Feeling crafty? Well are ya, chica? Good, ‘cause we’ve got the DIYs to totally trick out your Independence Day party. Get ready for a red, white and blue bash that is totally star-spangled!
Colorful sand piled high in Mason jars, vases and funky
glasses is an inexpensive way to add a punch of color to any party—so why
should the Fourth be any different? Bury a citronella candle to keep bugs at
bay, shove in some skewered rice krispy treats or simply you them to weigh down
napkins and table cloths.
Pinned by @EmilyLMcDaniel
Ever wondered how people create those crazy carved
watermelon creations? Well, this craft lets you in on the secret. Put ‘em on
display, then cut ‘em open come dessert time. Don’t forget the seed-spitting
contest. Hey, it’s tradition!
Pinned by @ouremptynest
Punk up your stars ‘n’ stripes apparel with a little gesture
of goodwill. All you need is a plain white cami or t-shirt and some fabric
paint in classic red and blue. Want to walk on the wild side? Try crafting a
classic American flag in fresh colors, like preppy pink and green or
Pinned by @missy_ohara
We will always adore a cute mani, and this one takes the
typical flag to a funky new level. Go red, white and blue, but try fresh prints
and patterns rather than traditional stars and stripes. Adorbs!
Pinned by @believe2007
Sparkle ‘n’ shine
Your party treat doesn’t need to be perfect to make a
statement. Case in point? This towering layer cake. Topped with a sprinkle flag
and bonfire-worthy sparklers, it’s a definite wow-worthy confection. Give it a
try—but do keep your parents standing by!
Pinned by @aqtb2t
With this wreath on your front door, everyone will know
where to go. This craft is totally kid-friendly, so ya might wanna save it for
a last-minute babysitting gig…or for when your siblings get a little antsy
before the party. Spray paint a pile of clothespins, grab a circular wreath
form (or twist one out of floral wire or a wire hanger from the dry cleaners)
and get pinning.
Pinned by @malibu3434
The Fourth a flop?
Craft store shelves are stocked right now with fun novelty
ribbons and décor. Snag a cheap pair of flip-flops and a friend, and tie on and
glue silly odds and ends to your hearts’ content.
Pinned by @BaileyJJ
Punch it up
If you’re serving lemonade or punch, try adding in red and
blue fruit (we love the strawberries and blueberries pictures here, but
raspberries and blackberries would be pretty, too) and star-shaped ice cubes.
They’re easy ways to instantly up the sophistication factor.
Pinned by @BaileyJJ
This DIY bunting is draped over a chair, but you can put
yours anywhere! Cut stars out of cardstock (or old book pages, newspaper or felt),
use a sewing machine to connect them in a line (or hot glue string to the back)
and hang like streamers, create a curtain over a door or backyard gate or drape
over bushes. For a classy look, weave through tree branches along with twinkle
Pinned by @melissaetc
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BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 7/1/2013 12:50:00 PM
POSTED IN babysitting crafts, Independence Day treats, 4th of July fun, room decor, summer crafts, party ideas