Happy Flag Day! Today, I’m sharing a fun summer wreath project that pays homage to the Stars and Stripes. The star accents in this DIY patriotic wreath give this project tons of personality, and if you’re looking for a great way to add a touch of patriotic red, white and blue to any space in your home, this is an afternoon project for you! Read on for all of the details for how to create a DIY patriotic wreath of your own this summer.
Looking to add a patriotic pop of fun to your decor this July 4th? Today, I’ve teamed up with Scotch to share a fun patriotic craft that is quick, easy and perfect for making with kids. This glittered star garland craft is as simple as can be to make, and it is a perfect way to punch up decorations for parties or any other display. And, because it uses clever glitter washi tape, you can have the glittery look you love without the mess of traditional glitter! (Yay!) Read on for the full project how-to.
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With July 4th right around the corner, now would be a perfect time to craft a pretty patriotic wreath to display all summer long. Over at the Darice blog, Live. Craft. Love., I recently shared an easy tutorial for a DIY burlap and star July 4th wreath featuring plenty of fun texture and color. This wreath would look fantastic in any space: on a front door, mantel, and more!
This post is sponsored by Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores.
With Independence Day later this week, craft up some festive patriotic star necklaces with your kids to wear on the big day! These necklaces come together in no time at all, and they are made extra-special with a secret supply that will help them glow in the dark when it’s time to sit under the stars to watch fireworks. This is a July 4th craft that is sure to be a hit with kids of all ages! Read on for all the details.
Add a patriotic pop of color to your home by stitching up a fun color block pillow in red, white and blue! Even for beginners, this is a simple, straightforward sewing project that can easily be accomplished in a short amount of time and with minimal fabric. I have provided a printable PDF tutorial to make creating a set of your own as simple as can be. Let’s get started!
Add a festive touch of red, white and blue to your home this summer by crafting this patriotic stars and stripes wreath. A whimsical take on the American flag, this wreath features red ribbon stripes and a spray of white stars on a navy grosgrain bow. This wreath makes such a statement, you’ll never believe how easy it is to make!
Slip your red lining piece inside your denim piece, lining up the side seams and top edges. Pin your pieces together, and run a line of basting stitches all the way around the top edge to secure them together. Remove your pins.
Matt and I are total nerds when it comes to history. We love the History Channel. We read history books by choice. We actually named all of Jack’s stuffed animals when he was little after American presidents. (Which explains why his best buddy, a stuffed blue puppy, is named Abe instead of Fido.)
I love changing out my decor, both indoors and out, with each holiday. I have been wanting some patriotic throw pillows to display throughout July in my front breezeway, and in conceiving of these little guys, I knew I had to let my academic side take over. Enter this set of pillows that doubles as an American History cheat sheet! 🙂
I know we have probably all seen and admired these gorgeous spray painted wheat pillows at V and Co. The pillows I’m sharing today use that same technique, but I have replaced the wheat with a houndstooth stencil I created in Photoshop and then converted into an SVG file using the technique here. This allowed me to cut out my stencils using my Cricut and Sure Cuts A Lot Software. What a time-saver!
Remember me commenting on what fun I had working with the marine vinyl I used to create Matt’s Fathers’ Day headcovers? I couldn’t wait to play with my new favorite medium again with this project! The silhouette, star and date embellishments are all cut by hand from the vinyl using stencils I created with my word processing software (the star and numbers) or found online (I used this silhouette).
I was at Home Depot looking for drop cloths to use for this project when I stumbled upon a canvas drop cloth with plastic lining. Using these cloths makes these pillows nearly weatherproof. How perfect is that for outdoor pillows?
Ok, enough commentary already. Let’s get to work! 🙂
To make a set of pillows, you will need:
3 pillow forms (I used 2 squares and 1 rectangle)
1 5′ x 5′ canvas drop cloth with leak-proof backing
Rotary cutter and mat
Cricut and Sure Cuts A Lot software (optional, but recommended)
Red spray paint
Navy and white marine vinyl
White upholstery thread
Sewing machine needle for leather
Wash-Away Wonder Tape
Jeans sewing machine needle
Standard sewing notions: measuring tape, shears, pins, etc.
To start, measure your pillow forms, length and width. Now, add 1 to each of these measurements, and cut out a piece according to those values.
Example: My rectangular pillow is 15 inches long and 20 inches wide, so I need to cut a piece that is 16″ x 21″.
Now you will need to cut two pieces for the back that has the same width as the piece you just cut, but are only 2/3 (.67) as long.
Example: For the pillow above, I will multiply 16 (my length) x .67, which gives me 10.72. Rounding this value up to the nearest inch gives me 11. Thus, my two back pieces will each be 11″ x 21″.
I know math can be daunting, but bear with me. You can do it!
- If you are interested in printing a houndstooth template to cut out and trace, I have provided a pdf version of it here. You’ll can enlarge/shrink the design to suit your needs. If you would rather use your SCAL software and Cricut, let me know, and I’ll be happy to email you the SVG file I created. I am unsure of how to share it here.
- I recommend using an old rotary cutting blade for cutting the freezer paper, as your blade will be significantly dulled after that process.