This week on the Bowdabra Blog we are featuring 4th of July Crafts. In the patriotic spirit we will be celebrating red, white, and blue crafts, foods, and decorating ideas. Feel proud and show your colors with our decorating and party favor ideas! Wow, your family and friends with our All-American desserts. Send active duty soldiers, reservists, and veterans postcards and cards of thanks for their services.
Remember a time before Internet and email when – gasp – postcards were sent! Patriotic postcards were pictorial expression of the emotions and moods of the time. The red, white, and blue images evoke patriotism and the national spirit. Treat your friends and family this 4th of July to a special patriotic postcard. Visit the Graphic Fairy for a large printable image that can be used as a postcard or folded card. (We provided a small thumbnail to view for the actual image please visit the Graphic Fairy.)
This 4th of July send an active duty soldier or veteran a card thanking them for their service. Bowdabra Designer, Maggie shares her card-making tutorial with step-by-step instructions for making the Mini Bowdabra Bow. Maggie uses a free digital stamp to make her card provided by Operation Write Home. The stamp can be found here: http://operationwritehome.org/digis.html
Hurrah for the red, white, and blue! Celebrate the love of your country, the waving of the flag, and patriotic spirit with this stars and strips pie. Visit Woman’s Day for the recipe by Alan Richardson. Family and friends are sure to be impressed with such a delicious looking pie!
Bowdabra Blog, designer Susie shares her own recipe for making heavenly cupcakes with red, white, and blue cupcake toppers. Susie shared her recipe and topper tutorial last month for Memorial Day. If you didn’t get a chance to make this for your family and friends on Memorial Day – we invite you to try it this upcoming 4th of July.
Excite guests of all ages with DIY star bubble wands. Design the star wands using 20-gauge wire and medium size star-shaped cookie cutters. Place the star wands, bubble mix, along with flags in a tin bucket for a splendid patriotic table centerpiece. To view the full tutorial visit FamilyCorner.com
Spectacular fireworks are part of the 4th of July “evening” experience but during the day decorate tables with little firecracker chalk party favors. The favors will be a charming addition to tables and the perfect go-to when kids get bored. Easily remove the ribbon from the chalk and kids can use them on sidewalks and driveways. Visit Bowdabra Designer, Sarah’s full tutorial here.
Irving Berlin’s patriotic song God Bless America is a quintessential 4th of July sentiment. Becki Farrant of Infarrantly Creative designed for MomItForward.com, a DIY God Bless America Frame. I “heart” covered buttons and have this tutorial on my “must make” craft list! Click here to view the full step-by-step tutorial.