Fourth of July Printable Popsicle Tags

The Fourth of July is tomorrow and we couldn’t be more excited.  The Fourth is one of our family’s favorite holidays! We love to get together with family and friends and celebrate and it usually involves a BBQ and some fireworks (either our own or a local firework show).  The weather is usually hot so it is nice to be able to cool off from all the fun festivities with something sweet and icy cool.

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This year I will be bringing these super simple and easy Fourth of July Rocket Pops to share with the family.  I created a simple popsicle tag to go on the popsicle sticks to add some extra flair.  I simply printed them out and then cut them out with a paper punch.  Then tape or tie them onto the popsicle sticks.

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I am sharing the free Fourth of July Printables for these popsicles with you so that you can hurry and make some for your Fourth of July Party too.

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To download a copy of the Fourth of July Printables click on the link below and then select Previous Downloads:

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Hope you have a great Holiday Celebration!

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Wood Pallet American Flag

*This is a sponsored post on behalf of Lowes.

I have been wanting to make an American Flag out of a wood pallet for a couple of years now.  I have a long list of projects that I hope to be able to get to (someday) and it feels nice to be able to cross one off of the list.  Will I ever get tired of projects? Ha! I am not sure. I really enjoy creating things and the whole creative process…so I doubt it!

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I have a spot on my back deck that I thought would be a great place to display this flag during the summer for the Fourth of July.  We had picked up a few pallets almost two years ago when we needed some to make my son’s Pallet Headboard and a Wood Pallet Map for his room.  So, I just used what we had left over in our stash.  We picked up the pallets from a local nursery who just gave us a few for free!

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The wood slats can be VERY difficult to remove from the pallet itself due to the long nails they use.  So we just take our saw and cut the wood slats near the end nails and then pull out the nails in the middle.  It takes some elbow grease to get it done…in my case, my husband was a great sport and took care of it.  I used 7 wood boards from the pallet.  Don’t worry if they are beat up…I like that they add some fun texture and an aged look to the map.

If you don’t have access to a wood pallet, cedar fence post from Lowe’s are perfect for this!  They can be found in the lumber section.  Line up your boards and then staple or nail them to three strips of wood that are on the sides and in the middle of the boards in back.  This will hold all your boards together.

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I googled an American Flag and studied it very closely to know how I should paint the wood pallet boards so that it resembled a real flag.  I had one board that was missing a section on the lower corner so I just used that board on the bottom of the flag so that it looked like the flag had a piece missing on the bottom stripe.  I then drew out where I wanted the blue section and the 13 stripes.  I started with a red stripe and ended with a red stripe.

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I painted the blue section first and made the bottom of the blue section line up exactly with the bottom of the seventh stripe.  Then I painted the red stripes by starting at the top and moving down.  By the time I had finished painting the red stripes, they had dried enough for me to start painting the white stripes.

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When everything has had a chance to dry and cure, you can take some sandpaper and rough it up a bit.  I actually did the roughing up part before I painted the stars on because I was still trying to figure out how big of a star I wanted to do.  I finally just decided to go with a star stencil I had on hand from Martha Stewart.  It ended up being the perfect size for my taste.

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We relied heavily on a picture of the American Flag to get the dimensions and the layout of all 50 stars as correct as possible.  It ended up being 5 rows of 6 stars with 4 rows of 5 stars in between the rows.  Then when the stars were all painted on and dried we roughed them up a bit too.

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To hang the flag, we put a couple of screws on the back and threaded some heavy wire around them so they could act as a picture hanger.  This makes it super easy to hang it up.

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Now we are ready to host the Fourth of July BBQ!  Want to see some of our other Fourth of July projects?  Check out these past Idea Room posts:

Fourth of July Projects

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How do you celebrate the Fourth?

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*Disclosure–In accordance with the FTC Guidelines, I am disclosing that I received compensation from Lowe’s for my time and participation in the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Influencer Network. However, all opinions and statements are mine and mine alone.

 



Fourth of July Printables

I am joining with a group of bloggers over the next several months to bring you a monthly printable.  I did this last year with a group of friends and really enjoyed it and we thought it would be fun to get it up and running again.  We hope you will love it too.  It is nice to be able to find something fun that you can simply print out and use in your home for simple decor, party ideas, crafts and etc.

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This month, since the Fourth of July is upon us, we thought it would be fun if we each shared a Fourth of July Printable.  We usually get together with family and friends on the Fourth of July and celebrate with a fun picnic or BBQ.  So I thought it would be fun to add some simple drink labels to the party decor.  It is a great way to add a simple decorative touch to your table.

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My kids love to drink out of Mason Jars so I just made some labels to fit the top of the standard Mason Jar lid.  Simply download the labels and print them out.  Then use your Mason Lid to determine how large you want to cut around the labels.  Cut and then place them on top of the metal lid.  I punched a hole in the tops of the lids so that the straws could fit through them as I shared with you here:

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To download the printable, simply click on the link below:

Fourth of July Drink Labels

Now that you have seen what I have shared for this month, be sure to head over to these other sites and check out their free Fourth of July Printables!  How do you usually celebrate the Fourth of July?

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1. Eighteen25: Have a blast this 4th of July with these fun tags that make great party favors!
2. The Crafting Chicks: Print, cut and hang this festive USA Banner.
3. Kiki & Company: Eight printable cupcake wraps that make any dessert patriotic!
4. Paging Supermom: Patriotic Parade Fan to create your own cooling summer breezes.
5. The Idea Room: Patriotic mason jar drink labels.
6. Thirty Handmade Days: Fun “Sweet Land of Liberty” tag featuring Patriotic Popcorn Balls.
7. Simple As That: Free printable Red, White and Blue Wall Art.
8. Whipperberry: Can’t have a summer party without water, and here’s a free printable tag.



Red, White & Blue Fourth of July Printable

Today I am so excited to be working on an HUGE…and I mean HUGE blogger collaboration with over 100 other bloggers.  We are joining together to bring you over 100 free Red, White and Blue Patriotic (Fourth of July) printables and projects.

red, white and blue badgeI thought it would be nice to be able to display part of the Pledge of Allegiance in my home to help us Celebrate the Fourth of July, our American Independence Day.  For some reason, these pictures turned out to be not as vibrant as the printable is in real life.  The entry area in my home is in a dark north facing area so getting a good picture in here is hard ;).

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But anyways, I digress…You can use this printable to display in your home to add to your Fourth of July Decor, or use it to help add some festiveness to you Fourth of July Party/BBQ.

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I made this printable so that it prints out for an 8×10 photo frame.  If you want it to be a smaller size than just change the percentage that you print it at.  To download the printable, simply click on the link below:

Fourth of July Printable Pledge of Allegiance

I hope you are able to use this in your home!  Be sure to check out all the other amazing bloggers and their fun Red, White and Blue Printables.  You can access them easily below!

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Pasta Salad Recipe

The BBQ season is here!  And that means warm summer nights and picnics with delicious food.  One of our favorite BBQ dishes is this Pasta Salad.  This is one of our favorite Pasta Salad Recipes, and is always a hit.  I thought I would take it up a notch and serve the Pasta Salad up in some small mason jars.

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I love that you can package this Pasta Salad up in these fun mason jars so that your company and guests can grab individual servings sized Pasta Salad in a Jar!  Might as well put this in a jar too right?

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I think this would make a great addition to any picnic or BBQ and ups the cuteness factor of your table setting too!  Another bonus is that you can make them before hand and store them in the fridge until you are ready to serve them so that they are nice and chilled when its time to eat.

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Here is the recipe…

Pasta Salad Recipe

Pasta Salad Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package rotini pasta or bow tie pasta
  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 pound provolone cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 pound salami, cubed
  • 1/4 pound sliced pepperoni, halved
  • 1 large green bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 (10 ounce) can black olives, drained and sliced
  • 1 (8 ounce) bottle Italian salad dressing

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or according to package directions.
  2. Drain, and rinse with cold water. In a large bowl, combine pasta with tomatoes, cheese, salami, pepperoni, green pepper, & olives. Pour in salad dressing, and toss to coat.
http://www.theidearoom.net/2014/05/pasta-salad-recipe.html

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I thought these would also be fun for your Fourth of July BBQ too.  So I was sure to make the labels so that they could fit into your Fourth of July decor with the colors I chose.  Simply print out the free printables I am sharing today on regular white paper or cardstock and then trace the mason jar lid and cut out the labels so that they fit your jars perfectly.  Then just place the label on top of the lid and then screw the mason jar ring on.

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If you are looking to up the cuteness factor even more, attach a wooden or plastic fork to the jar so that the recipient can eat it straight from the jar.

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If you would like to download the Pasta in a Jar Labels, click on the link below:

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What are some of your favorite BBQ foods?

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Fourth of July Banner

Recently I shared with you these Patriotic Hot Dog Trays, which could also be used for Nachos at your family Fourth of July BBQ.  In the background of the photo I have this Fourth of July Banner that I used as part of my Fourth of July Décor.  I had several of you ask about how I made it.  If you are interested in the Fourth of July Soda Bottle labels, you can find them here: Fourth of July Soda Bottle Labels

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It was pretty easy really.  I simply took some burlap and cut it into some triangle.  I made a pattern out of paper to use as a template.  Then traced it out on the burlap.  It worked out that I could flip the triangle upside down every other triangle and I didn’t have any waste.

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Then I cut out 14 total triangles.  I wanted to make two different banners so I could criss-cross them over the table.

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Then I took the same triangle template and made one with stripes on it and then cut out every other stripe so I could have a template to use for painting.

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Then I simply put the template over a triangle and rolled red paint over it with my foam roller.  I made 6 of them.

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Then I did the same thing and made a template for the stars and then painted them blue.  I made 8 of them.

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Then I simply attached them to some twine with some little paper clips.  You can find them at most craft stores.  Then I hung them up by attaching the banners to the sides of the table which are attached to some poles.

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I originally saw a banner in the Pottery Barn catalog and I pretty much knocked it off ;)!  Make one for your Holiday BBQ!

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*image source Pottery Barn

Foruth of July Printables–Sparkler Box Labels

Are you fans of doing the at home fireworks to celebrate with on the Fourth of July?  We do a few…nothing too crazy but we usually always include some sparklers.  Why not make them a little more fun and fancy.  Or give them to your guests at your family BBQ.  Either way, you are sure to enjoy these free Fourth of July Printables.

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All you need to do is print out this festive sparkler wrapper and glue it onto the box.  Viola!  It doesn’t get any easier than that.

The printable is made to fit these sparklers.  I have seen them both at Wal-Mart and Target so most of you should be able to pick some up for yourselves.

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To download a copy of the 4th of July Sparkler Wrapper click on the link below and then select Previous Downloads:

{4th of July Sparkler Wrapper}

Please read directions fully to be able to get the download!

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Need some more Fourth of July ideas?  Check out the past Idea Room Fourth of July posts:

Fourth of July Soda Bottle Labels

Fourth of July Sparkler Printables

Fourth of July Popcorn/Goodies Box Template

Fourth of July Patriotic Hot Dog Trays

Fourth of July Kiss Stickers and Gift Printables

Fourth of July Treats–Kiss Stickers & Bottle Labels

I have fallen in love with bottles and Hershey Kiss Stickers and have used them to come up with some easy to gift Holiday treat ideas for a couple of other Holidays…so why not come up with a Fourth of July version as well.  I didn’t think you would object ;)!  These are fun Fourth of July Treats.

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So…I am sharing them with you today so that you can use them to gift to your friends and family this Fourth of July.  Or…if you don’t need a little gift idea you could use them to fill up a jar for some Fourth of July home décor.  Or serve them at your Fourth of July BBQ.

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I had some of this fantastic glitter paper left over from this past American Crafts post, and it is too sparkly to not use.  So I whipped up a little Fourth of July Label by cutting out the Fourth of July Label I printed and then added some larger circles and a scallop.  Cut them by hand or use a circle cutter and then stack them up with some glue.

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I simply attached it to a string and hung it around the neck of the bottle.  Makes a super easy and sparkly Fourth of July treat!

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On a whim, I tried to come up with a more “kid” friendly version that can’t be dropped and broken like a glass bottle can.  I simply grabbed an empty toilet paper roll and covered it with some scrap book paper in festive holiday colors.  And it turns out that the Starbucks Frappuccino Bottles (which I use in this post…and a million others Winking smile) fits the roll perfectly!!

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Fill the tube up with some kisses that have the Fourth of July Kiss Stickers attached. I simply print them out on regular computer paper and glue them on with a glue stick.  Works great and I don’t have to bother with printable sticker paper.

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To download a copy of the 4th of July Kiss Stickers & Bottle Labels click on the link below and then select Previous Downloads:

{4th of July Kiss Stickers & Bottle Labels}

Please read directions fully to be able to get the download!

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Want to see the other Printable Holiday Kiss Stickers I have available for download? Check out these past posts:

Valentines Day Kiss Stickers

Father’s Day Kiss Stickers

Need some more Fourth of July ideas?  Check out the past Idea Room Fourth of July posts:

Fourth of July Soda Bottle Labels

Fourth of July Sparkler Printables

Fourth of July Popcorn/Goodies Box Template

Fourth of July Patriotic Hot Dog Trays

Fourth of July Soda Bottle Labels

With the Fourth of July right around the corner, I am sure many Americans have Holiday plans on their minds.  We usually spend the Holiday weekend with family and friends and at some point those plans always involve a big, back yard BBQ.

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One of the easier ways to add some fun color to the festivities is too add some simple Soda Bottle Labels to the drinks you will be serving.  We really try hard to not let the kids drink a lot of sugary sodas, but on the holidays we have been known to let them have it as a treat.

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The sodas I decided on this year are IBC Rootbeer (diet and regular).  Truth be told, there are a couple of reasons I chose these bottled drinks.  First and foremost is that the bottle lids were RED and BLUE! (A sad but true glimpse into a blogger’s life)  Second, my kids LOVE Root Beer.

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Simply print and cut out the labels, which are available in red or a blue design.  Then glue the one end of the label onto the other end as it is wrapped around the middle of the bottle.  These labels were made to fit the IBC Root Beer Bottles perfectly.  If you use another Soda Bottle be sure to measure the bottles before cutting out the labels so you can cut and adjust them to the size you may need.

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And because I am an over-achiever…which by this point I am sure has been understood by you…I decided to whip up this simple Soda Bottle Box.  I just used some scrap wood and threw it together and will be sharing the tutorial here soon.

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I did line the Soda Box with some plastic so that you can actually place the soda in the box along with some ice to keep them icy cold for your BBQ guests to enjoy as the 4th of July usually comes with some hot and sunny weather.

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To download a copy of the 4th of July Soda Bottle Labels click on the link below and then select Previous Downloads:

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How do you celebrate the Fourth of July?  Do you have a BBQ with friends and family?  Go to a fireworks show or have your own firework show?  However you celebrate, I hope you have an enjoyable and safe Holiday!

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Need some more Fourth of July ideas?  Check out the past Idea Room Fourth of July posts:

Fourth of July Gift and Kiss Stickers

Fourth of July Sparkler Printables

Fourth of July Popcorn/Goodies Box Template

Fourth of July Patriotic Hot Dog Trays

 

Popcorn Box Template—fourth of July Party

I recently was able to play around with some fun glitter paper from American Crafts.  The paper is really thick and comes in some fun colors and patterns.  I knew I wanted to use the paper for a Fourth of July project and decided to make some fun and festive boxes for your holiday treats.

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They are so easy to make.  All you need is to download the Popcorn Box template and use it as a pattern for your box.

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To download a copy of the template, click on the link below and then select Previous Downloads:

{Popcorn Box Template}

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I simply placed the template onto the back of the paper and traced around it in pencil.  Then simply cut it out in an old school fashion with some scissors.  Then I used a straight edge ruler to help me fold the sides of the paper nice and evenly where it needed to be folded.

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Then I glued the ends together with my hot glue gun.  I found that the paper was too thick for traditional glue to hold it together well.  I decided they needed a little more pizazz.  I quickly made up some Fourth of July tags by punching out some 2 inch scalloped circles and then gluing on some 1.5 inch tags.  You can download the Fourth of July Tags here:

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And, if you are feeling even more fun and festive, you can add some of these fun paper stars from American Crafts.  I simply took some thin copper wire I had laying around and then attached the wire to the inside of the boxes with some scotch tape.

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Then twisted the wire around my finger to make them curly and then stuck the stars on the tops of the wires.

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Then fill them up with your favorite treats….Popcorn for your outdoor movie or for eating while watching a firework show.  Or fill them up with your favorite candy or baked goodies.

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The fun thing about these boxes is that they can be so versatile.  Use them for your birthday parties, shower favors, or wedding treats.  Just change the color and pattern of your favorite American Crafts paper to fit your theme.

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Need some more Fourth of July ideas?  Check out the past Idea Room Fourth of July posts:

Fourth of July Gift and Kiss Stickers

Fourth of July Sparkler Printables

Fourth of July Soda Bottle Labels

Fourth of July Patriotic Hot Dog Trays

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