Thursday, July 2, 2009

4th of July Decorations

I've been having fun decorating for the 4th of July. I grew up having this fun star garland hanging in our kitchen through the month of July, so now that I have a great place to string it up in our new house, I had to make some stars for myself.
Anna had a really fun time helping me string all of the stars, and got really excited as I hung it up. "For me, Mommy? For my birthday!?" with a little squeal. Anytime we do anything fun around here it means it has to be SOMEONE's birthday to Anna.

Keeping with the creative energy that began flowing while making the stars, I bought some ribbon and made this fun topiary I saw on a blog a little while ago. Here's the tutorial I followed. I love how it turned out! And very simple, so I could easily finish the project without too much time invested.

I also found this patriotic vinyl at Joann Fabric store and got some for a tablecloth.

I think I'm ready for the holiday now!


Tristan said...

They look so cute Liz!! You are so crafty!

MELISSA said...

Looks great Liz! Isn't it so much fun to decorate a nice new house? I love, love, love the ribbon topiary. I'm going to try that next spring with easter ribbon! so fun!

Katy said...

Fantastic! I LOVE the stars. You made them? I'm so glad you decorated for Independence Day.

Katie said...

What a crafty woman you are! I am so impressed!