Patriotic Crafts :: Fourth of July Boat Parade Edition


Boat Parade Edition



In the spirit of July Fourth and the Lake Wedowee Boat Parade I decided to do several
easy crafts for you and your family to do. Use them as boat parade decorations or for round your home. I spent about $20 on all of these crafts combined. They are an
easy, fun, and inexpensive way to get everyone involved in celebrating our nation’s birthday!



Patriotic Bunting
::Supplies::
Fabric      Scissors

Paint      String

Stencils    Eyelets

Hammer   



This craft may look wordy but it is easy to do. There are a lot of steps involved. This craft can be used with anything….not just a boat.

To start off you will need to cut a large piece of fabric (I got both of mine from the thrift store for about $2.00 each) into a half circles. (TIP: If you do not have anything to make circles for you then use a string. Tie a pencil to one end and secure the other end on the fabric. Strecth the string taught and then trace around into a half circle.)


Decorate your fabric if needed. Allow paint to dry before you continue.
After you decorate fold the fabric vertical into 4 equal pieces.


Put your eyelets into equally spaced locations along the top. Follow the directions on the eyelet package and use your hammer to secure them.

Use a notebook ring to secure the eyelets together.
Secure a small eyelet to each side to hang. Tie off your string.
Be creative with this one and use your imagination on the endless decoration possibilities.




This Eco Friendly Garland is a great way to show you creative side.

Find household items that can be transformed into a custom décor item.



For this particular look I used coffee filters, cupcake liners,

patriotic ribbon, and buttons. Let your imagination guide you!




Tin Can Wind “Sock”


For this craft I used a No. 10 can, acrylic paint, left over scrap cloth from the Patriotic Bunting craft, and twine. Use a drill to put two holes near the bottom of the tin can on either side. Paint whatever design you would like and let it dry. Using a hot glue gun glue strips of cloth (or you can use a multitude of items, maybe even some that make noise). Run your twine through the holes previously drilled in the top and tie at the holes from the inside.

Hang & enjoy!
Patriotic Pom Poms


Here is a cost efficient and fun décor item that can be used anywhere and in multiple ways. Simply fold 5-10 sheets of tissue paper accordion style. Secure at the center with floral wire. Round top edges with scissors and carefully pull sections apart to get the “pom pom” look. Secure a string to floral wire in the center. Hang & enjoy. Can also be fastened to garland, Christmas lights, or fishing line .



Star Spangled Spinner



Print downloaded template (click here to download) onto white card stock and cut out the circle/star and the pinwheel, snipping between the pinwheel's "wings" down to the small dot. Using a large needle or push pin, poke a hole into the dot in the center of the circle/star, into the dots on the end of each wing, and into the dot in the center of the pinwheel. Then take a 5/16" dowel rod (I painted mine red first) and slide an eraser cap onto it. Next, insert a long pin through the hole in the circle/star, then fold the four wings towards the center and insert the pin through the holes. Finally, insert the pin through the large center dot and into the eraser .






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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on May. 31, 2011. Thanks again.

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