4th of July

Can you believe that it’s practically July already!  I know there’s about a week and a half left in June, but I can’t believe that we’re already halfway through the year and that the first month of summer is over!  I feel like summer’s only been here for a quick moment, and while I know […]

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Guest post by Lauren of Blue Goose Boutique and LaurenMckinsey.com With July 4th just around the corner I thought that it would be fun to share with you one of my favorite outdoor games. The supplies needed for this game are simple and more than likely lying around your home. This game, tin can toss, is […]

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If you’re celebrating the upcoming 4th of July holiday, get out the watercolors and create a fun decoration to give your holiday party a festive look. We’ve done these painted plates with rainbow colors, now we’re painting with red and blue to craft a fun American Flag! These plates are the perfect craft for a kids table or even […]

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The Fourth of July is my favorite holiday. We get to celebrate our great country, spend time with family and friends and there are no obligations when it comes to gifts or decor. I don’t generally do much decorating when it comes to July 4th, but I always try to think of something sweet and […]

Colorful duct tape has become quite the popular craft medium in the last several years, and for good reason! it’s easy to work with and the finished product is usually pretty durable. This parade stick can be made now, used for the fourth of July parade, then pulled out again for any other parade your […]

Need a few extra projects for the 4th of July? Well, the M&T Spolight has got you covered. Here are a few highlights from this weeks picks. **Next week I’ll be featuring Birthday Parties, so link up your best birthday ideas over at Spotlight. American Flag Cake Patriotic Paper Wreath Patriotic Cookie Pizza 4th of […]

The 4th of July is approaching and our family is getting ready to decorate and celebrate. Here are a few of the fun holiday inspired projects we’ve created at Make and Takes in the past. **With each of these crafts, you could change up the colors to celebrate other countries and cultures. 1. Red, White, […]

It’s true that all things tiny are cute. Especially little paper matchboxes with a lid that slides. The fun part is deciding what to put inside. This Matchbox diecut from Quickutz makes it easy and fun to make these little boxes. You can also make them with a template like this one. Once you have […]

We’re mixing some red, white, and blue into our fruit salad. I’m even serving them with these ribbon wrapped serving spoons to doll up my dish. This would be a great salad for any upcoming party, it’s perfect for summer. Supplies for Yogurt Fruit Salad: red fruit – raspberries, strawberries blue fruit – blue berries […]

Here’s a few fun projects we’ve crafted in the past for the 4th of July. Have fun celebrating with red, white, and blue! Firework Pom Poms ~~~ American Flag Fruit Jello ~~~ Hand-Stitched American Flag Greeting Card ~~~ 4th of July Fruit Kabobs ~~~ Bubble Wrap Fire Crackers

Give your 4th of July table a little splash of red, white, and blue with this colorful centerpiece. We colored rice with red and blue food coloring to give it this festive look. You can add this to any area in your house or it would be perfect for your party table! Supplies for 4th […]

These Ribbon Wrapped Gift Baskets would be great for almost any holiday, but are fun in red, white, and blue for the 4th of July! They would be perfect gifts to give to a neighbor or friend, filled with yummy holiday treats! Or carry along your family’s belongings to a 4th of July party. Supplies […]

I’m sure you have a few holiday parties coming up to celebrate the 4th of July and you’re probably bringing a potluck dish, am I right? Well, here’s a fun way to dress up your dish, making your serving spoons a little more decorative. Wrap some ribbon around your spoons to give them a fun […]

We’re just a couple of weeks away for the 4th of July and I’m already seeing fireworks for sale. If you live somewhere with “no fire” laws for the 4th or if your kids are a little too small for the fire, make these fun pipe cleaners sparklers instead. Supplies for Pipe Cleaner Sparklers: 2 […]

These fun paper crafts get the nickname “Lollies” because they look like giant lollipops. With so many darling double sided papers available these days, you can really have fun with these. They would look great as a centerpiece at your 4th of July BBQ. You can also vary the sizes of these lollies. You can […]

I’m contributing over at Alpha Mom’s – Once Upon a Holiday again today. Come see how we Tie Dyed patriotic shirts for the whole family, right in time for the fireworks this Saturday!

These festive 4th of July skewers are the perfect treat for your upcoming holiday party. They’re a great snack for little hands to help with, and they make a colorful treat for the table. Supplies for 4th of July Kabobs: skewers, these are 10 inch strawberries, cut up in 4ths mini marshmallows blueberries Wash and […]

Americana Crafty Round Up

by Marie on June 30, 2009

There’s been lots of red, white, and blue floating around the web. I’ve collected a few fun links to some super star-bangled crafts for the 4th of July. Below is one of my hand-stitched cards, The American Flag. Cupcake Liner Fireworks by No Time for Flash Cards Red, White, and Blue Pinwheel by Skip to […]

Get ready to cheer on the fabulous floats at this weekend’s parade with these fun Firework Pom Poms. They’re the perfect sparkle for your child to hold as the clowns and marching bands go by. Supplies for Firework Pom Poms: yarn, preferablly red, white, and blue 2 pipe cleaner (aka chenille stems) scissors First, measure […]

Each year I can’t wait for summer to arrive.  I love the fresh fruit available.  I love using fresh fruit in summer desserts. One way to enjoy I love to enjoy summer fruit (besides eating it out of hand) is to include it in a trifle. Last summer I made a Red, White and Blue […]

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