Good morning! How are you doing today? Have stores and other places started opening up in your area? We were able to travel out of town this weekend! This was the first time since the beginning of March, so we were more than ready to get out of town!
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Our country celebrates 4th of July in a couple of weeks. I made this cute little basket to hang on my front door for all the patriotic holidays. I bought most of the items from the Dollar Tree so it is a thrifty decoration! The basket is something I already had.
The basket had a couple of wooden pieces glued on. Not quite the look I was going for. 🙂 I tried to come up with a way to remove them.
So I thought I would try a blow dryer first. It did work, but it didn’t get the glue all the way off. I removed the wood pieces but ended up using the other side of the basket for the front of the basket when I hung it up.
I added some green foam into the basket to secure the flowers. I just cut it with an old knife until it fit.
Next, I cut all the flowers off the big stem until I had individual flowers. I pushed up the leaves too so they were closer to the flower.
I pushed the flower stems in the green foam at different heights and making sure that the same colors weren’t together. I even added a little pinwheel!
I wanted to add one of the wooden stars to the front of the basket so I chose the ‘God Bless America’ star. I feel like our country needs lots of blessings right now. I thought it still seemed a little plain, so I added a piece of red and white polka-dot ribbon around the top of the basket. I also added a piece of ribbon for hanging the basket. I used hot glue to attach both the ribbon and the star.
And then it was ready to hang!
It’s a little touch of the red, white and blue!
This is a quick and easy craft, but looks great and shows you are ready to celebrate our freedom and our country.
Thank you so much for coming by today! I appreciate each and every one of you! Have a happy 4th of July!
Here are a few more patriotic posts you may enjoy!