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Sunday, June 24, 2012

America the beautiful - 94-96 of 365

Summer is officially here! And with the 4th of July quickly approaching, I thought it was time to whip up some patriotic cheer.

I found these printables from Amanda's Parties and played around with them to make a few quick and easy decorations. All it took was some printer paper, cookie sticks, ribbon, and hot glue.

(Pardon the picture. I've been practicing with Instagram apps.)

I also had a jar filled with red and white glass marbles from last year, and added some small flags I picked up from the grocery store for a buck.
Gotta love holiday decorations on the cheap!


  1. I really like the blue and white fan background you used behind the star on the center vase. Is there a template somewhere for that that I'm missing?

  2. I used the blue and white striped paper in that printables link. I then cut it in almost half lengthwise, and folded it back and forth into a fan shape; glue the ends together and you have a circular fan!