Monday, July 2, 2012

Fourth July Ideas

The summer is half way over.  I cannot believe it is July 4th. Tomorrow, I start back to Wally World part-time. Until I get into a new routine the blog maybe sporadic.  I am going to try and schedule ahead of time for them to post.  Unfortunately, I have found that sometime there is a glick in the system and it does not post and I have to do it manually. Maybe I can get Kevin to check it out and help me out; since, he will be the one home.

Well, back to the important stuff. Before my ADD really kicks in. (Kevin says I need medicine for it.)

Flag Shirt
This is the most darling flag t-shirt made from ruffles and buttons! 

Fireworks Shirt
Materials Needed:  Plain T-shirt, Newspaper, Glittery fabric paint, Paper plate and Pipe cleaners.

Directions:  Start by placing a few sheets of newspaper inside a plain T-shirt.  Pour one or more colors of glittery fabric paint onto a paper plate.  Create a stamp (for each color paint) to print fireworks: arrange four pipe cleaners in a bunch, pinch the center, then bend all eight ends over your thumb and twist them together a few times, forming a loop. Spread apart the ends and bend up the tips, as shown.
To use the stamp, dip it into the paint so that it's evenly coated and press it firmly onto the fabric.
Once you've finished your design, allow the paint to dry thoroughly, and refer to the paint manufacturer's directions before laundering the shirt.

4th of July Wreath

Make several dozens of felt stars were added to a Styrofoam wreath form to create this beautiful and patriotic wreath. Hang with a patriotic ribbon.
OR this wreath

Miniature Patriotic Pinwheels