School is out for all my kids, tournament baseball has begun and swim lessons start in a few days. We had our first outdoor family gathering just today… I think summer is finally here! So what’s next? July 4th festivities and all the fun that follows. However, with a full house of busy kids, time to create fun decor isn’t always abundant. I tend to spend all my entertaining prep time on the food, but you don’t need a ton of time to add extra touches for your upcoming celebrations.
This month I am participating in the Designer Crafts Connection challenge and our theme for the month is Patriotic. So, here are a couple simple patriotic craft ideas to add some extra flare to your decor filled with American spirit.
This pound cake is relatively easy to make, you can find the Fancy Little Pound Cake recipe at Ultimate Foodie. Top the cake off with a powdered sugar glaze, fresh blueberries and strawberries. Create a small pinwheel out of construction paper then add a white paper star cutout and a cute little red button. Glue it all to a toothpick and add to the top of the cake.
Next I painted some plain glass votive candle holders with Folk Art Enamel Paint 2oz-Engine Red. Then I added some dark blue glass gems and a candle – voila, patriotic candle holders to add a bit of American flare to the table. The best part, change out the blue gems, for green at Christmas and it’s a whole new look.
You don’t need to get all fancy or intricate to create crafts you can be proud of. The idea is to create something all your own and bask in your accomplishments. Try to find projects that fit into your budget and your schedule. If you can find something that your kids can help with, you’ve just created an opportunity to make a memory with those special to you.
Happy Summer Fun to you!