Category Archives: Patriotic Crafts

Stripes for July 4th

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As promised, I’m back with week 2 of 4th of July crafts! This time, I’m looking at some fun patriotic stripes to celebrate.

Summery Stick Sailboat

Summery Stick Sailboat

I love the stripey sails on this patriotic sailboat. It’s cute enough to leave up all summer. You can use this guy as a centerpiece or to decorate your mantle.

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Stars for July 4th

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I’m sharing 2 weeks of patriotic crafts to help decorate, dress up, and celebrate for the 4th of July. This week, it’s all about stars. Next week, I’ll be sharing the stripes!

Mark Montano's Fourth of July Home Decor

Seeing Stars Tabletop Decor

Make some star spangled dishware to serve your snacks. This is a fun and easy tutorial for a sunny day!

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Kids’ Crafts: 4th of July!

Temperatures are soaring here in Portland, and July 4th is right around the corner. Here are some crafts to keep the kids cool and occupied indoors for a bit, if it’s too hot to be outside in the sun all day. Happy 4th of July!

Making shakers and noisemakers are some of my niece’s favorite crafts. This week, we’re making patriotic shakers for the 4th of July parade. We also like making our own parade around the house!

4th of July ShakerThink Crafts

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Independence Day Card & Treat Bag

By Guest Blogger Suzanne.

Hey everyone! I’d like  to share a gift & party idea project that came together fairly quick. It’s a Fourth of July themed treat bag and coordinating card. The card was really quick and easy to create.

The base is a piece of kraft carstock that I’ve rounded (all edges) with a corner rounder tool. The center of the card is actually a manila shipping tag that is covered with canvas fabric and cotton batting. I glued the tag to the batting and sewed the canvas fabric on top.

I must admit, the fabric tag isn’t my original idea. The very talented Tammy Tutterow posted a tutorial giving step by step detail on how to dye muslin fabric (this step was included) and I was inspired to give this portion a go! I’m so glad I did because the fabric tag adds so much texture to the card! The star was cut from a piece of Fourth of July themed Reminsce paper that I had to “grunge” up a bit with Colorbox Cat’s Eye Chalk inks (Chestunut Roan and Creamy Brown) so that it would match the other papers. All rosettes were created using coordinating printed papers and the Martha Stewart Scoring Board. To finish, I added a coordinating button, Ideaology for Tim Holtz memo pin, date stamp at the bottom and that’s it!

I cut the bag with the Tags Bags and more Cricut cartridge using the window option. The clear window is simply a piece of transparency cut to size and taped on the inside. The “banner” is simply a strip of printed paper that I’ve backed with a piece of canvas fabric to add texture.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this project and been inspired to make some gift-giving/party items as well!


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