Category Archives: Patriotic Crafts

Festive Fourth of July Card

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

This time of year brings lots of cookouts and fun activities at friends’ and families’ homes—especially for the 4th of July.   It’s always nice to bring a dish or small gift for the host, so why not include a fun little note as well?  I found a great way to use the Sizzix Scribbles & Splat die cut set just for this purpose.

 

I thought a shaker card would be fun, but I didn’t have any type of firecracker die to use as an opening.  Cut to me flipping through my dies and I came across this die set.  Great for backgrounds, but why not try the “splat” for my fireworks I thought?

 

I took a panel of white cardstock and die cut 2 of the “splats” onto it at a diagonal.

 

To create my shaker, I adhered some clear cardstock over the back of the panel and added foam tape around the edges making sure the corners touched.

 

Before covering my blue notecard with the shaker window, I adhered some white cardstock to the front and poured some multicolored seed beads onto it.  Be sure to add a lot, because you want to be able to see them (they roll around a lot).  I chose the beads because they make a fun sound that kind of mimics the sound of fireworks.

To finish off the card, I added sentiments and stars using some 4thof July themed stickers from Sticko.

Here’s another version where I covered the small holes with silver Stickles glitter glue.  You could try other colors too to see what works.

Thanks for joining me today.  I hope your summer is getting off to a great start!

Patriotic Party Decor

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Independence Day is only a couple of days away, and people planning their own 4th of July Bash are probably looking for a few ideas to decorate for the big day. To me, Independence Day is an opportunity to get together with friends and family outdoors. It’s a celebration of summer too! Here are some great ideas to decorate your yard with patriotic craftiness!

Patriotic Bunting

Patriotic Bunting

This is a super inexpensive way to add some red, white, and blue to your yard. This patriotic bunting is fun and festive and easy to create with materials you already own.

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Freedom Popsicle Charms

By General Crafts Contributor Amy from the Etsy Shop DangerousRainboCraft.

Get patriotic this year with everyone's favorite summer treat!

Freedom pops have always been one of my favorite summer treats. I decided try my hand at making some miniatures of them. As you all know I love to eat my food and wear it too. These were real fun to make and I hope you have fun making some for yourself.

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Red, White and Blue Invitation

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Show your patriotic spirit with a July 4th celebration.  Send out these red, white and blue invitations to let your friends know that you are having a party or picnic and would like them to join in the fun.    Add some dimension to your invitations with some simple score lines and dimensional adhesive to make them stand out.
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Patriotic Stars Slime

By General Crafts Contributor Amy from the Etsy Shop DangerousRainboCraft.

Create your own red, white and blue slime to play with on Independence Day!

Create some patriotic slime with red, white and blue clay stars mixed in. All the kids will love playing with it while waiting to see fireworks.

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