Link Love: Last Minute July 4th
July 1, 2011
4th of July will be here in just a couple of days, and if you're finding yourself in a pinch in terms of décor and ideas, there's still time! Check out the goodies featured in my first roundup of July 4th ideas (which included some great pinwheels, decorations, food & fashion ideas), and then see some of the fun below. A weekend is plenty of time to prepare for a big 4th of July bash!
4th of July Headband
This headband on Etsy serves as good inspiration for a 4th of July headband. This could be easily recreated from felt scraps and some elastic. She made the flowers from layered circles of felt with notches – easy! I'm thinking of whipping one up for my little girl this weekend... now if I could only get her to keep headbands in her hair...
Patriotic Fruit/Cheese Tray
Looking for ways to jazz up your food spread on the 4th? Arrange a fruit tray with watermelon, blueberries, and feta (or another white cheese) like Wenderly.
4th of July Printable
Free printables are the easiest (and cheapest) way to decorate! This is one of the best that I've seen available for the 4th. Download it for free at LandeeSeeLandeeDo.blogspot.com.
4th of July Banner
I love this simple banner idea found on sweetsindeed.com. No sewing necessary! Print out a saying like “Happy 4th” onto colored cardstock (one letter on each separate piece), cut out with triangle shape on bottom, and hang on top of rectangles of red, white, and blue fabric (cut with pinking shears) – voila! You automatically have a rustic 4th of July banner that took little time and money to make. (Try downloading a fancy free font like Royal for the letters)
There goes that Martha Stewart again, coming up with super-crafty ideas. I love these patriotic star medallions that she makes from cotton fabric and starch. Pretty simple, and a great addition to your 4th of July party décor!
4th of July Drink Parasols
I kind of have an obsession with drink parasols... These 4th of July ones on Martha Stewart are as simple as printing out her free template, taping, and sticking on a toothpick. Think of how pretty your drinks will look (or, if you're like me, think of how great your pictures will be...!). This is a must-do.