holiday / july 4th / printables
diy / holiday / july 4th / printables
i know i’m overwhelming you non-americans with july 4th. and i’m really truly sorry. i swear next week i’ll be back to normal, but i just love fireworks and boats and hot dogs and beer. and sparklers. and sharing printables. k i’m done now.
all you have to do to make these little sparkler packets is to print the template on cardstock, cut out, and slice two little slits on top and bottom to slide your sparklers through. you can use more sparklers than two if you cut a bigger slit… like you couldn’t have guessed that. hand these out on the fourth and you’re the best person there.
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FIRST OF ALL, HAPPY JULY! with july fourth coming up this week, i wanted to share a printable that you can use for the occasion. who doesn’t want to eat ice cream all day?! (well, i’m lactose intolerant, but i do it on special occasions) so if you’re eating ice cream – festive. it. up.
if you’re following me on instagram, you might know i’ve been getting obsessed with hand lettering – i wouldn’t say i’m good at it, but i do think i’ve improved a lot from the first day i was sick in bed to the last. 10,000 hours you guys. so i wanted to incorporate some into the printable. plus i was stoked with how “july” came out.
all you have to do is print the label on standard sized 8.5 x 11″ paper, carefully cut around the edges, wrap around your cup and secure with tape or glue.
see how well the labels coordinator with the watercolor napkins from last week? yeah, maybe not a total accident at all. do both projects and you can have a july 4th watercolor party!
it’s been a while since i’ve shared my weekend on the blog — but i had a really lovely one so i wanted to! my friend (and bridesmaid) had her birthday on saturday – so before her sunset picnic, she had all the girls over on friday night to make flower crowns. it was such a fun way to theme up the party, and i just can’t stop looking at this photo. i highly recommend making flower crowns for every party.
diy / holiday / july 4th
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so if you like being festive for the fourth of july, but still have a hard time incorporating colors like deep reds and blues into your party color palette, here’s a good compromise. because i know i don’t want deep red anywhere.
these napkins were actually not the original plan, i was planning on just striped painted napkins but i hated them so i started playing around and loved the effect of the really wet brush. and because the colors aren’t so straight up july 4th – i think these napkins could work all summer long.
all you’ll need is some plain white napkins, fabric paint of your choice, a brush and a lot of water.
TO GET THIS EFFECT :
tape down your napkins flat onto your working surface. get your brush pretty saturated but then immerse it in water until there’s practically no paint on the brush. use a test surface or scrap to get the feel of it, and then go ahead and wing it, because that’s the fun part.
all of my napkins ended up looking a little different than one another because the brush starts the change the dirtier your water gets, so if you want to avoid that, keep your brush and your water clean. but who has time for that!?
btw – i ate two corn dogs while photographing this project. two. it was all for you guys, so you’re welcome.
gold flatware from west elm / ketchup nesting bowl c/o red envelope
holiday / july 4th
well looky here! you might notice the blog looks pretty different – a huge thank you to my blogzilla partner natalie for putting up with my million requests. the blog is now a little more spacious and minimal, and i just can’t stop looking at it. hope you guys love it as much as i do!
we’ve been working on getting a bunch of new themes ready for the shop – which will all be available this summer, so if you like mine — you can get yours looking like it too!
did you realize july fourth was next week!? wow – june just flew by. i’m off of work until after the 4th so we’re considering taking a little road trip next week since all of our friends and family are out of town. woe is me. do you have plans?! if you’re hosting something, here are some projects you still have plenty of time to do!
01 | red white and blue ice cubes to make every drink look festive (brittni for momtastic)
02 | homemade firecracker ice pops are just a touch fancier than the store bought ones (martha stewart)
03 | printable matchboxes from last year will make lighting sparklers way more fun (almost makes perfect)
04 | paint an american flag blanket if you’ll be spending the day picnicing (the house that lars built)
05 | ice pops … in cake form, for those of us that get really cold teeth (studio diy)
06 | these dip dye fireworks bags are too cute, you could also fill with nips for adults right?! (oh happy day)
while i’ve been seeing macrame plant hangings for quite a while around the internet now — i’ve been wanting to make some but looking at all those tying tutorials seems so daunting. until i realized beads could replace knots. which is what these hangings are totally based on.
these super simple plant hangers only require THREE KNOTS. just THREE KNOTS (plus a little tie off on the top and bottom) and you’re done. how easy is that?!
cotton filler cord 6/32″
gold key ring
a cute plant
a drill *
01 | depending on your desired length, cut your cord into six pieces. my longer hanging had pieces around 4.5 feet long, the shorter one was about 2. line up your pieces, and tie an additional piece of cord around to secure them and make a tight knot.
02 | separate your pieces into pairs, and tie a knot at the same height on each pair.
03 * | if your bead holes are too small to fit onto the cord, drill larger holes in each bead. then thread the cord into three beads, dividing each pair. so that the two pieces on the ends are now beaded together. is that worded correctly?
04 | place your plant into the cradle of the hanging, and if all is well, line up your pieces over your key ring. use an additional piece of cord to tie it in place, snip off the ends.
and that’s it! make 10 and hang them all over your house.
and good news for all you cat parents who love cacti — hang it and you can have cacti in your house!