American Flag Decor with a Buffalo Plaid Stencil

American Flag Decor with a Buffalo Plaid Stencil

I’ve made several projects with a buffalo check stencil, but they were always meant for end-of-year decor for the Fall and Winter. So, I’ve been yearning to use that same stencil for a warm-weather July 4th project, perhaps inspired by a picnic tablecloth. But then I started thinking about using the buffalo plaid stencil to create some American flag decor.Read more ›

Fake Firecrackers from Cardboard Tubes for Independence Day Decorations

Fake Firecrackers from Cardboard Tubes for Independence Day Decorations

I’ll be perfectly honest- in the months leading up to summer, I struggled to come up with a single patriotic project idea. I bemoaned this to everyone- my husband, my friends, and my mom. But it all changed on a dime when I went to a new favorite thrift store and found this star basket for a dollar. I knew right away that I could jazz it up into Independence Day decorations with some fake firecrackers!Read more ›

Star Embroidery on a Vintage Colander as a Patriotic Centerpiece

Star Embroidery on a Vintage Colander as a Patriotic Centerpiece

Not too long ago, I posted a photo on my Facebook page that garnered a LOT of attention- an embroidered flower on a vintage mesh strainer. It was gorgeous and unique, and I was immediately struck with an idea of my own. Why not do something similar with a vintage colander, the kind with a star design? And then use it as a patriotic centerpiece?Read more ›