Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Independence Day Decorating

One of my many loves is decorating for different holidays and seasons throughout the year. I don't decorate for all of them and some of them I just add one or two small touches in the house to mark the occasion. But it's something that I really enjoy doing for fun and makes the holidays and seasons more enjoyable.

The "4th of July" is just about 2 weeks away so yesterday afternoon I put out a few Independence Day decorations to enjoy until then and the weekend of. John and I will at home for the holiday and are planning a few fun things to do over the 3-day weekend...some here at home and some out and about. We are going to finalize our plans this weekend. I'm sure we'll have a full wrap-up complete with pictures afterwards. I know you can hardly wait -hah. John said we are going to call it our "Fun, Firecrackin' Festivities" - funny boy!

I got this little star yesterday on sale at Hobby Lobby (it was a whopping $2.25). I love what it says.
This flag is actually from a broken pole we had out in the garage. We got a new flag and flag pole so I thought I'd use this old flag in the dining room. I ran part of it through a wicker napkin ring, placed a plastic eagle (from the top of broken pole) in the flag and added a printable I got for free online.



This sign I got last year at either the Dollar Tree or at the $1 spot at Target - either way it was just a dollar!


This flag is actually a photo box. I got it from Carianne a year or two ago. I think she was going to sell it in a garage sale, so I snatched it up. (sorry Carianne if that's not really what happened - I just remember I got it from you!)


I made this last year. A metal bucket from the Target $1 spot, some floral foam, shredded paper and an Amercian Flag. I st it next to our "Fresh Picked Blueberry" foam soap -mmm!



Last night, I got a wild hair to be crafty. I had seen something online and it sparked another idea in me. After dinner and while we were watching the Rangers game, I sat at the card table in the living room ready to make something. I got out a few different supplies and an old Crystal Light containter. I've had for a while...saving it for the perfect craft.


Here's the finished product...


I put it next to the TV in the living room. If you look close on the TV, you can see the Ranger fans cheering, clapping and going wild for my firecracker creation! They are too kind.

These are some paper plates I'm saving for the 4th weekend. The name/place cards I actually made about 5 years ago with Hillary and Bronte.


This accordian scrapbook I put out because it was festive and went with the decor. It actually contains pictures of Mom and I on our trip to Washington D.C.. What a fun time! I enjoyed looking through it again when I put it out.

Thanks, as always, for letting me share!

Until we meet again...

Riley

1 comment:

  1. Very very cute! I love your newest, crafty creation! And yes, I was going to get rid of that box...you told it correctly. :)

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