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Crafting - Fourth of July - Home Decor

American Flag Wall Art with Ribbon – Quick Patriotic Craft

May 16, 2019

Create this quick & easy Patriotic American Flag Wall Art using some ribbon, hot glue, and a stick. This American Flag decor is sure to welcome anyone into your home for 4th of July.

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I am more of a Fall and Spring kind of girl but I love decorating for Independence Day. This American Flag Wall Art is easy to complete in less than 15 minutes and will be perfect for your own 4th of July patio.

So you’re going to need ribbon, lots of it. I would have run to the store to grab more but I didn’t have any time. You can make this as full or as sparse as you want it but you’ll at least need 4 yards of each.

Supplies For Your DIY American Flag

I stuck with the color palette of Red, White, and Blue but I also added some silver to give it some dimension. All the ribbon is different textures and widths but they all stay within my color palette.

I cut the Blue and Silver dotted ribbon to be about a 1/2 yard and the Red/other ribbons to be 1 yard each. I also worked from the front back so anything that I wanted in the front of my American Flag decor had to be glued first.

Just place a bead of glue along the back of the dowel and begin placing your ribbon any way that you’d like. I started in the smaller corner of the blue and then I laid the red ribbon behind it.

How To Hang Your American Flag Wall Hanging

I bought some picture hanger screws from my local Michaels but you can just use a plain screw in the back. I used one on each end of my American Flag on the back of the stick. It had loops in the hardware where I just threaded some ribbon through to create a suspension. You can do that before or after your paint your stick.

Next, on the back side of your door, use some mini command hooks and hang it upside down. Place your suspension ribbon in the hook and then let it hang over the front of your door. I hang a lot of my other door hanging decor this way too.

I love all the different weights of the ribbon and how they blend together to create the stripes of the American Flag.

What other things are you planning to create for your 4th of July decor?

You can grab the Red, White, and Boom free SVG file here and make your own custom doormat following these directions here.

Electronic Crafting - Fourth of July

Free 4th of July SVG Files – Red, White, and Boom

May 7, 2019

Grab these adorable, FREE 4th of July SVG files to celebrate Independence Day. Use your Cricut or Silhouette to cut your Iron On and make your very own shirt.

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Me and the ladies are back at it again offering you all some free SVG files to use with your electronic craft cutter. These 4th of July SVG files are easy to download and create your very own projects. Grab all the files below.

Supplies for your Independence Day Shirt

If you’ve enjoyed our other free SVG files that we offer for the holidays, this one is just like the others. Download it below to get the link to the file and then save it to your computer.

You’re able to upload it directly to Cricut Design Space or into your Silhouette Studio as is. You will have to resize it to fit on to your project but it’s all separated by color for you.

Click here to learn how to press HTV using your Iron

Malakai looks so cute in his little 4th of July t-shirt I made him. It’s kind of cuter than the one I made him two summers ago. If you have a Cricut, you can just head to the post below and use the Cricut Design Space file there. I figured it was time for an upgrade for him.

toddler patriotic shirt

Click on your favorite Independence Day SVG file below

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Cricut Crafts - Fourth of July

Patriotic Wood Plank Sign using your Cricut Maker Knife Blade

June 10, 2018

Creating this Patriotic Wood Plank Sign couldn’t be easier when you use your Cricut. Use the Cricut Knife Blade to cut thick chipboard and then adhere it to your store-bought wood plank sign. Create this easy Cricut Patriotic Sign perfect for Fourth of July. So easy to make using the Cricut Maker and Knife Blade. #CricutMadeThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

I use my Cricut to make the most awesome patriotic crafts. I created this wood plank sign using my Cricut Maker and Knife Blade to get this sign to look the way it does and I love it.

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Create this easy Cricut Patriotic Sign perfect for Fourth of July. So easy to make using the Cricut Maker and Knife Blade. #CricutMadeUse your Cricut Knife Blade to cut the stars. Each shape took around 20 passes of the knife blade to ensure that it cut through the entire shape. Then use that same Cricut Design Space file to cut your paper stars to go on top of your Cricut chipboard stars.Create this easy Cricut Patriotic Sign perfect for Fourth of July. So easy to make using the Cricut Maker and Knife Blade. #CricutMadeWhen using adhesive with the Cricut Chipboard, do not mix a wet adhesive with a dry adhesive. So I shouldn’t run the cardstock through my Xyron and then paint Mod Podge on top. I need to decide ahead of time what adhesive I’m going to use. Since the white craft paint has a metallic sheen to it, I’m going to just use some Mod Podge for the Cricut patriotic sign. Create this easy Cricut Patriotic Sign perfect for Fourth of July. So easy to make using the Cricut Maker and Knife Blade. #CricutMadeJust paint the chipboard with Mod Podge and then lay the paper stars on the corresponding Cricut Chipboard stars. Next, use some more Mod Podge to layer your Cricut patriotic stars on top of each other.

I’m going to use some E6000 to adhere the star to the wood plank sign. This will make sure that my Cricut patriotic sign will last a long time.

You can only use the Cricut Knife Blade with the Cricut Maker. The Cricut Explore models do not have the force ability to use the Cricut Knife Blade. For all your Knife Blade questions, see this post here. Be sure to use a Strong Grip Mat and some masking tape for the edges.Create this easy Cricut Patriotic Sign perfect for Fourth of July. So easy to make using the Cricut Maker and Knife Blade. #CricutMade

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Cricut Crafts - Fourth of July

Patriotic Craft with Easy Paper Rosettes

May 23, 2018

This patriotic craft is so fun for Memorial Day or Fourth of July. The easiest way to make paper rosettes and use Xyron adhesive to ensure a hold that’ll last all summer. Create this patriotic craft making easy paper rosettes using your Cricut and Xyron Adhesive. The perfect summer patriotic craft. #Cricut #FourthOfJuly #Patriotic #Craft #CricutMade #XyronThis post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commision at no extra cost to you.

These patriotic paper rosettes are perfect for Memorial Day or Fourth of July. It’s a fun twist to standard patriotic craft or Fourth of July craft.

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So begin by cutting your paper rosette shape. Now you’ll have 3 white rectangles, 3 blue rectangles, 1 circle and 1 cut-out circle. Run your blue rectangle and the cut-out circle through your Xyron Creative Station.Create this patriotic craft making easy paper rosettes using your Cricut and Xyron Adhesive. The perfect summer patriotic craft. #Cricut #FourthOfJuly #Patriotic #Craft #CricutMade #Xyron Now lay the blue rectangle over the white rectangle and the red cut-out circle on the larger white circle.Create this patriotic craft making easy paper rosettes using your Cricut and Xyron Adhesive. The perfect summer patriotic craft. #Cricut #FourthOfJuly #Patriotic #Craft #CricutMade #Xyron Use the score lines that are on the rectangles and fold them accordion style.Create this patriotic craft making easy paper rosettes using your Cricut and Xyron Adhesive. The perfect summer patriotic craft. #Cricut #FourthOfJuly #Patriotic #Craft #CricutMade #Xyron Do that to all three fans and then we’ll use our Xyron Mega Runner and run a line of adhesive on the white side of the end of the rectangle and then lay it over a piece of the blue fan.Create this patriotic craft making easy paper rosettes using your Cricut and Xyron Adhesive. The perfect summer patriotic craft. #Cricut #FourthOfJuly #Patriotic #Craft #CricutMade #XyronCreate this patriotic craft making easy paper rosettes using your Cricut and Xyron Adhesive. The perfect summer patriotic craft. #Cricut #FourthOfJuly #Patriotic #Craft #CricutMade #XyronCreate this patriotic craft making easy paper rosettes using your Cricut and Xyron Adhesive. The perfect summer patriotic craft. #Cricut #FourthOfJuly #Patriotic #Craft #CricutMade #Xyron Next, place your adhered fan on to a flat surface. Just press down in the middle and the fan will start folding in.Create this patriotic craft making easy paper rosettes using your Cricut and Xyron Adhesive. The perfect summer patriotic craft. #Cricut #FourthOfJuly #Patriotic #Craft #CricutMade #Xyron Create this patriotic craft making easy paper rosettes using your Cricut and Xyron Adhesive. The perfect summer patriotic craft. #Cricut #FourthOfJuly #Patriotic #Craft #CricutMade #XyronNow I use some hot glue to hold that small circle together but you can choose what works best for you. Now you’ll place the eagle cut-out circle over the middle. So easy and such a quick patriotic Fourth of July craft.Create this patriotic craft making easy paper rosettes using your Cricut and Xyron Adhesive. The perfect summer patriotic craft. #Cricut #FourthOfJuly #Patriotic #Craft #CricutMade #Xyron These paper rosettes that I made with my Cricut go perfectly with these Fourth of July party poppers and the super cute patriotic coozies.

Cricut Crafts - Fourth of July

DIY Patriotic Coozies using your Cricut Explore

June 30, 2017

Keeping your drink cold in the summer is essential. Learn how easy it is to make these
Patriotic Coozies using your Cricut Explore. 
Create personalized coozies using your Cricut ExploreThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

Fourth of July is the all-time funnest holiday of the year, hands down! I love the fireworks, the food and just the ability to let loose. I created these stars with the Heidi Swapp font from Design Space and I’ve included the file below. Add them to these Dollar Spot Coozies and you’re set.

Supplies

Create personalized coozies using your Cricut ExploreBegin by cutting your design on your Cricut. Be sure to reverse the image for Iron-On, you’ll be so mad at yourself if you don’t ?. Now remove the excess Iron-On. Leave the actual image on the plastic transfer sheet, only remove what you don’t want. Removing Iron-On is relatively easy. I find it easier than removing actual vinyl because it’s not so sticky. Create personalized coozies using your Cricut ExploreCut your plastic so that your images are separated. Next, place it on your Coozie and press it. I use this method all the time on how I adhere my Iron-On and it works like a charm. The key to get a great adhesion is to press and press hard. Let it cool a little and start peeling off the plastic. If you have a place that hasn’t quite stuck, just lay the plastic back down and press again. Create personalized coozies using your Cricut Explore Create personalized coozies using your Cricut ExploreYou’re finished and it’s so easy to create your own Patriotic Coozies.

Desserts - Fourth of July

Patriotic Fourth of July Rice Krispie Treats

June 26, 2017

Make these delicious Fourth of July Rice Krispie Treats for your next Patriotic gathering.
The perfect kid-friendly recipe.
Patriotic Rice Krispie Treats

I live for Rice Krispie Treats and I love to personalize them any way I can. These are the perfect addition to any patriotic get-together and combine the Red, White and Blue seasonal Rice Krispies with the patriotic M&M’s. They’re not too sweet and that’s why I love them.Fourth of July Rice Krispie Treats Recipe-1-2 Begin with melting your stick of salted butter and a 10 oz. bag of marshmallows in a deep pan. Once they are melted together, turn off the heat and add your cereal. Stir well to combine it all. Fourth of July Rice Krispie Treats Recipe-1On a sheet pan, spray it with some non-stick spray and pour your package of red, white and blue M&M’s and spread them out evenly. Once your cereal is combined with the marshmallows and butter, pour it over the top of your M&M’s. Fourth of July Rice Krispie Treats Recipe-1-3Fourth of July Rice Krispie Treats Recipe-1-4I like to take either wet hands to press it down or place a piece of parchment paper over the mixture and use a measuring cup to press it down. Allow our mixture to set until it is cool.Fourth of July Rice Krispie Treats Recipe-1-5 Turn it over onto a sheet of parchment paper and cut it up into squares and serve. They’re so fun, especially for the Fourth of July. Fourth of July Rice Krispie Treats Recipe-1-9Fourth of July Rice Krispie Treats Recipe-1-11Leave a comment and let me know if you’ve tried this recipe yourself and what other combinations you’d like to see. Thanks so much for following along and have an awesome Summer season. Have fun making these Patriotic Fourth of July Rice Krispie Treats!

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Fourth of July Rice Krispie Treats
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Make these patriotic party snacks a hit! It's so easy to make this Fourth of July Recipe and the kids and adults will love how festive they are.

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 4th of July Recipe, Fourth of July Recipe, Patriotic snack, Rice Krispies
Servings: 24 squares
Ingredients
  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 10 oz. marshmallows
  • 1 box Red, White and Blue Rice Krispies
  • 1 bag Red, White and Blue M&M's
Instructions
  1. Spray your sheet pan with non-stick cooking spray and pour the bag of M&M's evenly over the pan. Set aside.

  2. In a large pot, add butter and marshmallows and heat over medium until they are melted and combined. Turn off the heat and add your cereal. Mix until it is well combined.

  3. Pour your cereal mixture over the M&M's and allow it to set completely. Turn over onto parchment when they've cooled and cut into serving squares.

Cricut Crafts - Fourth of July

DIY Patriotic Shirt using Foil Iron-On and your Cricut Explore

May 29, 2017

Making this DIY Patriotic Shirt is easier than you could ever imagine.
Use the Cricut Foil Iron-On to give it lots of flair.
Create your own Patriotic T-Shirt using your Cricut Explore Air 2 and Foil Iron-OnThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you to Cricut for sponsoring this post.

I love using foil iron-on and Cricut by far makes some of my favorite iron-on vinyl. We’re fortunate enough that my kids get to celebrate two cultures. Fireworks play a huge role in their American heritage and their Tongan heritage. For this post, since we’re here in Utah, I’ll be making a DIY Patriotic Shirt and sharing with you the Cricut Explore cut file.

Supplies:

The foil iron-on is just as easy to use as the standard iron-on but it is a little thicker so you have to use your custom settings on your Smart Set Dial. It will be available in the drop-down menu where you select your custom material and use the Neon Iron-On setting. Be sure you remember to mirror your image or you’ll hate yourself for wearing a backwards shirt ;).

Create your own Patriotic T-Shirt using your Cricut Explore Air 2 and Foil Iron-OnYou’ll want to follow this method for using Iron-On, warm up your shirt first with the iron and then place the Iron-On where you desire. This starts the bond almost immediately and you won’t get lifts that are almost always problematic if you’re not used to this material. Make sure your iron is set on medium heat with no steam and be sure to allow it to cool for a few minutes before peeling off the carrier sheet.

The shirt is going to be the background color so that is why I chose a white shirt. I laid my red iron-on first and let it hand under the heat for about 10 seconds using a lot of pressure. Peel up the plastic and then do your blue iron-on, making sure I didn’t touch the hot iron to the red foil. You will now match up the silver to form the USA. I have already sliced your image so it’s set to go and you don’t have to worry about any of the designing.Create your own Patriotic T-Shirt using your Cricut Explore Air 2 and Foil Iron-OnOnce all your foil is on the front of the shirt, turn it inside-out and press really well on the back to ensure a tight seal of the foil. When you care for your shirts, wash them inside out on gentle.

Now enjoy the DIY Patriotic Shirt and party the night away. Happy Independence Day!!Create your own Patriotic T-Shirt using your Cricut Explore Air 2 and Foil Iron-OnThis is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

Cricut Crafts - Fourth of July

Fourth of July Confetti Poppers with your Cricut

May 24, 2017

Create this super easy Fourth of July craft using your Cricut. I love the streamers and the pop of color it adds to this festive holiday.Kids fourth of july craftThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

I’ve been seeing these confetti poppers around for years and I’ve been wanting to make them for something special. What better time to have confetti poppers than the Fourth of July? This project takes less than 15 minutes and it’s the perfect Fourth of July craft.Create a fast and easy Fourth of July craft by using labels, streamers and treat holders.I’ve joined up with other bloggers for Craft Lightning again and this months project is Fourth of July. Create a fast and easy Fourth of July craft by using labels, streamers and treat holders.That’s the best thing about this project, nothing needs to be perfect and you can go as small or large in the confetti bits as you’d like. I found my metallic shred at Dollar Tree but if you don’t have one, I’ve included the Amazon link below.

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Create a fast and easy Fourth of July craft by using labels, streamers and treat holders.Mix all the metallic fringe together and place it into the treat holder. Add the lid on top and cut away any stray fringe. Adhere your sticker to the front and pass around for everyone to make the largest mess in history but also one they’ll always remember. Follow this tutorial for the Print then Cut feature with the Cricut.Create a fast and easy Fourth of July craft by using labels, streamers and treat holders.To pop them you just push the stick hard and it’ll spray all over. The less pressure you use then the less spray you’ll get. Push hard to get that awesome effect for this Fourth of July craft.Create a fast and easy Fourth of July craft by using labels, streamers and treat holders.To see more easy Fourth of July craft ideas, check out the Craft Lighting. I always love seeing what other bloggers come up with. See what I’ve done in the past too!