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Great Ideas — Patriotic Party Printables!!

3 Jul
With the Fourth of July holiday upon us, here are a few Patriotic Party Printables to make your Day even prettier!!

And check out these other Fourth of July Party Printables I have seen around:

The Weekend Wrap Up Party is still going strong — 

One lucky reader will will this Teresa Collins Stampmaker {$169 value) from 



A fabulous machine that lets YOU create your own stamps!!

You can even use the stamps to create unique jewelry!!

Have a Happy and Safe Fourth!! 
xoxo

Great Ideas — Patriotic Party Printables!!

3 Jul
With the Fourth of July holiday upon us, here are a few Patriotic Party Printables to make your Day even prettier!!

And check out these other Fourth of July Party Printables I have seen around:

The Weekend Wrap Up Party is still going strong — 

One lucky reader will will this Teresa Collins Stampmaker {$169 value) from 



A fabulous machine that lets YOU create your own stamps!!

You can even use the stamps to create unique jewelry!!

Have a Happy and Safe Fourth!! 
xoxo

Great Ideas — Fourth of July Food!! {2}

2 Jul

WOW – there are so many awesome ideas linked up!! 
So inspiring!!!
One lucky reader will will this Teresa Collins Stampmaker {$169 value) from 


A fabulous machine that lets YOU create your own stamps!!

You can even use the stamps to create unique jewelry!! 
Have a Super Saturday!! 
xoxo
PSAnother Great Ideas feature post is coming up tonight!!

Great Ideas — Fourth of July Food!! {2}

2 Jul

WOW – there are so many awesome ideas linked up!! 
So inspiring!!!
One lucky reader will will this Teresa Collins Stampmaker {$169 value) from 


A fabulous machine that lets YOU create your own stamps!!

You can even use the stamps to create unique jewelry!! 
Have a Super Saturday!! 
xoxo
PSAnother Great Ideas feature post is coming up tonight!!

10-Minute 4th of July Shirts!! {tutorial}

29 Jun

Here’s a fast and easy way to make some 4th of July shirts for your kids — or even yourself this year!! 

I actually made these last year but the night before the Fourth {that’s how I roll} — too late to blog it. And my younger daughter grew out of her shirt, so I made her a new one to wear this year.

I used old shirts and scrap fabric, so this project also ended up being FREE. Yay!! I love a free project!! 

And it seriously takes 10 minutes of your time to make. I also think you could make these shirts for boys — just use more boyish material. Maybe plaids, denim or flannel material? 

Here’s what you do:

 

  • Cut out the flag shapes. I made mine 6 inches wide by 4 inches tall. And the smaller one is 2.5 inches wide by 1.5 inches tall. 
 
  • Pin the shapes on your shirt.
  • Sew the shapes on the shirt. I used a zig zag stitch to go around the squares, and then a straight stitch to go across the bigger square to make the stripes. 

And if you are wondering how the fraying will look. Check out my older daughter’s shirt — it has been washed probably 20 times and held up great!!

And, if you don’t sew or don’t have a sewing machine, you could do this and use double-sided fusible interfacing. You can buy that at Hobby Lobby or any fabric store.

Now you have some festive shirts for the Fourth. 
And you can take the money you made and spend it on sparklers – lol! 
xoxoxo

PS — We have a cute Hometown Parade just up the street for the Fourth with a carnival and then we have a BBQ. What are your plans this Fourth of July?

10-Minute 4th of July Shirts!! {tutorial}

29 Jun

Here’s a fast and easy way to make some 4th of July shirts for your kids — or even yourself this year!! 

I actually made these last year but the night before the Fourth {that’s how I roll} — too late to blog it. And my younger daughter grew out of her shirt, so I made her a new one to wear this year.

I used old shirts and scrap fabric, so this project also ended up being FREE. Yay!! I love a free project!! 

And it seriously takes 10 minutes of your time to make. I also think you could make these shirts for boys — just use more boyish material. Maybe plaids, denim or flannel material? 

Here’s what you do:

 

  • Cut out the flag shapes. I made mine 6 inches wide by 4 inches tall. And the smaller one is 2.5 inches wide by 1.5 inches tall. 
 
  • Pin the shapes on your shirt.
  • Sew the shapes on the shirt. I used a zig zag stitch to go around the squares, and then a straight stitch to go across the bigger square to make the stripes. 

And if you are wondering how the fraying will look. Check out my older daughter’s shirt — it has been washed probably 20 times and held up great!!

And, if you don’t sew or don’t have a sewing machine, you could do this and use double-sided fusible interfacing. You can buy that at Hobby Lobby or any fabric store.

Now you have some festive shirts for the Fourth. 
And you can take the money you made and spend it on sparklers – lol! 
xoxoxo

PS — We have a cute Hometown Parade just up the street for the Fourth with a carnival and then we have a BBQ. What are your plans this Fourth of July?

"Summer Social" Guest Project — Free Fourth of July Party Printables!! {tutorial}

23 Jun
 
Hi TT&J Readers! I’m thrilled to be a guest today as part of Jen’s Summer Social Series, while she lives it up in London. I love Jen, and I hope she’s enjoying herself!

I’m Kami, and I run the blog: NoBiggie.

It’s a lifestyle blog that includes all my favorites: craftscookingthrifting and my family.
 

I’m a big fan of the 4th of July, and today I thought it would be fun to share with you a free printable that can help make the 4th more festive. Here’s what the free download looks like when you print it out.
 
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
– scissors
– some sort of 4 inch circle cutter (paper craft punch, cutting dies or scissors will work too)
– a paper slicer for straight lines (scissors can work here too, if that is all you have)
– a low temp hot glue gun (this speeds up the process)
– a stapler
– cellophane bags
– red, white and blue candy

 


Step 1. Gather all your supplies to start
Step Step 2. Use your paper slicer to cut the turquoise strips
Step Step 3. Use your circle cutter to cut the 4 inch circle – I used a big craft punch from Michaels
Step Step 4. Use your scissors to cut out the tiny flag

 

To make the Paper Medallion:


Step 1. To make one paper medallion – use two turquoise strips
Step 2. Accordian fold the strips: back and forth folds
Step 3. Adhere the two strips together making one long strip and then adhere again forming a circle
Step 4. Add a big spot of hot glue to the center

 

Next – hot glue all three pieces together.

 

Here’s the fun part: the candy!

I found all these red, white and blue candies in the bulk food section of my local grocery stores. (Winco and Maceys…if you live in Utah)
 

Now add a few of each type of candy to each bag. For fun, you can also add something fun for the 4th like a party popper. Once everything is in the bag, fold over the top and staple it closed.

 

I love that you can really make this printable paper craft your own. As you can see, out of the 4 that I made, they are all different. The one below is my favorite. 🙂

 

You could also stick one on a giant lollipop OR you could add a toothpick, and make them cupcakes toppers. 
Get creative and have fun!

 
If you make these, I would to see it! You can upload it to the NoBiggie Facebook page.

Happy 4th!
Thanks Kami — those are so fun for the Fourth!!! 

Thanks for being my Summer Social guest! 

Kami is one of my very favorite people in blogland and in real life.

I love her ideas!! 

{Check out the cute Train Party she threw for her little guy this Summer}

{I love this Make Stuff art that she made for her craft room}

{And Kami turned her living room into her craft room – I love that!!}

I could go on and on, but let me just leave it at this — she is wonderful!!!
Be sure to check out No Biggie and say hi!!!

PS — We went to the museums yesterday  – they were amazing! And I brought some crafting things with me to make a little journal of our trip. I have been working on it every night. I just can’t stop crafting – lol 

Have a great day!!
xoxoxo

"Summer Social" Guest Project — Free Fourth of July Party Printables!! {tutorial}

23 Jun
 
Hi TT&J Readers! I’m thrilled to be a guest today as part of Jen’s Summer Social Series, while she lives it up in London. I love Jen, and I hope she’s enjoying herself!

I’m Kami, and I run the blog: NoBiggie.

It’s a lifestyle blog that includes all my favorites: craftscookingthrifting and my family.
 

I’m a big fan of the 4th of July, and today I thought it would be fun to share with you a free printable that can help make the 4th more festive. Here’s what the free download looks like when you print it out.
 
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
– scissors
– some sort of 4 inch circle cutter (paper craft punch, cutting dies or scissors will work too)
– a paper slicer for straight lines (scissors can work here too, if that is all you have)
– a low temp hot glue gun (this speeds up the process)
– a stapler
– cellophane bags
– red, white and blue candy

 


Step 1. Gather all your supplies to start
Step Step 2. Use your paper slicer to cut the turquoise strips
Step Step 3. Use your circle cutter to cut the 4 inch circle – I used a big craft punch from Michaels
Step Step 4. Use your scissors to cut out the tiny flag

 

To make the Paper Medallion:


Step 1. To make one paper medallion – use two turquoise strips
Step 2. Accordian fold the strips: back and forth folds
Step 3. Adhere the two strips together making one long strip and then adhere again forming a circle
Step 4. Add a big spot of hot glue to the center

 

Next – hot glue all three pieces together.

 

Here’s the fun part: the candy!

I found all these red, white and blue candies in the bulk food section of my local grocery stores. (Winco and Maceys…if you live in Utah)
 

Now add a few of each type of candy to each bag. For fun, you can also add something fun for the 4th like a party popper. Once everything is in the bag, fold over the top and staple it closed.

 

I love that you can really make this printable paper craft your own. As you can see, out of the 4 that I made, they are all different. The one below is my favorite. 🙂

 

You could also stick one on a giant lollipop OR you could add a toothpick, and make them cupcakes toppers. 
Get creative and have fun!

 
If you make these, I would to see it! You can upload it to the NoBiggie Facebook page.

Happy 4th!
Thanks Kami — those are so fun for the Fourth!!! 

Thanks for being my Summer Social guest! 

Kami is one of my very favorite people in blogland and in real life.

I love her ideas!! 

{Check out the cute Train Party she threw for her little guy this Summer}

{I love this Make Stuff art that she made for her craft room}

{And Kami turned her living room into her craft room – I love that!!}

I could go on and on, but let me just leave it at this — she is wonderful!!!
Be sure to check out No Biggie and say hi!!!

PS — We went to the museums yesterday  – they were amazing! And I brought some crafting things with me to make a little journal of our trip. I have been working on it every night. I just can’t stop crafting – lol 

Have a great day!!
xoxoxo

“Red Hots and Blue” Fourth of July Rocket Wreath {tutorial}

14 Jun
red hot and blue wreath fourth of july wreath
Fourth of July is coming up fast.
I wanted to make a festive wreath for my front door.
red hots and blue rocket wreath
So I headed down to the Dollar Store and picked up a few supplies.
I used ribbon and paper I already had as well as Dimension Magic (to keep the birds from eating it) and the total for my wreath was about $4!!

“Red Hots and Blue” Rocket Wreath Tutorial

Here’s what I did:
Supplies: 

  • Wreath Form
  • Ribbon to wrap around form
  • Hot glue and glue gun
  • Three packages of Red Hot candy
  • Two coordinating scrapbook papers {I used Lifestyle Crafts Sweet and Spicy Paper}
  • Toilet paper roll
  • Two coordinating ribbons to hang the wreath and for the bottom of the rocket.
  • Dimensional Magic, spray polyurethane or resin to seal the candies

Directions:
wrap with ribbon
1. I wrapped the wide ribbon around the wreath form and secured it with hot glue.
glue on the red hots
glue the rows on
2. Then I hot glued the Red Hot candies on the wreath. I started on the front of the wreath, then continued on the outside edges and finally glued them onto the inside of the wreath form.
brush on Dimensional Magic
3. To seal the candies, brush some Dimensional Magic over the top, or spray with polyurethane. If you brush Dimensional Magic over the top, only brush once because some of the sugar from the candies might come off once it gets wet. {I squeezed the Dimensional Magic into a bowl and brushed it on with a foam craft brush}.
make the rocket
4. While the wreath dries, make the rocket! There is a great tutorial for the rocket on Alpha Mom. Just follow the directions. And
to make the rocket take off, loop ribbon into three loops and hot glue
two of these on both sides at the bottom of the rocket.
Then take the
other coordinating ribbon and make three loops and hot glue it into the
middle of the rocket. I made the middle ribbon loops just a bit longer than the side loops.
toilet paper rocket
5. The last thing I did was take two coordinating ribbons and make a big loop through the middle of the wreath and hot glue them shut. Hide the seam at the back of the wreath.
side view of red hot and blue rocket wreath
And you are done!!
Now you have a festive wreath to celebrate this patriotic holiday for less than $5!!! red hot and blue fourth of july wreath straight on

xoxo
Have a Wonderful Day!!! 

PS — I am linking up to these fun parties – check them out!

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Great Ideas — Fourth of July {Red, White & Blue}

5 Jun

 {Hogwash}

 

There are more Fourth of July ideas at the Weekend Wrap Up Party AND tons of other great ideas!!!

Come over and be inspired. 
 We would love to see YOUR ideas too!!

Link up and you can win a Personalized Family Canvas {$129 value} from


Have a wonderful day!!

xoxox