4th of July Crafts for Celebrating
from: Terri O of www.supersimpleliving.com
When it comes to a super simple 4th the first thing to think about is what to wear! You have to be festive and fun, while you show off your patriotic colors!
Pick up an inexpensive t-shirt at the discount store. Grab some cardboard or heavy paper and cut out a few stars and lay them on your shirt. Fill a couple of containers with an acrylic paint mixture and spray away! The results are amazing and you will be THE patriotic fashionista! (click here for instructions to make this adorable tee along with a video to create the bleached tee: http://www.terriocraftprojects.com/download_archive1.php?aid=49)
For your table grab a few terra cotta pots and paint them red, white and blue. Make each one different. Place a citronella candle in each one and set them in the center of your table. They are festive and keep the bugs away.
To carry all of your tableware and whatever else you need to take to the party get a cardboard wine carrier from the wine store, paint it, embellish it and use it as a carryall to your July 4th event.
Terri O is a home arts expert and creator of Super Simple Living.
As a wife, mother and creative soul she is always looking for super simple tips, ideas and projects to share so anyone can make life easier with a little creative thinking. To learn more about Terri O and instructions on how to complete some of her July 4th projects and more visit www.supersimpleliving.com
MORE 4th of July Crafts for Celebrating
from: Family Fun
Confetti Launcher: Fireworks happen only after dark, but this craft creates a pop of color any time of day. Kids pull back on the string to release a shower of tissue paper confetti, then gather it up and refill the launcher again…and again…and again. Click here for directions to make your own.
Wig and Tutu in One: Powdered wigs are so 1776. Celebrate the Fourth in 2010 sporting a crazy red, white, and blue pompadour. Or, if you prefer, wear the tulle creation as a tutu. Click here for complete directions.
Spirited Bike Spinner: Old Glory won’t be the only thing blowing in the breeze this Fourth. Made from a strategically snipped and bent plastic bottle wrapped in tape, this colorful bike accessory twirls in the air as your kids pedal. Click here to create your Bike Spinners.
A Patri-botic Centerpiece: Do U need a GR8 helper 4 yours picnic on the 4th? Well, this is one can-do robot. His recycled-can head holds a hair-raising array of utensils, and a clear container belly keeps cookies safe from eager little hands until it’s time for dessert. Click here for directions.