4th of July Round-Up

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

 I am honored to be a part of this 4th of July Round-Up 
with so many other talented artists.
 I designed and crafted my banner to decorate my fireplace on 4th of July.
My father served in the Army, Air Force and National Guard.
  I have family members who have served, or are serving the USA as of right now. Service  is a part of my family heritage. I am a proud American girl, who is grateful to each person and their families that has served our country, for our freedom.

  I dedicate my , "Made in America Banner"  as a tribute
 to all who have stood strong, beside the Good Old USA!
Celebrate the Birth of our Country Proud and Free!

Thank you for inviting me to your 4th of July Round-up.
I'm excited to have joined up, with some wonderful bloggers to present to you the perfect patriotic projects. Get those creative juices flowing just in time to celebrate our day of Independence!

To start out, how about an example of an inviting front porch all decked out in our nations colors ?
Go check out Our Family Inspired Home for the details

Here is the ultimate stars and bunting banner to give an instantly festive look to any space. See how Karen put it all together at Dragonfly and Lily Pads
Going to be doing some grilling? My mouth is watering just looking at these delicious glazed fiery mango  shish-kabobs over at The Housewife in Training Files
How about getting a little more personal by marking your state on this patriotic wooden sign map by   Un-origional Mom 

Doesn't this beautifully arranged wreath just make you feel like you can almost breathe the air and feel the breeze of the sea? Made by The Silly Pearl

Here is the perfect centerpiece for the porch or, I'm thinking, the table by Written Reality
Written Reality has also made life simple by showing us how to make a reversable wreath that you can enjoy for the holiday, then flip around to celebrate summer. So clever!

This red, white and blue jello dessert looks like the perfect tasty treat by Koti Beth at 
Here is an all time favorite pinterest project of mine that I hope to do myself someday. See how Heather at Southern State of Mind adds a beautiful nautical twist to her Pallet American Flag.
No round-up would be complete without a project using book pages. Try making this festive 4th of July book page wreath over at 
Need to pull together a quick centerpiece? Use items you have around the house to make this 5 minute summer floral arrangement by Being Bianca
Have a table that needs some jazzing up? Run over and imitate this beautifully refinished Navy and White Striped Table over at Restoration Redoux

And talk about the perfect cool, no fail treat to enjoy. I'm sure you won't have leftovers from this  alluring treat by Crafts a la Mode

This Captain America Romper will be the envy of every little boy! Learn how to make it at 
I love a great chevron project. Add some fun pinwheels to a wreath for a fun spin, also at 
This tasty patriotic pudding parfait will also make an impressive display once again at the busy Mom blog, My Mom Made That
Word art is inspiring with it's familiar phrase all on it's own, why not put them on bottles you have on hand and make it extra impressive by following along at 
Ready for an easy project ready in no time flat? Click over and take advantage of this beautiful "Let Freedom Ring" printable over at HoyBy Crafts
Everyone who knows me is aware of my love for the rustic, so when I first saw this clever rustic flag my jaw just dropped. Learn how simple it was to make at House of Hawthornes
And finally, some of you may recognize this quilted flag wall hanging that was a lot simpler to make than it looks here at Shelstring
How's that for inspiration? I hope you found something that sparked your creative energies. The best about 4th of July projects is that they can be enjoyed throughout the year. 
Have a wonderfully creative 4th of July!
Thank you to Michele,  Author of Shelstring  
& for hosting this 4th of July Round-Up!
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*Have a safe and Happy 4th of July*
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Let Your Creative Spirit Dance ~

Until Next Time......
Karen Marie


Tania // Run to Radiance said...

Such cute projects! I haven't decorated at all for the 4th and don't know if I'll get to this year, but definitely a great reference! :)

Karen Marie said...

Thank you for including my 4th of July Banner as a reference. Please take a picture when you make what your inspiration. I would love to see it.
Karen Marie