Just a few days left before the Fourth of July Festivities begin! Make this DIY Land of the Free Fourth of July Wood Sign for your Independence Day decor! It is so easy to make and is a fun addition to your patriotic decor!
Search Results for: fourth-of-july
Are you spending the 4th of July at home or elsewhere this year? Whether you are celebrating at home or heading to a party, you won’t want to miss these festive Red, White and Blue Desserts.
Learn how to make this DIY Wood Flag Sign for your red, white and blue Fourth of July decor with this simple step-by-step tutorial!
Last week I shared with you a Summer Mantle Hop that I was part of where I shared my Fourth of July Mantle. I had several of you interested in how I made this Farmhouse Wood Flag Sign, so today I am going to share how I made it. You can make one too!
Hello there! My name is Lindi Haws of Love The Day and I am so honored to be here at The Idea Room today. I love Amy to pieces and was so excited when she asked me to join her fabulous Summer Series. Now over at Love The Day, I post a lot of parties, DIY crafts and a ridiculous amount of free printables. As a graphic designer, it’s my favorite way to incorporate a personalized or crafty touch to parties and gifts. So today I’m sharing a super fun FREE PRINTABLE 4th of July Party Favor to hand out to your guests during your patriotic neighborhood block parties or BBQs. Here’s how you make them:
I love the 4th of July not only for celebrating our independence but for getting together with friends and family and dressing me and my kids up in RED, WHITE, and BLUE. Here are some creative DIY 4th of July Clothing and Accessories that you can wear to your 4th of July party’s this year.
Every year I like to make a Halloween Dinner to celebrate Halloween with our family. Some years it is very involved…and some years, I throw something together at the last minute. It all depends on how crazy our schedule is for our family this time of year…but I always try to do something a little extra special.
Today I am excited to be participating in a HUGE BLOG HOP with some of my favorite bloggers. We thought it would be fun to share with you lots of fun ideas to help you celebrate the Fourth of July Holiday with some Red, White and Blue recipes, crafts and decoration ideas!
I thought it would be fun to host an Italian Soda Bar at our my family’s Fourth of July BBQ this year. So, in the name of research, I had to test it out beforehand! I think it is going to be a hit. I will teach you How to Make an Italian Soda Bar for your friends and party guests…and it is easier than you might think!
This is one of my most favorite times of the year. I love all the fireworks, parades and BBQ’s. Don’t you? The Fourth of July is a great time to get together with family and friends and celebrate the founding of our country.
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.
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.
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.
To download a copy of the Fourth of July Printables click on the link below and then select Previous Downloads:
*If you are not a fan of The Idea Room on Facebook, you will need to click like first and become a fan. After you become a fan you will need to click on “Get your free gift” on the Idea Room FB page and then click on “Idea Room Downloads”.
Hope you have a great Holiday Celebration!
*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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
How do you celebrate the Fourth?
*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.
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.
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.
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:
To download the printable, simply click on the link below:
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?
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.