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Friday, June 23, 2017

God Bless America: Patriotic Pinwheel Wreath DIY!

I received free product in from Oriental Trading in exchange for this post.
Affiliate links included.
All crafty ideas, opinions and silliness are my own.
God Bless America: Patriotic Pinwheel Wreath DIY!
I love pinwheel's!  They just say parades, summer, patriotic holidays!  They are so much fun sparkling and shining in the sunlight!
 This wreath is huge!  It measures 2 feet in diameter...and it's a perfect statement for the front porch!
 Let's get started!
These supplies are from Oriental Trading, they are the best place for 4th of July fun!

You will need:
Styrofoam Wreath form
Wood plank
Blue and white chevron tablecover
 The table cloth is plastic and folded in half.  I left it folded, so the printed side would show all around the wreath.  Cut 25 pieces that are 34 inches long.
 Find the center of each piece and tie it around the wreath form using a lark's head/girth hitch knot.
 The folded end goes under the wreath form.
 Wrap the loop over the wreath form and pull the 2 ends through the loop.  That's it.  Easy.
 Pull tight and repeat 24 more times!
 Then turn your wreath over!  The knots look better from this direction.
 Next I had an electronic cutting device to cut this file out of red glitter vinyl.
Right click to save off for personal use only please.
I thought the lyrics to "God Bless America" was a good one, since it will be hanging on my Home Sweet Home!
Apply with transfer tape...then peel it off.  I love the natural wood.
Place a dab of hot glue on the back of each corner of the sign and press it onto the center of the wreath.
Then use hot glue to adhere the pinwheels wherever you like them.
 Press and hold for a few seconds for it to cool down.
 Then just tie a ribbon around the wreath form for easy hanging.
 Totally fills up the door, I love it!
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Copper Colorblocked Vase DIY!

 Copper Colorblocked Vase DIY!
You know those bud vases that come with every arrangement?  And they pile up and you probably have a big collection of them in your hutch right now.  They are the perfect vases to upgrade!
 You will need:
Rustoleum Copper Spray Paint (I received this at no cost)
Painters tape
Bud vases
 Use the painters tape to cover any part of the vase you don't want painted.
When doing a cluster of vases, make the paint line at different height levels for variety.
Place them over some newspaper outside and give them a light coat of spray paint.
Let them sit for 10 minutes and coat again.  Light coats or the paint will drip.
 Let them dry completely and peel off the tape.
They look fantastic and would make a perfect centerpiece for any event!
 Throw in some fresh flowers and enjoy!
 I absolutely love the copper!
It's so metallic and bright--and just watch, it's phasing out gold in home decor!
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Summer Camp Custom Drawstring Bags!

I received these goodies from Oriental Trading and Cricut.
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All opinions, ideas and silliness are my own.
These cute bags are perfect for Summer Camp!
We did this with 2 dozen tween girls and had a great time.
They loved them!  They loved having their names on their own bag and could personalize it any way they wanted.  It took about 1 hour and we sat on picnic blankets.
 You will need:
Natural Canvas Drawstring Bags
Fabric Markers: bold and neon
Cricut® Iron-on Glitter, Silver
Cricut Explore Air™ 2 machine
I used a 12 by 24 mat for this.  The glitter vinyl is only 12 by 19.
I listed all the girls names, because everyone loves their names on things.  Plus, if they left it laying around during the camp, we'd know who it belongs to!  Mirror the file and then click cut!
I set it to Iron on + and it cut it perfectly.
Cut the names apart and weed the excess vinyl.
Place them right on the canvas bag.
Place iron on and press firmly for just a few seconds.  Like 12 seconds.
Let cool and peel the plastic back over itself to remove it.
The girls were thrilled to see their names and then doodle, decorate and autograph the bags!
We spent about an hour just chatting and coloring...passing bags around and signing them.
The best part was all the girls had a bag to keep their belongings like waterbottles and stuff...and if we found one laying around, we knew exactly who it belongs to!
Such a fun craft and the girls were thrilled!
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I love customizing Oriental Trading's tote bags!
They have so many varieties to choose from.

Here's some more great totes!

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