Crafty DIY Round Up-July Fourth Edition
Crafty DIY Round Up-July Fourth Addition
One part weird, one part funky, and one part must try, this unique upcycling project is something that will give your outfit a little edge from the rest at your Fourth of July Barbeque. By using old umbrellas, a zipper or drawstring, and a safety pin you can make your own fashion statement with this red and blue skirt. Look at it as a way to make an impression, or just something to talk about with the relatives at the BBQ you don’t really know! Either way your outfit will be a real firework.
Make your own party favors that will really make a “bang”. Kids and adults alike will love these fun colorful favors. Fill them with your favorite patriotic colored candies. The tutorial recommends using preprinted paper, but if you’re feeling extra crafty why not try your hand at making your own designs? This project will be a huge hit at your party.
If you’re having guests over for the fourth you’re going to want to make your tables look pretty and patriotic. Why not try these adorable Americana placesettings? Using white charcoal pencils and gouache paint (translucent and easy to write on with white, but essentially you could use any kind of paint) these simple yet fun table settings are a great way to decorate. Try the ribbon flags for your strawberries and hourderves, menus for the table, and the name flags for your patio chairs. Bring on the red white and blue!
Take the wrapper off an old Campbell’s can, slap on a little bit of paint, poke some holes and viola, a beautiful table setting that will really make your patio pop. These pretty candle light luminaria will set your party apart from the rest, while looking homey and lovely as well. Make your own creative designs in stars, fireworks, flags, words, or whatever you want! They are reusable and recyclable and also make great favors for your guests!
Add some patriotic flair to your basic tee for the fourth! This super cute tutorial will teach you how to make parade ready shirts using old tee shirts and buttons, materials you probably have lying around, which makes it great for last minute. Try making a ruffled flag (a little more girly) or just sew the strips straight. Not just for kids, I think this project is simple and cute for all ages!