will jazz up my house for the summer!

      Delete
  2. Wow! fun ideas for making the 4th a great celebration. We especially like the ruffled-hemmed pants!

    So glad you linked up with us at the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT Link and Hop.

    Have a wonderful week~
    Sharon and Denise!

    Follow us:
    Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Bloglovin ~ Pinterest

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Sharon & Denise! I'm glad you stopped by. I'll be joining your link party every week!

      Delete
  3. Replies
    1. Thanks, T'onna! You are a great follower and great at leaving comments! I love it!

      Delete
  4. I love the wreath that you made! That printable is great too, I'm pretty sure I have it pinned. I came over from Sara's WAYD Wednesday Blog Hop. You can find me at www.coffeeandtheirkisses.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Kassandra! I'm already following you and I love your blog design. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

      Delete
  5. Great ideas! Thanks again for sharing on my blog, and congrats on the feature! :) http://contentemeant.blogspot.com/2013/06/what-are-you-doing-wednesday-blog-hop-6.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Sara! It was a pleasant surprise to come to your blog yesterday and see my quilt featured!

      Delete
  6. This is a great round-up!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. These ideas are perfect for my patriotic party next week! I should not have a problem around this time finding American Flags for sale either! Thanks for the tips.

    ReplyDelete

Comments are swell!