Tag Archives: Patriotic Crafts

Stars and Stripes Mason Jar Lantern

By General Crafts Contributor Michelle

Stars and Stripes Mason Jar Lantern

Light the way for summer fun with this easy and patriotic Mason Jar lantern.  Make one to grace your mantel, or a whole bunch to decorate your table for an evening barbecue.

Let’s get crafting!  Here’s what you’ll need to begin:

Materials

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Indoor Fireworks

By Craft Trends Contributor, Gillian from the blog Dried Figs and Wooden Spools. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!

I’ll never forget the terrible summer of my childhood when a severe drought caused a city wide ban on fireworks. All fireworks. For a kid, it was pretty awful. No sparklers, no black snakes…how could it be the Fourth of July without fireworks? Some ingenious parent in our neighborhood came up with a few alternate ideas for our annual block party which, I have to say, made that July survivable. Now that I’m the parent I recognize that have some indoor or non-fire fireworks is always a good idea, even if there’s not a drought. Very little kids who might be afraid of the sound can participate as can kids who just can’t wait and want to see some sparkles now! Here are a few of my current favorite fireworks crafts, perfect for getting you in the mood (or substituting the real thing) for Independence Day.

Fireworks In a Jar- 504 Main

Fireworks In a Jar 504 Main

This would have been such a perfect thing when my little ones were very small. Beautiful and ever-changing, this simple glitter jar really does bring fireworks to mind without the sound and smell and danger.

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Old Glory Wall Hanging

By General Crafts Contributor Michelle.

Old Glory Wall Hanging for July 4th

“Let freedom ring” for this Independence Day, and all summer long with this stars and stripes wall hanging inspired by “Old Glory” herself.  This shabby flag is a good project to use up all those fabric scraps, short lengths of trim, lace, and other bits and bobs you may have in your crafting stash.

My finished wall hanging is 12″x16″, and is hanging on a 20″ long stick.  You could size this project up or down, as desired, just keep in mind that to keep similar proportions to a real American flag, your red and white “stripes” of lace and trim need to hang down approximately twice as long as your blue rectangle.  You can always reference a real American flag if you want to make sure your proportions are correct, I just kind of eyeballed mine.

Here’s  what I used to make my wall hanging:

  • A stick, about 20″ long.  Mine came from my yard, or you could use a dowel.
  • A piece of blue fabric about 9″x6″, I used a piece of denim.
  • Lengths of red,  white and natural colored trim, lace, pom-pom ribbon, and 1″ strips of fabric that are about 16″ in length.  Variation is good though, so don’t worry if some are a bit longer or shorter, just make sure most are about 16″ long.
  • Small white crocheted doilies, white lace rosettes, white fabric flowers, buttons, etc., for the “stars” to go on the blue background.
  • Gold embroidery floss.
  • Buttons for embellishment. (Brass buttons, white buttons, star buttons.)
  • Natural jute, for hanging.
  • Hot glue gun, and glue sticks.
  • Tea bags for tea staining (optional).

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Celebrate Your Patriotism with this Red, White and Blue Banner

By Scrapbooking & Card Making Contributor

Peg Rounds

Peg’s Crafting Corner

Celebrate this upcoming Fourth of July with a festive banner.

Create this fun banner to show your patriotism this July 4th or all year long.  Create more than one for any season or occasion.  This easy to make banner is perfect for any door or any July 4th party.  Create several of them and hang them around your house or patio to decorate for those 4th of July cookouts.  They make any time fun!

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Patriotic Wreath

By Crafts-a lot Contributor, Mable who is an avid reader of craft blogs & magazines and is always looking to improve her crafting skills. Join Mable on Facebook to socialize and share with other crafters!

DIY Patriotic Wreath

This patriotic wreath was inspired by the fireworks of Independence Day! The sparkly blue mesh looks like the night sky with metallic chenille stems acting as crazy, loopy fireworks. This fun wreath is the perfect way to add whimsy to your 4th of July party, and to show your patriotism for the days leading up to your summer party.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How to Make It…

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Flag Crafts

By Craft Trends Contributor, Gillian from the blog Dried Figs and Wooden Spools. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!

I know the Fourth of July is really only one little part of the summer but it’s one of my favorite little parts and I like to stretch out the celebrating as long as I can. Flags fly all month long (all summer long!) in my neck of the woods so flag crafts are summer staples. Flags are such a great inspiration point for all sorts of crafts at all sorts of levels, advanced, simple, kid friendly – and summer is the perfect time to test a few out. Here are some of our favorites!

Patriotic Pinwheel WreathLove, Pomegranate House

I’m a little bit in love with this wreath.
OK, I’m a lot a bit in love with this wreath! It’s totally calling my name! I love it’s low profile sophistication combined with the playful shapes. So much fun in one door decoration! This could be super cute paired with individual pinwheels stuck in the grass along a path for a Fourth of July Party, don’t you think? Yep, I’m in love.

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