What’s red, white and blue all over? Your Fourth of July bash, of course! Glam up your space, whether you’re grilling it up outside or
sticking to the living room, with three easy crafts you can whip up in minutes.
Red, white and blue rockets
For a handy centerpiece to light up your table, grab some
empty cardboard toilet paper and paper towel rolls. Wrap the tubes in red,
white or blue construction paper. Whatever glue you have on hand—Elmer’s, glue
sticks, hot glue—should be adequate. Then, create a cone out of another piece
of construction paper and use hot glue or tape to attach it to one end of the cardboard
tube so that it looks like a rocket. Let it dry, then place a dab of hot glue
on the end of a stick you found in the yard or a wooden skewer, and glue the
side of the cardboard tube to the stick. Grab a flowerpot—empty or blooming—and
shove a few of the rockets into the dirt. You can also purchase Styrofoam balls
at a craft store to hold the rockets in place.
Patriotic paper garland
Grab a stack of red, white and blue cardstock, a pair of
scissors, a hole punch and some string, twine or fishing line. Cut circles,
triangles, stars, hearts or whatever else you like out of the cardstock, then
punch two holes in it, one at the top and one at the bottom. Threat the string
through the holes, knotting one end to the paper to keep it firmly in place.
Leave space—a few inches to half a foot—between each cutout. When it’s as long
as you want it, hang from trees, string along a fence or place wherever you
Even if you aren’t celebrating by the coast this summer, you
can still bring the shore to your Fourth of July party. Head to a crafts store
and pick up some acrylic paint. If you don’t have any seashells at home, you
can probably grab some at the dollar store. Soak fresh-from-the-beach shells in
a bleach and water mixture, air dry and then paint to your heart’s delight!
These can be great to weigh down stacks of plates and napkins, or simply as
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 6/29/2011 2:33:00 PM
POSTED IN fourth of july, 4th of July fun, crafts, room decor, weekend fun, party ideas, summer parties