What could be more all-American than denim and bandanas? Last year, I made a super-simple collection of patriotic crafts using denim, bandanas, and scrapbook papers, and I’m sharing them again today. You can get a lot of mileage out of these patriotic crafts – make them for Memorial Day, and enjoy them all summer long. They’re all super-easy summertime crafts because in the sweet summertime, the livin’s easy, right?
I’m starting with the easiest – Patriotic Rag Balls. Just tear denim, bandanas or other fabrics into strips and wrap the strips around the balls of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam. Surely you have time to make these before the weekend?
I combined denim and bandanas again to make this pair of Patriotic Ruffled Topiaries.
Here’s another simple summertime centerpiece idea – Star Spangled Centerpiece Squares. I wrapped foam cubes in scrapbook paper; added ribbons, buttons and stickers; topped them with shred; and planted my flags.
I confess – I love wearing and decorating with denim. If you’re a fan of denim, check out the All-American Denim & Flowers Wreath and All-American Denim & Ruffles Topiary. This is a fun way to repurpose your old jeans, too.
Oh yes, it’s almost summer! My lilacs and rhododendrons are blooming, and the peonies are ready to burst. And talk about bursting – the kids in my little town are super excited for the annual carnival and a weekend packed with rides, games, sweet treats and even a parade. Tell me, how do you celebrate the start of summer where you live?
And don’t forget, we have a giveaway that closes at midnight on Thursday, May 24. I’m giving away two rolls of beautiful paper ribbon you can no longer find in the stores.
Till Friday, happy crafting!