Hi there! Kim from The Celebration Shoppe here with a fun and easy way to decorate your entryway or your front porch for all the wonderful patriotic holidays this summer! My husband served, as did his brothers, his dad, several of our nephews and even a niece, so when it comes to Memorial Day in particular, we honor these holidays.
And to get ready for our Memorial Day BBQ, I spruced up my entryway with just a few quick crafts and those darling red, white and blue pillows. (The pillows are indoor/outdoor and they’re so pretty in person. Plus, they’re only $15 on sale right now and they have a ton of colors! Go get some!)
Let’s start with the wreath. It literally took me 10 minutes minus the paint drying time. You’ll need the following from JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores:
• Wood/Twig Wreath, Darice
• White Spray Paint, Rust-oleum
• Patriotic Floral Poms, in patriotic section of store
• Drop cloth
• Hot glue gun
• Wire cutters
It’s as simple as spray painting the wreath (front and back to ensure coating), cutting floral poms apart and hot glueing to upper left and lower left sides.
And then I made some patriotic themed pails to hold our flags for the parade. And I couldn’t resist the rockets, also in the patriotic section of JOANN. These were just too fun!
To make the pails you’ll need the following from JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores:
• White and red pails, by the craft paint in my store
• Flags and rockets, both in patriotic section
• Cricut Explore Air (or Cricut Explore with bluetooth adapter, Cricut Explore One)*
• My Design Space design
• Cricut silver, dark blue and white vinyl
• Cricut transfer tape
• Optional: Cricut weeding tool
• Optional: Sand
Now for the simple steps:
1. Cut stencil – open the project in Design Space, insert mat with vinyl and cut.
2. Transfer design – measure center placement of pail. Overlay transfer tape onto design and pull it away slowly taking your design with it. (Learn more about how to use transfer tape.)
3. Apply stencil to pail – place design on pail and pull transfer tape up slowly from the top.
Do this same process again to make the second pail and since you’re working with a Cricut, you can personalize it to say anything you like. I chose “Red, White and BOOM” because it’s the name of our local parade and fireworks show.
*By the way, did you see that Cricut just came out with the Explore One? It’s the same great machine, but a bit less expensive than the Cricut Explore (one step cut & write) and Cricut Explore Air (one step cut & write plus wireless). It’s the perfect starter machine because you can upgrade it if you want those other features. Compare all three machines and let’s get crafting!
Happy Memorial Day and as always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!