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 ›

Get Out the Vote – Upcycling Campaign Buttons and Vintage Ribbons into a Patriotic Wreath

Get Out the Vote – Upcycling Campaign Buttons and Vintage Ribbons into a Patriotic Wreath

If you live in the States, then you may have noticed that it’s an election year. There’s an awful lot of anger and ugliness associated with it, so here’s my attempt to diffuse the bitter divide with a bi-partisan upcycling project. Washington may not be able to cross the aisle, but Sadie can! And I’ll be doing it with vintage pins / campaign buttons from old elections into a patriotic wreath for Get Out the Vote!Read more ›

Patriotic Wreath with Cheap Neckties from the Thrift Store

Patriotic Wreath with Cheap Neckties from the Thrift Store

I’ve amassed a hefty collection of cheap neckties from thrift stores and have posted one tie craft previously (DIY wine gift bags). And once I saw this necktie wreath project in Good Housekeeping, I obviously had to try it for myself! And for extra fun, I decided to use novelty ties in red, white, and blue to make a patriotic wreath.

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