Patriotic Fruit Push Pops

Seriously, what food  isn’t made better by putting it in a push pop container?  Besides soup, I cannot think of one!  These Patriotic Fruit Push Pops are the perfect addition to your holiday festivities!   Mix up your fruit choices and these fruit push pops are fun the whole year long!  They are sweet, naturally and…

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Patriotic Napkin Rings

Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor day are all great holidays that we get together with friends and family and barbeque!  How about celebrate in style at your next red, white and blue event with these Patriotic Napkin Rings?  My secret to the napkins….bandanas!  I use bandanas for almost all my cloth napkin needs!  The pair perfectly with these star studded napkin rings!  Make sure to scroll down to see how amazing these look on my 4th of July Party Table!

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Supplies Needed:

  • Burlap Ribbon (Wal-Mart)
  • Hot Glue Gun/Glue Sticks
  • Red, White and Blue Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brushes
  • Curling Ribbon in Red, Silver & Blue
  • Wooden Stars
  • Bandanas (Hobby Lobby)

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Jean Pocket USA Bunting

I love all things patriotic!  I absolutely LOVE the 4th of July holiday as well!  This Jean Pocket USA Bunting sign can be used for all things red, white and blue!  You can also use it as a simple banner for your mantel, as front door decorations or you can even stuff the pockets and put it to use at your food table!  Multi tasking at it’s patriotic finest.

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Supplies Needed:

  • 2 Pairs of Jeans with similar sized back pockets.  (pockets free of designs work best)
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Wooden Stars
  • Blue Paint
  • White Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Stencil Brush
  • Hot Glue Gun/Glue Sticks
  • Alphabet Stencils

Start out by cutting out your pockets.  I left the back jean part to actually keep them as functioning pockets.  Cut just under the Pocket Seam.

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Lay them out flat to get the best placement if they are a bit different size wise.  One of my pairs of jeans had slightly bigger pockets.

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Next you will stencil your USA on the pockets with white paint.   You can use a stencil set that can be picked up at any store that has art supplies or you can use my stencils that I made and used with my Silhouette CAMEO.

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Patriotic One Pan Cake Recipe

This Patriotic One Pan Cake Recipe takes no time at all and will be the HIT of your party or summer BBQ!  I’m not actually sure if I should call this a cake or a cobbler or a tart-ish kind of thing or what?  Maybe it’s better to just call it a dessert and keep it general?  Any way you should decide to classify it, one thing’s for sure… it’s delicious!!!  I made it festive for the Patriotic Holidays during the summer, however you can just add one filling and make it year round!

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This super simple American Flag Cake is sure to please and it is SO. EASY. TO. MAKE.  <—No really, it is so easy you mix everything right in the cake pan!  THAT’S right…ONE, count it, ONE dirty dish!  Yay!

I start by melting the butter right in the pan as the oven preheats!

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Then I mix in all the other ingredients…right in the pan.  My mom makes this cake and she made it a few weekends ago with just blueberries and I thought, I could totally make this to look like a flag.  So I did!  I just added some Cherry Pie filling for the stripes!  Bam!

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Silhouette Designer Edition Software + Sketch Pens

UPDATED:  Silhouette Bundle Deals for Machines and Designer Edition Software is EXTENDED through 7/12/13!  Great news if you missed these deals last week!

Designer Edition Silhouette Deals


Silhouette has some great bundle deals going on right now!!!  You can get a Silhouette Cameo bundle deal, a Silhouette Portrait Bundle Deal and if you already have the cutting machines…you can upgrade your software to the Designer Edition for only $24.99!  That’s half off the original price!  I had some fun with my DE software and Sketch Pens

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I love my Cameo.  I have made so many projects with it that I can hardly keep them all straight!  I whipped this one up using my Designer Edition Software and some sketch pens!  One of the features of the Designer Edition Software is that you can convert ANY image or design into a sketch!

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I made up the flag using stars and rectangles and then I just chose my sketch features and sketched with my Cameo and the Silhouette Sketch pens!

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Some other great features of the Designer Edition Software:

4th of July Firecracker Centerpiece Paper Craft

Firecracker Centerpiece

This festive Firecracker Centerpiece is perfect to add some 4th of July spirit to your home or to your picnic table next month!  This post is sponsored by American Crafts however this project and opinions are 100% my own!  I was thrilled to be able to play with these awesome products.

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A whole big box of glittery wonderfulness arrived at my door.  I was stoked!  4th of July is one of my favorite holidays!  I also LOVE paper products.  So my day was pretty much made when I sliced open that box and saw what was in side!

American Crafts Paper Products

Glitter, glitter glue, glitter tape, glitter card stock, glitter puffy letter stickers, glittery paper stars, and some super tacky double sided tape.  I was in love.  After I picked up the glitter corrugated cardstock I new exactly what I wanted to make.  This Firecracker Centerpiece!  Once I got started and was firecracking away another project popped in my mind and I made that one too…stay tuned for that soon!    Let’s get to the Firecracker Project shall we?