Saturday, May 2, 2015

DIY Memorial Day/4th of July Decorations

As I was browsing through Pinterest the other day, I came across a few crafts that I just HAD to make. They were perfect, and so fitting for the upcoming holidays! I couldn't wait to get started, I made a list of all of the supplies that I needed and headed to the dollar store, to make things more budget friendly.

The first one I want to show is this super easy mason jar craft. I found 3 jars and these really cute white flowers at the local dollar store. I already had the red white and blue paint on hand, but you can find that at any craft store or Walmart.

I printed and cut out the stars and taped them on the jars, being careful to make sure that when I paint over them, I wouldn't paint over the tape and there would be a blank hole.

I used masking tape to block off the stripes for the other 2 jars. I cut down the stems of the flowers and, voila! Looking back now, I wish I would have used glossy blue and white paint to match the red. I guess I wasn't paying attention when I was going through my paint stash.

It was super easy and they turned out great. The jars took a little while to dry, so the project took me about a day or two to complete.

The next project that I want to show is this burlap banner. My Walmart had tons of patterned burlap on sale for $1 a roll! I got tons of it. They had a lot of this really cute flag themed burlap, I just had to grab a few.

I also found this burlap look a like ribbon for 10 cents in the craft department at Walmart (I go to Walmart a lot)! They had all of the Valentine's Day themed ribbon on sale, so again, I grabbed a bunch. Who can pass up an offer like that?? Definitely a sale shopper like myself.

First you want to decide where you want to put the banner. That decides how big you want the banner to be. I didn't really measure, I just eyeballed it. I cut the burlap to the size that I wanted and cut the bottom corner out. I think it turned out really cool and festive!

This last one is probably my favorite. I've seen all over Pinterest about rag banners. I've been dying to make one of them! I thought about doing one for Valentine's Day and Easter, but those holidays came and went too fast that I totally forgot about it. I wasn't going to pass it up this time!!

I found red, white, and flag patterned bandanas at Walmart for 97 cents each. I got 4 of each. I made this banner with only 6 of the bandanas since I wanted a smaller one. That means I have the left over 6 to make another small banner! Score!

All I did was rip them into strips and tied them around the same ribbon that I used for the burlap banner. And that's it! This one was so quick and easy. I will warn you though, these bandanas shed the frayed edges very easy so if you rip them instead of cutting all the strips out, you'll need to get the vacuum cleaner out when you're done.

I hoped you've enjoyed these fun crafts that I made, and I hope you'll try them out for yourselves! What are some of your favorite red white and blue crafts to make? Let me know in the comments!


  1. I love the patriotic decorations, Makenzie! You got a great deal on that burlap ribbon, wow. I would love for you to share this post at my Create & Inspire linky party. It's live now:-)


    1. I sure did get a great deal!! My Walmart has more colored chevron burlap for $1 a roll and I'm waiting to see if they will go down to $0.50 so I can get more! It would be fun to make a Halloween and Valentine's Day banner! I'm new to the whole blog-about-your-craft show so I would love to join your linky party! :)

  2. Love the mason jar craft! So patriotic!

  3. Thank you! They were so easy and fun to make! And budget friendly too!