Tuesday, June 23, 2009

~4th of July Craft Ideas~

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.
Click here for printable instructions on this Happy Fourth banner!
Click here for instructions on how to make these Patriotic Place cards.


Elyse said...

you have the loveliest blog! just popped over from kelly's (rose vine cottage) and am in awe!


Hillcrest Acres said...

I love these. I will definitely be visiting the website for the instructions. Thanks for the information.

Happy 4th!!!

Katie said...

I'm gonna have to check these out...I loooove the 4th of July!! :)

Barb said...

Cute Cute banner.
thanks for sharing it.

Barbara jean

Jeanneoli said...

These are beautiful!

Sara @ Be Still and Know said...

stop it! these are all so GREAT! Thanks for the links :)

Becky said...

Oh my those are adorable. I will be heading to a craft store tomorrow.
Thanks for sharing

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

These are all super darling! Wonderful!

leanneja said...

I love the banner. Thank you for the instructions. I can't wait to make it and hang it in my entry.

Happy 4th!

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KarenB said...

I was on your Etsy site yesterday because I was looking for July 4th decorations. Yours are very cute. Then what do I find today? Your blog. And I didn't even come through your Etsy site. I was visiting DaisyPinkCupcake. I also see that you beat me to the July 4th postings I started yesterday. Ha ha. Great minds, right?

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