Thursday, June 14, 2012

Handmade 4th of July Hairbows

I made these cute little hair bows a little while back and since the 4th of July is just around the corner, I might as well share them here on my blog.  They were really easy to make... I would have made two matching bows of each color but I only had enough ribbon to make one of each color.  I think a pair of these would be so cute clipped above pig tails.. but you could use just one too for a pony tail, for bangs, etc..

These hair bows really are very easy to make.  You basically just need some ribbon ( I believe these are made with 3/4 inch.), a bottle cap or some other type embellishment and some shiny red and blue tinsel-like shred or similar and an alligator clip for the back.  The red and blue shred (tinsel stuff) is for embellishing scrapbooks, I believe.  I got a couple of packages of it at a garage sale.   Anyway, I made the bows, glued some of the shred on and then glued a bottle cap on.   I used one new bottle cap and one used one that I painted red and added glitter to.   They were actually going to be necklaces, I had made several of these decorative bottle caps but decided these two would be the perfect embellishments for these bows.

These are so much fun! You can use whatever embellishments you want really.. I'm sure they will turn out cute either way.  I still need to glue the alligator clips on the backs of these and then they will be ready to wear.  Here is what the backs of them look like:

The actual bows are made with three loops of ribbon but they are twisted together a certain way but it's super simple to do.  I will update this post with a more detailed tutorial just as soon as I get one finished!  So what do you think?  Are they cute or what?!

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sequin Firecracker Decorations

I have a great 4th of July craft that I want to share!  There is nothing more frugal than being able to turn toilet paper tubes that would normally land in the trash can into glamorous and glitzy firework decorations for the 4th of July.  You won't believe how easy they are to create!

Here's a few photos:

TP tubes painted red

TP rolls painted white

Made using larger sized sequins

larger sequins    

Covered with smaller sized sequins


Okay.. Okay.. I know! It's a lot of pictures but I just couldn't help it! They turned out so pretty and shiney :)

So save your empty TP tubes and grab some red, white and blue sequins... it's time to make some sparkly firecracker decorations!!

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Friday, June 8, 2012

Memorial Day/4th of July Wreaths Round-Up

Memorial Day has come and gone and the 4th of July is fast approaching.  It's time to start thinking about decorations!  I missed decorating this year for Memorial Day because we were in the middle of a move but never hurts to look for ideas for next year and also for 4th of July, coming up!!  I decided to feature some super cute patriotic wreaths I found as I was looking around today.

I love the look of this one with all of the little flags.

I love faux flowers so naturally I am crazy over this wreath... so cute with the little buttons!

Another cute flower wreath.. I love the fluffy white.  Be sure to check out the matching pillow!

 I love the big bow on the top and how fluffy this wreath is.. and the glittery stars are a perfect touch!

 This wreath made from balloons is so neat!  I like how it has the light and dark blue balloons along with red and white. It's actually for a July birthday (so cute!) but you could change up the sign and put Happy 4th or Celebrate.. LOVE THIS!!!

Grab some ribbon and make one of these! Love it :0)

A huge thank you to all who shared these beautiful wreaths on your blogs! That's it for now... stay tuned for more 4th of July crafts coming soon :0)

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