July 4th is only a couple of weeks away. The stores are filled with red, white and blue items for party and home décor to create a festive setting for celebrating. What is even more special is to add some hand crafted personal touches. We are sharing some of our very favorite 4th DIY crafts from our Design Team. Weather resistant these crafts can all be used both indoors and outdoors. Perfect for the back deck and the annual 4th of July family BBQ!
Beth made this very special ribbon and lace flag for a dear friend who is serving overseas. Lightweight and easy to pack, it is a gift that can travel anywhere. Hang on a wall, fence or front door. Full tutorial here. http://kuningroup.com/2017/06/08/how-to-create-a-patriotic-felt-ribbon-lace-flag/
Juicy watermelon for those 4th picnics and barbeques, yum! Add a whimsical touch to deck seating or the picnic blanket with comfy and cute watermelon pillows. Make it interactive for the little ones by having them add the seeds and put their name on the opposite side. Every pillow would be unique. http://kuninfelt.wpengine.com/2015/07/14/watermelon-pillow/
Did you know that the first fireworks display for Independence Day was in Philadelphia in 1777. Look at these firecrackers! A great centerpiece or let the kids make one for everybody, both quiet and safe. Save a few empty paper rolls and surprise the kids with a craft station at the July 4th festivities. How to. http://kuningroup.com/2015/06/11/felt-firecrackers-for-the-4th-of-july/
Wood hoops with embroidery are an ongoing popular trend. This house hoop by Laura Bray would be adorable on the front door as a July 4th welcome. Make one or two and take as a hostess thank you gift. http://kuningroup.com/2017/05/25/home-of-the-brave-embroidery-hoop-project/
The star design on this runner is a striking accent. Beth Watson makes some of our most favorite red, white and blue designs. This table runner using felt and ribbon, lace scraps, can be made custom to fit the length of any table. http://kuningroup.com/2016/06/09/patriotic-table-runner/
Garden gnomes are a perennial favorite. This patriotic version is one of our printable project sheets by Debra Quartermain. A small flag could be added to each gnome. The pattern can be enlarged to make the gnome in different sizes. Place them in planters or on the walkway to greet the guests. Just add a weighted plastic bottle or cup under each gnome for extra stability. http://kuninfelt.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/DQ-Gnome-and-Pattern.pdf
Hope you are inspired by these six easy and fun crafts to make your 4th more festive. Even better they can be used indoors or out and put away for the next year too!
Did you know our felt is made right here in the US from recycled plastic water bottles.
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Thanks for stopping by! Here is to memorable crafting and connecting for the 4th from all of us at Kunin Felt!