God Bless America!
Land that I Love!
Star Spangled Banner!
… words reminiscent of 4th of July.
As I began researching and looking for inspiration for July 4th DIY projects I started thinking about “what reminds me of 4th of July”.
What words, sounds, smells or activities remind you of Independence day?
Do you call it Fourth of July or July 4th?
…In our home, we celebrate “4th of July”.
Independence day honors the final approval and adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
Do you remember how you “rang in” and celebrated the bi-centennial?
The bi-centennial was in 1976.
I remember everything was Red, White and Blue. Bunting everywhere. A city wide parade and fireworks. And BBQ chicken. Bar. Be. Que. Chick-en.
umm…remembering my dad’s BBQ chicken. It was the best.
Growing up, we lived about 20 minutes from a military base. The base was known for their elaborate fireworks display. Our house was positioned so we could sit on the front yard in our (circa 1970’s) lawn chairs and watch the fireworks display.
Oohing and aahing at all of the fireworks was a family tradition. I still love a good firework show.
What else reminds you of summer?
For me it’s the lightning bug. There is something about the little flash of light that immediately brings me back to those hot Texas summers.
- playing games in the streets
- eating popsicles made in Tupperware
- playing Charlie’s Angels on our bicycles
Ah… the good old days.
In honor of the 4th of July, I have created a DIY Craft series featuring 8 different projects
This printable is designed to fit into an 8 1/2 x 11″ frame. Click here to get your free download.
- Repurposed frame (can be any color you have)
- Paint (optional in case you want to paint your frame)
- Ribbon and fabric scraps
- Print the .pdf on cardstock
- Cut cardstock to fit your frame (The frame I used was 11″ x 14″ and the matte was perfect for this printout)
- Insert ribbon at the top of the picture frame
- Put glass back into frame
- Add the cardstock printout
- Insert cardboard backing
- Knot the top of the ribbon
- Hang picture frame
- Print .pdf and use it for background on a card or scrapbook page
- Print .pdf and use it as an invitation for your July 4th celebrations
- Print and cut out letters for bunting
- Print and decoupage on paper mache’ boxes or letters
- Hang the frame with a patriotic or color coordinating ribbon
- Instead of hanging the picture frame, use the cardboard easel to stand the frame
- Put the finished frame on an easel
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