I picked up some contact paper and shelf paper at the Dollar store a couple of weeks ago. The two papers combined made four of the cutest July 4 placements.
This is a five minute project. I used 2 rolls of shelf liner, one red checked and one blue checked plus two rolls of clear contact paper. Each roll was $1.00 at the Dollar store. Cut the shelf paper to the size you want your placemat, and the contact paper about 2 inches bigger than the shelf liner on each side.
Peal off the back of the contact paper and lay flat on a table. Place and smooth the shelf liner on top. Add second piece of contact paper to top. Use pinking shears to trim the contact paper to I inch.
I’ve used this method for many years with kids coloring projects, Christmas or birthday wrapping paper, and scrapbook paper. The possibilities are endless.
My project gallery has some other ideas for July 4 decorations. Check it out to make these.
Happy Monday and Happy July 1! We are in some hot weather now and I’m loving it. The 4th of July is only a few days away. We’re planning a BBQ with neighbors which will include a big crab feed freshly caught. Um yum! What are you doing?
If you need any recipe or decorating ideas for your celebration here are a few I pulled from my July 4 Pinterest board.
Patriotic layer cake via
cupcake cones via
Firework cake via
Come on back tomorrow for some July 4 ideas and recipes me, myself and I have done!
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For those working today I hope getting up wasn’t too hard. I took an extra day of vacation for some “me” time and to get some things done that I never seem to do. Like making some doctors appointments, planning summer vacation, haircut and color, etc.
We hosted a BBQ for our neighborhood clan over the weekend. It turned out great. Everyone brought something; scrumptious appetizers and salads. We furnished hamburgers, rib-eyes, drinks and dessert. We even were called the hostess with the mostess as we were able to provide each person (8) a golf umbrella to use. It rained some after dinner when we were sitting around the fire. It was just like camping!
The sweet part is what I wanted to share with you today. Simple, but tasty.
It is the time of year to make smores. I realized too late in the day our skewers were missing. I searched high and low but I couldn’t find them so I did the next best thing. I had made a birthday bouquet with marshmallows for my nieces husband before so thought I would use the same concept. It took five minutes and all you need is a bag of chocolate chips, a bag of marshmallows, graham crackers and lollipop sticks purchased at Michaels. I had some on hand.
Stick the skewer in the marshmallow. Dip into the melted chocolate, then into some crumbled graham cracker. I measured a piece of craft foam and shoved into a red pot I head on hand ahead of time so I had somewhere to place the pops. Then I just added some tissue paper for some pops of color.
I also made some cupcakes from a box mix (I think Pilsbury Strawberry) and grabbed some marshmallow whipped frosting which I put in a baggie and used a decorating tip to give the cupcake some swirl. I already had the red, white and blue liners and the little flags for decoration. I keep all the baking kind of stuff like this in a basket in the pantry. It’s amazing how much I have collected from shopping the dollar aisles at places like Michaels and Target. The cupcakes were simple and they were delicious.
Did you make any special patriotic decorated sweets for Memorial Day? Have a good Tuesday. Do you watch The Voice? Who do you think is going home tonight?
Today on Memorial Day, I just want to say thank you and God Bless to the men and women in the armed forces who have given thier lives to protect ours. You will always be remembered.
I made the stars and stripes bucket centerpiece and the tray with patriotic insert last July to celebrate the 4th. They were perfect for today. The only change I made was to use smaller branches. The table cloth is actually the reverse side of a sailboat quilt used in my sons room when he was a baby.
Have a wonderful day with family and friends.
Happy Monday! The sun was out in the Northwest this weekend and I loved every minute. I have so much more energy. We had a busy Saturday, getting lot’s accomplished around the house, completing some projects that I’ll share later this week, and having dinner with friends. Sunday was pretty low-key.
We were having dinner at our friends who have two little girls, 3 and almost 6, and it being close to Easter, I made a couple of Easter baskets buckets and no, I didn’t say honey bucket, I said bunny bucket! Ha Ha!
I already had the pink buckets in my craft supplies and wanted to fill them with more than chocolate. I added bunny ears, sunglasses, ring pops and a stuffed bunny (not shown) for fun. And lets not forget the large chocolate bunny. I added their names in glitter so there wouldn’t be any arguments.
The girls definitely rocked their look and also figured out their buckets easily hung on the handlebars of their scooters
Are you putting together Easter goodies for your children, any children this year?
Happy first day of 2013! What a perfect day for taking down the Christmas decorations, sports and a little food!
I’ve had the plates, glasses and placemats forever and they come out of storage around this time every year!
I picked up the plastic snowflakes at the Dollar Store. I think they make a cute charger that’s fitting for the season.
Do you have special place settings for the cold wintery mornings? Have a relaxing day with family.