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DIY 4th of July Entertaining Ideas
Are you having family or friends over to celebrate the 4th of July? Give you party a boost with some simple, no-fuss DIY ideas to make your celebration a cinch!
A banner can set the stage for a soiree… but who has time to stitch one up? This festive fabric banner doesn’t require any sewing!
Supplies: Fabric, Craf-Tex Fusible Coasters, Fabric, ribbon, self-adhesive red felt letters, scissors, Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue and Darice Felties Star Stickers. Find all these supplies at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames Redmond.
-Following package instructions, iron fabric on to the round coaster, using a press cloth.
-After it cools down, cut around circle shape with scissors. Repeat 6 times.
-Add self-adhesive letters– we did “4th Of July.”
-Add self-adhesive stars
-Use craft glue to add ribbon for hanging
2. Reversible Placemat
What’s the best kind of placemat to use at a BBQ? The kind that it’s easy to clean. This reversible placemat gives you two looks and easily wipes clean.
Supplies: Heat n Bond Iron On Vinyl, 2 coordinating Fat Quarters of fabric (18″ x 22″ inches each), an iron and ironing board. Find all these supplies at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames Redmond.
-Trim each piece of fabric to 18″ x 14,” standard placemat size
-Preheat iron to medium heat, no steam
-Peel vinyl from protective paper and place sticky side down on top of material, leaving at least a 1/4 inch seam allowance throughout. Place the protective paper on top of vinyl.
-Press and hold for 8 seconds and repeat until surface is laminated.
-Flip over and do on opposite side.
-Trim and enjoy
3. Decorated Cups
You’ve been using plastic party cups for years– why not offer your guests the sturdier version that they can personalize? An added bonus is that they are dishwasher safe.
Supplies: Sturdy red plastic cups from One Hundred 80 Degrees, Marvy Bistro Chalk Markers, Darice Finishing Accents (gems), Trendy Tape in blue and red. Find all these supplies at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames Redmond.
-Personalize with Chalk Marker, Trendy Tape and gems! If you do personalize, carefully hand wash.
4. Yarn Wrapped Candles and Coasters
Upgrade some inexpensive decor with yarn. It can give ordinary items a fresh look.
Supplies: Ella Mae (Cotton) Yarn, Glass Candleholder, Darice Cork Collection Coasters, Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue, scissors, patriotic metal star. Find all these supplies at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames Redmond.
Directions for Candle Holder:
-Put a thin line of glue on top of glass candle holder, add yarn, continue process, wrapping around candle until candle is covered in yarn. Add star for decoration.
Directions for Coasters:
-Put dab of glue in the center of cork coaster, continue adding glue and wrapping yarn in a circular shape until coaster is covered. Continue until all four coasters are done.
5. Tic Tac Toe Set
Keep young guests occupied with this easy-peasy portable Tic Tac Toe set.
Supplies: Magnetic Board, ribbon, glass drops, circle punch, 2 sheets of patterned red, white and blue scrapbook paper, Mod Podge, magnets and Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue. Find all these supplies at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames Redmond.
-Punch out 5 circles in each piece of patterned paper
-Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to top of paper, place glass drop on top.
-Create a grid on the magnetic board using ribbon and adhering with craft glue
-When paper has dried, add a magnet on back with a dab on craft glue.
Have a fun and festive 4th!