Declare your Independence DIY Day! From the backyard BBQ’s to beach blow-outs, boasting your red, white, and blue for July 4th is the thing to do! Hand over heart, it’s all about art- so get involved. Create a cool, creative, and craftastic centerpiece for your July 4th fete.
Its On: Draw your desired “vase” shape onto foam core - available at most art stores, and office supply stores like STAPLES. Be sure to do a few practice sketches before taking to the foam core. Get creative with your shapes, sizes, and colors. Mixing and matching will make an eclectic display. Use a craft knife (be sure the blade is sharp!) and make slow, steady, and smooth slices on the “vase” outline. Be sure you’re cutting on a board to protect the surface underneath. If there are some shaggy and not so clean edges, clean them up after your shapes are cut out. Tape a string (or ribbon) onto the back of your foam vase and secure it to the front of a container, by tying a secure knot or bow. Re-purpose jars from the kitchen, drinking glasses; whatever’s clever! Fill the containers with sweet smelling fresh flowers and display vases on a table for an unexpected and delightful centerpiece.
If you bleed red, white, & blue- I think this DIY is for you. God Bless amERICA!