Holidays · Patriotic

Metal Floral Vessel

In honor of Election Day here in the USA I crafted this Patriotic Metal Floral Vessel. I purchased this metal basket after Valentines Day a few years back at a craft store. They have these hanging baskets all over in craft stores, and Walmart. It was calling out to me to ‘Up Cycle’ please. With Election Day today, this is a great gift to give a special neighbor friend.

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To start fresh, I started by painting the whole thing inside and out with Rustoleum white spray paint.When it was dry, I used Frog Tape to make the stripes. I put newspaper in back of the heart so the paint wouldn’t get inside.

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I then spray painted it with Rustoleum Red Paint. I love the Frog Tape…oies came out sooo good. I cut a piece of cardboard, a bit bigger than the heart. I took Mod Podge, and applied to the cardboard piece. I then put some blue with stars material on top of the cardboard…let dry…then covered with the Mod Podge.3

I found some red, white, and blue beads at the dollar store. I took some wire and wrapped around the 3 different strands, leaving a tail of about 3 inches. I then proceeded to wrap around the wire hanger on top.

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I finished the other the same way, wrapping the wire around the 3 strands, then onto the hanger leaving a 3 inch tail. I picked up some flowers at the dollar store, and there you go! perfect for your home or on your door!
With a little imagination, you can up cycle anything! (well almost)

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Holidays · Patriotic

Patriotic Candle Holders

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I had some 4×4 post pieces left over from building the pergola. I cut 2 to the size I wanted. I then took Rustoleum White Blossom and sprayed the whole post. Tip: I always spray white first so the colors that I paint on top will pop!

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I made stripes with Frogtape 1 7/8″ where I wanted to paint the red stripes.

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I removed the tape. Then painted the top blue.

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Ahhh….the final reveal…

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I think it came out great…Then I added Stars to 2 sides on blue…end result…

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These are the colors I used:

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Thank you for looking!!!

 

 

Holidays · Patriotic

Patriotic Heart Wreath

Memorial Day is coming up! I wanted to make a easy, fast wreath that kids or anyone can really do. You’ll need about 3/4 yd of any fabric of your choice, just looks better with 3….or more! You can mix it up any way you want, or use colors that go well with the room.

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I purchased the wire heart wreath …really inexpensive! This will work with round shape wreath also. While I was there, I purchased the red, white and blue fabric, 1/4 yd each.
The first thing I did with this project is to get out my pinking shears to cut the fabric. I cut 8″ L x 1 1/2″ wide strips in each color.

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I’m sorry about the bad pic above. As you can see I started with the bottom of the heart. I made a couple of the red and white strips a little longer so they can go around bottom of heart. I tied the strips around the three wires making the heart. I put blue and white in the upper left hand corner.

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I then started the blue and white at the top left side.

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I just kept on wrapping the strips around the wreath. I didn’t tie in a knot. If you want to tie in a knot, then I suggest making them 1/2″ longer. This is how it looked when done.

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I had put some red and blue beads I had purchased from the dollar store. I hot glued them to the back of heart on top

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This is such a fun & Easy wreath you can make for so many patriotic holidays!

Holidays · Patriotic

Pinwheels

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For this project you will need Scrapbook pages in patriotic colors. You start by cutting the paper in half. Take one half and start at the widths end, and fold under and fold back over like you’re making a fan.

 

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Then you fold it in half again, and press down on the folded part really hard with your fingers to strengthen that fold. Be sure the ends line up with each other and glue the ends together. You can use Aleenes tacky glue or hot glue.
Now take the two ends and bring together and glue…it will look like this:

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Then I decided a star would be perfect in the middle

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Added glitter around the edges!

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Then I started making a bigger one….

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This one is bigger. What I did was cut the blue scrap paper in half again, make the folds on both, then glue them together. You glue them just in the middle, making a bigger fan. Then you do the same with a contrasting paper. Then you glue the blue to the red on both sides.then I added glitter

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Holidays · Patriotic

Independence Day

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Independence Day is arriving soon! Over the past few days, I have been putting together a couple of centerpieces, Firecracker Centerpiece on the left of the picture, and the Flower Centerpiece on the right. I also made 2 candle holders from wood posts, and a pinwheel garland…lots of fun and easy for you to also create! Almost everything was recycled items.

Let’s start with the firecrackers in the pinwheel centerpiece above on the left side . It is decorated with firecrackers, pinwheels a huge rocket getting ready to take off and 3 solar lights to keep it lit up at night. For the firecrackers, here’s what I did… for the 3 smaller firecrackers in front, I used 4 Toilet paper rolls. Three of them were used for the firecrackers and 1 to cut lengthwise and use to trace the circles for the tops. I put a hole in each circle and pulled the rope thru.

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I took 3 coordinating papers and cut and glued them onto the 3 TP rolls. I then made the pinwheels that are in the Firecracker Centerpiece.

Pinwheels for the Firecracker Centerpiece were made this way:

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The first thing I did was take each scrapbook paper and cut 5″ squares. After your squares are cut, glue two coordinating colors together back to back with white glue.

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After your squares are cut, glue two coordinating colors together back to back with white glue.When your squares have dried, take one and your ruler, and draw a line diagonally corner to corner

Now..take your ruler and on the line, measure from outside to inside 3 inches. Make a small line as shown below

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.This will create a X

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When you are finished with each one, add a button or whatever you want.

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Now take your skewers, even popsicle sticks, and paint 2 red and 2 white

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When they were dry, I hot glued the pinwheel to the skewer
Pinwheels aren’t just for holidays….they are so fun to make for parties.

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So there you have it! The first project. Most of the supplies, you already have.

Materials I used for this project:

  • 4 Scrapbook pages of coordinating colors  (Had on hand)
  • Aleenes Tacky Glue
  • 4 Buttons
  • 4 Skewer Sticks
  • Scissors, Ruler, white and hot glue