Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth!

This year is just flying by! I feel like I just brought my little man home from the hospital a few weeks ago and now this week he has launched himself into full-fledged toddlerhood by walking all by himself. Everywhere. Proud of you, little guy!

Speaking of letting the year get away from me, I finally finished my Fourth of July / Summer wreath for our front door last night.  I saw an idea that I loved over at Pickup Some Creativity and ran with it. I already had an identical wreath form from the Dollar Tree so I picked up some material to make the bunting (I didn't have much in the way of red, white or blue scraps). I didn't pink the edges because simply by cutting the fabric on the bias, you keep it from unraveling.  I cut out three different sizes of pennants and sandwiched them into some double fold bias tape. I added a little chalkboard hanging from red ribbon and covered my front door's wreath hanger with red ribbon for festive flair.






I had some pennants and bias tape left over after making the wreath, so I made an extra little bunting that I added to the mirror in my entryway, too.

I hope whatever your plans for the fourth of July are, you take some time to stop and remember the sacrifices others have made to give us this incredible nation we live in. I am both proud and thankful to be an American!

I've been watching a great History Channel show called America, The Story of Us on Netflix instant streaming this last week and have been enjoying both the well done cinematography as well as learning about the history of our great nation and the individuals that shaped it's destiny. If you're looking for a good way to help keep your kids learning things this summer, I'd definitely recommend it. (BTW, if you don't already subscribe to Netflix, you can get a 1 month free trial as long as nobody else in your household has been a Netflix customer in the last 12 months).

I'm sharing with these great parties:

 Todays Creative Blog The DIY Show OffTip Junkie handmade projectsVisit thecsiproject.com


Making the World Cuter // The Red, White & Blue Linky Party

9 comments:

  1. Your wreath is super cute! I especially love the chalkboard sign, but I'm kind of a chalkboard paint junkie!

    Thanks for the sweet comment on my ribbon wreath btw, and I'm following you now! It's nice to "meet" another Oregon blogger!

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  2. So cute! I am having a Red, White and Blue Linky Party and I would love for you to join in on the fun by adding your link.

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2011/07/red-white-and-blue-linky-party.html

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  3. Thank you so much for inviting me over to your cute blog! I am your newest follower!! :)
    I love your 4th of July wreath - it turned out really cute!
    Hugs from Germany,
    Vanessa

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  4. Lovely wreath! I like the chalkboard sign at the side too!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  5. Such a sweet wreath! I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July. I love the addition of "let freedom ring!"

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  6. Thank you so much for linking up to my Red, White and Blue Linky Party!

    www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

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  7. Hi Carissa,
    What a cute wreath! very patriotic! I'm stopping by as the guest judge for the CSI project :)
    happy crafting!
    Linda

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  8. Really awesome post! Thanks for linking it up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

    Btw, I also have a blog party called Market Your Biz and Giveaways. Please feel free to link up to have them promoted :)

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  9. love this! just bought this exact same wreath and it's been sitting there waiting for me to come up with something to do with it. the pennant is a great idea!

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Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth!

This year is just flying by! I feel like I just brought my little man home from the hospital a few weeks ago and now this week he has launched himself into full-fledged toddlerhood by walking all by himself. Everywhere. Proud of you, little guy!

Speaking of letting the year get away from me, I finally finished my Fourth of July / Summer wreath for our front door last night.  I saw an idea that I loved over at Pickup Some Creativity and ran with it. I already had an identical wreath form from the Dollar Tree so I picked up some material to make the bunting (I didn't have much in the way of red, white or blue scraps). I didn't pink the edges because simply by cutting the fabric on the bias, you keep it from unraveling.  I cut out three different sizes of pennants and sandwiched them into some double fold bias tape. I added a little chalkboard hanging from red ribbon and covered my front door's wreath hanger with red ribbon for festive flair.






I had some pennants and bias tape left over after making the wreath, so I made an extra little bunting that I added to the mirror in my entryway, too.

I hope whatever your plans for the fourth of July are, you take some time to stop and remember the sacrifices others have made to give us this incredible nation we live in. I am both proud and thankful to be an American!

I've been watching a great History Channel show called America, The Story of Us on Netflix instant streaming this last week and have been enjoying both the well done cinematography as well as learning about the history of our great nation and the individuals that shaped it's destiny. If you're looking for a good way to help keep your kids learning things this summer, I'd definitely recommend it. (BTW, if you don't already subscribe to Netflix, you can get a 1 month free trial as long as nobody else in your household has been a Netflix customer in the last 12 months).

I'm sharing with these great parties:

 Todays Creative Blog The DIY Show OffTip Junkie handmade projectsVisit thecsiproject.com


Making the World Cuter // The Red, White & Blue Linky Party

9 comments:

  1. Your wreath is super cute! I especially love the chalkboard sign, but I'm kind of a chalkboard paint junkie!

    Thanks for the sweet comment on my ribbon wreath btw, and I'm following you now! It's nice to "meet" another Oregon blogger!

    ReplyDelete
  2. So cute! I am having a Red, White and Blue Linky Party and I would love for you to join in on the fun by adding your link.

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2011/07/red-white-and-blue-linky-party.html

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thank you so much for inviting me over to your cute blog! I am your newest follower!! :)
    I love your 4th of July wreath - it turned out really cute!
    Hugs from Germany,
    Vanessa

    ReplyDelete
  4. Lovely wreath! I like the chalkboard sign at the side too!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  5. Such a sweet wreath! I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July. I love the addition of "let freedom ring!"

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thank you so much for linking up to my Red, White and Blue Linky Party!

    www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi Carissa,
    What a cute wreath! very patriotic! I'm stopping by as the guest judge for the CSI project :)
    happy crafting!
    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  8. Really awesome post! Thanks for linking it up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

    Btw, I also have a blog party called Market Your Biz and Giveaways. Please feel free to link up to have them promoted :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. love this! just bought this exact same wreath and it's been sitting there waiting for me to come up with something to do with it. the pennant is a great idea!

    ReplyDelete

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