I don't know about you, but one of my favorite holidays to decorate for is the 4Th of July!
Here are some fabulous ideas from Country Living that will make your home very festive!
to make these darling firecracker favors: Wrap paper towel tubes with crepe paper; add favor, then hot-glue a cardboard circle to the tube's bottom. Insert a pipe cleaner "wick"; tie off. Click here for the Victorian postcard images.
click here to print this lady liberty image
to make this rosette banner:
STEP 1 From blue crepe paper, cut a strip 8 inches wide and 20 inches long. STEP 2 From a clean newspaper, cut a narrower strip of paper. Lay it down in the center of the blue strip, gluing in place. Repeat, cutting an even narrower strip of red crepe paper, then gluing in place. STEP 3 Fan-fold across the narrow width of the strip. Fold in half lengthwise. STEP 4 Open out on either side of the center fold you just made to create a circle; glue. Print "Happy Fourth"; cut out around the letters in a circle with pinking shears. Glue onto rosettes. STEP 5 Cut 8-inch pipe cleaners in half. Use one to form a loop; slip through another to form another loop, and so on. When chain is complete, glue a pipe cleaner loop to the back of each rosette, first passing it through a chain loop, then gluing in place.