Patriotic Hand Lettered Shirts (the EASY way!!)

I have a quick and easy project for you today that anyone can do.  These patriotic hand lettered shirts look complicated but if you can trace you can make your own in just minutes.  This is a part of a sponsored series of posts by Elmers and I am compensated for my participation.  However all projects and opinions are my own.  Lets get started making these fun shirts for the entire family!  Remember these are perfect for the upcoming 4th of July holiday and you can make your own custom designs in just minutes y’all.  Trust me!     

Make a patriotic hand lettered shirt that is as easy as tracing a print out!  Get the prints for free as well or make your own with a font on the computer.
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Button Flag Tray

 It is that time of year when I love adding patriotic decor to my home.  I made this button flag tray last year and posted it over on Crafts Unleashed.  Y’all I am still in love with this one today.  Grab your supplies and get started on your own version soon!  This will be perfect for any 4th of July or summer party you are planning. 

Make this button flag tray for summer parties and decor.  Click to see the tutorial for making this!
          

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Patriotic Wand Centerpiece

 I have another fabulous Fourth of July craft for you today with my patriotic wand centerpiece.  A wonderful addition to the center of your party table and the wands become party favors for the kiddos once the fireworks are over.  This is part of a series on Crafty Hangouts with patriotic crafts sponsored by The Ribbon Retreat.  Be sure to head on over and see tons of patriotic craft videos on Crafty Hangouts. 

Patriotic Wand Centerpiece -- make a fun centerpiece with patriotic wands for your Fourth of July party.  The kids can take home the wands at the end of the night.

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Patriotic Sundae Party

 I have a super simple idea for a summer or Fourth of July party for you today.  Set up this patriotic sundae bar at your bash.  Kids and adults alike will love making their own sundaes.  The bonus is that the guests serve themselves so you just need to set it up and walk away.  I used some supplies from my sponsor Online Labels to dress up my event.  You can find the links to the products below however all opinions and projects are my own.  

Patriotic Sundae Party -- throw a simple ice cream party with these fun ideas.  Perfect for summer or the Fourth of July.

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Rolo Firecracker Party Favors

It is time for Crafty Hangouts week again.  This time we are crafting with patriotic ribbon from The Ribbon Retreat.  My first project is some fun Rolo firecracker party favors.  I will have another fun patriotic ribbon post later this week so y’all stay tuned.  These party favors are super simple and everyone loves Rolos right?  Your guests will have a “blast” at your party once they get one or more of these fun favors.

Rolo Firecracker Party Favors  -- perfect idea to give as favors at your Fourth of July party.

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Patriotic Mason Jar Centerpiece

Throwing a patriotic party this summer?  Be sure to make my patriotic mason jar centerpiece to light up your night.  This centerpiece is a unique and fun way to light up your party tables.  Forget candles!  Go red, white, and blue by adding mason jars and lights.  

Patriotic Mason Jar Centerpiece for the Fourth of July -- make this centerpiece and light up your party in style!  A fun way to add string lights to your table in mason jars!  Easy to make by following this craft tutorial.

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DIY Patriotic Marquee Sign

 Are you adding a little patriotic decor to your home this summer?  My DIY patriotic marquee sign is perfect then.  Make this fun sign in just minutes with no power tools required.  You can light up any patriotic display or party.  Don’t like the patriotic version?  Use the craft tutorial below to make this marquee in any shape, letter, or number you desire.  This post is sponsored by Duck Tape however all opinions and projects are my own.   

Also if you love patriotic crafts — I have gathered up tons from my blog friends at the bottom of this post!  Enjoy!! 

DIY Patriotic Marquee Sign -- learn how to make your own patriotic marquee sign with a few simple supplies -- NO POWER TOOLS REQUIRED!
 

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Summer Utensil Caddy 3 Ways

 Are you throwing any parties this summer?  Get my ideas on how to decorate a summer utensil caddy three ways.  Turn a simple utensil caddy into part of the party decor with my super simple ideas.  The best part?  All of my ideas are not permanent so your utensil caddy can be re-used again and again.

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Buttons and Stars Patriotic Garland

A lovely buttons and stars patriotic garland for your summer or 4th of July decor.  This tutorial was originally on Buttons Galore and More but I am reposting here so y’all can see it.  Grab your Styrofoam and lets get started.

A great buttons and stars garland for your summer or 4th of July decor.  Come see how to make this craft with Styrofoam, fabric, and buttons.

Americana Decorations Supplies:

  • Styrofoam Sheet
  • Styrofoam Cutter
  • Decoupage medium
  • Laura Kelly fabric (available at JoAnns)
  • Ribbon
  • Assorted buttons
  • red, white, and blue embroidery thread from Coats and Clark
  • hot glue

 

A great buttons and stars garland for your summer or 4th of July decor.  Come see how to make this craft with Styrofoam, fabric, and buttons.

Americana Decorations Instructions:

1)  Cut stars from your styrofoam sheet as shown above.  You could also substitute wood stars if you can find them.  I used a Styro Cutter to cut my foam.
2)  Cut fabric into squares leaving at least a couple of inches around your star.
A great buttons and stars garland for your summer or 4th of July decor.  Come see how to make this craft with Styrofoam, fabric, and buttons.
 
3)  Cut into the square to the points on your star.
A great buttons and stars garland for your summer or 4th of July decor.  Come see how to make this craft with Styrofoam, fabric, and buttons.

4)  Use decoupage medium to adhere the fabric to the star as shown below.  Trim away any excess fabric.

A great buttons and stars garland for your summer or 4th of July decor.  Come see how to make this craft with Styrofoam, fabric, and buttons.

5)  Cover the outer edge with ribbon and use a decoupage medium once again to adhere it to your star.

A great buttons and stars garland for your summer or 4th of July decor.  Come see how to make this craft with Styrofoam, fabric, and buttons.

6)  Twist your red, white, and blue embroidery thread together to form one string.  Add your stars and buttons to the string using hot glue.  I assembled this garland right on my mantle.

A great buttons and stars garland for your summer or 4th of July decor.  Come see how to make this craft with Styrofoam, fabric, and buttons.

All that is left is to step back and enjoy your creation.  A wonderful addition to your 4th of July decor.  This buttons and stars garland will be the hit of your Americana decorations this year.

A great buttons and stars garland for your summer or 4th of July decor.  Come see how to make this craft with Styrofoam, fabric, and buttons.

I added this garland to my 4th of July summer mantel decor.  I love having a touch of red, white, and blue in my home in the summer.  What about you?  Have you been adding Americana decorations to your home?

A great buttons and stars garland for your summer or 4th of July decor.  Come see how to make this craft with Styrofoam, fabric, and buttons.