4th of July Tissue Paper Craft for Kids

When I think of Summer, I think of all things red, white, and blue. With the 4th of July coming up I thought it would be great to make some decorations for the house that are perfect for the patriotic Summer holiday! Today, I bring you a fun and easy craft that can keep kids of all ages entertained for quite some time. Surprisingly, it held the attention of my 5 and 7 year old kids, as well as my 12 year old son. With only a few supplies you will have a piece of art that can hang anywhere in your home that needs a touch of patriotism. First, gather your supplies. You'll need: white school glue red, white, and blue tissue paper {cut in to 3x3 inch squares} scissors white cardboard a ruler a pencil Next, make your template. You could eyeball it as you go along, but since … [Read more...]

Easy Patriotic Wreath {a tutorial}

Summertime is easily my most favorite time of year to decorate.  The color combination of red, white and blue are so festive...and make me so proud to be an American!  Of course, it only makes sense to start decorating from the outside so our guests feel welcomed before they even ring the doorbell.  This Easy Patriotic Wreath is going to look great on your front door! {Did I mention it's easy?} A couple of months ago I shared with you a Simple Spring Wreath tutorial. Do you remember that we used no hot glue? There was actually no glue whatsoever. All of our tulle was secured with straight pins. So, go ahead, go grab that old Spring Wreath off of your front door, remove all of the chevron tulle and flowers and let's reuse the wreath form and burlap ribbon. That's right! We can eliminate … [Read more...]