The Fourth of July is almost here!
In anticipation, I've rounded up some simple DIYs for a fantastic holiday bash.
I'm in love with this holiday wreath. If you have kids, let them help by making pom-poms with yarn. It's super easy and all you have to do is glue or pin onto wreath base and voila! Instant cuteness!
Click on the above link to find a free printable banner from PagingSuperMom.com. This is probably one of the easiest DIYs on this list. Just print, cut and staple and you can adorn your home or patio in just a few minutes.
These Mason Jar Painted Lanterns may take some prep time in painting and then letting the paint dry but they look so worth it! Really, just when you thought you had seen every craft under the sun involving Mason Jars, someone clever thinks of yet another use. Just make sure to paint the outside, not the inside!
I never have any idea what to wear for a Fourth of July party. For so long I just threw on one of those Old Navy patriotic themed shirts and called it a day. Now I can turn my old jeans into cutoffs, and paint those cutoffs with fabric paint! Genius....or shall I say Jean-ius? (Shut up, puns are fun)
Now you can buy this headband from Fab.com or....................you can just make it with some glitter foam sheets and a black stretchy headband. Just cut out three stars to your liking from gold glitter foam sheets that can be found at most craft stores and attached to headband with some hot glue. Pretty and simple.
Or if you fancy, you could do a version with fake flowers instead. You know this how Lana Del Rey does it. I mean I assume. Who doesn't like the Fourth of July? Canadians, that's who! And probably the rest of the world.
Usually, I'm pretty happy with a hot dog and some ice cream on the Fourth of July, but my mom likes to make a similar Strawberry Spinach salad as pictured above. Just toss blueberries, sliced strawberries, almonds and some crumbled feta cheese in with some spinach leaves. Then drizzle with some raspberry balsamic dressing and you have a tasty, festive salad sure to please!
Oh mah gawd! Patriotic Taco Salad sounds amazing and slightly ironic, no? I could also see this as a way to dress up a Seven Layer Dip. Just decorate the stripes with shredded cheese and sliced tomatoes. Add some olives and extra guac to the top left corner and you have the most delicious version of the American flag to ever exist.
Dude, ice cream floats with red and blue sodas? I'm soooo there. This one is pretty much a no-brainer but so pretty and tasty looking at the same time.
Okay so I may have lied a little bit when I said, "simple DIYs" but how awesome is this Patriotic Corn Hole set? Yes, to some of my readers out there, there is a game called "corn hole" and it is played quite frequently outdoors. Basically it is a set of elevated boards with a hole cut out across the very top. Players divide into teams and try to sink as many bean or sand filled sachets through the top or "corn" hole. If you know how to build or know someone with basic carpentry skills, how cool would it be to bust these babies out? Painted in red, white and blue.
Now this Custom Beer Pong Table is entirely within my skill set. Just get a slab of plywood or if you'd like something sturdier, a hollow-core door, from any hard-ware store and paint a flag using painter's tape for straight edges. Then rest the table on top a pair of saw horses and your patriotic tribute to drinking games is now complete!
So tell me, my precious readers, what plans do you have in store for the holiday?