Posts Categorized: fourth of july

Crafts + DIY + flowers + fourth of july + Party + Projects + summer / Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014

Lady Liberty floral crown

No 4th of July celebration is complete without a floral crown, amiright?! Victoria came up with the cutest Lady Liberty floral crown just in time for our favorite summer holiday. It’s perfect!
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fourth of july + Party + summer + video / Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014

An artful handmade 4th of July

Dear readers, I work with some of the coolest cats on the planet. I recently found out that my photographer, Trisha Zemp, does video too! Of course we had to do one for our 4th of July crafts, right?! And she nailed it!
Some of you foreigners are probably thinking, “You Americans and your patriotism.” I can say this because I have non-American husband and have lived abroad for a number of years. What can I say other than we just love creating a party behind every holiday. 
Every craft featured in this video is available as a tutorial in the next couple of days. Can you even handle it?! Stay tuned for a Lady Liberty floral crown, star-spangled crown, pop rock cake, berry lemonade popsicles, flag swag necklace. So much red, white, and blue! And seriously, these ladies really are that happy. 
Happy summer! 
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Crafts + DIY + fourth of july + holiday + Party + Projects + summer / Friday, 27 Jun 2014

4th of July woven placemat

Happy Friday! I’m busy preparing for a fun surprise to announce on Monday but in the mean time, I thought I’d leave you this weekend with a little project just in time for the 4th of July: paper woven placemats. You might already have what you need already! I love the simple projects.
These do take a bit of time, especially if you’re making a few, but I think they’re pretty fun and add a thoughtful touch to the 4th.
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Crafts + DIY + fourth of july + holiday + Party + Projects + summer / Thursday, 26 Jun 2014

American flag bunting

I’m not sure foreigners (ie: my husband) understand the squawk Americans make about our birthday, but we love it! In addition to major patriotism it’s also a celebration of summer, family, food, and fireworks. It’s a good day. Here’s a sweet garland idea that Trisha (you may know her for her great photography) came up with. Isn’t it great! And she’s Canadian…double points!

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DIY + fourth of july + holiday + Projects / Friday, 28 Jun 2013

Weekend project: Make an American flag picnic blanket

Do you love the 4th of July? This town LOVES the 4th. There are parades, festivals, outdoor movie nights, rooftop concert series, a thing called Stadium of Fire that apparently is, like, the thing to do. After a few times coming unprepared to a few such events, I decided to smarten up and get a picnic blanket that will last the whole summer, patriotic style. Again, you know my motto: easy, cheap, and fast and yes, this covers all three.
Supplies: blue paint (I got outdoor paint), red paint, primer, ruler, pencil, dropcloth (mine was $9 from the hardware store. I got the 6×9′)), big roller brush, small roller blush
Step 1: Prime the bottom of the canvas so that it’s more water proof.
Step 2: Create a grid of your flag with a pencil. Remember, 13 stripes (red stripe on top and bottom). Each stripe is 14cm wide if you use a 6×9′.
Step 3: Use the edge of the dropcloth as the ruler to draw your lines. Make light lines.
Step 4: I wanted a rough look for my blanket so I left a lot of parts white when I painted it in. 
EASY! It took 2 of us about 30 minutes total to make it. Easy beazy! 

Thank you Maurine Dashney for helping!

Have a lovely weekend!

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