Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy Independence Day!

It's the day before Independence Day and I am finally getting a post done on my very few 4th of July decorations. I have honestly never decorated for this holiday before so I don't have much to show...guess that just means I need to do some shopping and get a good stash for next year! The first thing I made was this red, white and blue bunting. Six different patriotic themed scrap book pages cut, folded, stapled and glued together to make this fun bunting. The middle of each circle has a sparkly star. It's hung on a white ribbon with red bows between each circle. I think I will leave it up all summer!
I found these fun wooden stars on sale at Michael's. I added a sparkly star to the center of each to tie it in with my bunting.


The glass votive holder below was purchased last year at Kohl's for $2.00. I placed a few flags in it and it makes for a very patriotic centerpiece!
I have been busy doing some other projects. I picked up a few tank tops at Old Navy for $2 each and wanted to pretty them up a bit. I had seen tutorials on line about making roses out of satin ribbon by burning the edges. For this flower, I made each petal individually and then sewed them into a flower, added pink beads to the middle and sewed it onto the tank.
This one is my favorite. The rosettes turned out unperfectly perfect! I made 3 layers in 3 different sizes then sewed buttons to the middle and sewed them on the tank. I think this is going to be my new obsession! I gave these shirts away as a birthday gift, so I will now be on a mission to find some shirts for myself as well as some that I might sell as well!
Hoping everyone has a very happy 4th of July weekend!

6 comments:

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

The 4th decorations are GREAT...I LOVE your rosette tank.... A LOT!!!!!

Rebecca said...

I love all your little touches from the 4th!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, I love it all and those flowers are just dreamy! I hope you had a great 4th of July!!
XO
Cindy

Jacqueline said...

Really cute stars! I didn't have one thing up, I am so ashamed!!!

I love what you can do with flowers on tanks and tees. Love the aqua ones, so pretty.

Libbie said...

Hey Trisha!

Yes I bet you are wishing you grabbed more tanks! These are adorable!

All your decorations are wonderful! I think you are off to a great start to your 4th of July collection! I am too laszy to decoratte for any other holiday than Christmas...I would get much more into it if I didn't have to take them down after! ;)

Red Rose Alley said...

Hello,
I visited your blog today. It is so pretty and charming. I love the Paris stuff. My daughters went to Paris a couple of years ago, and they loved everything about it. Your black and white side bar looks similar to ours. Me and my daughters just started a new blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you, and seeing all your creative ideas. I see you like 'keys'. I also collect them. Hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley