Friday, June 30, 2006

A Homespun Fourth!

I love the 4th of July and all patriotic holidays. Here are some fun, simple, and inexpensive ideas for decorating and celebrating this year:

* Patriotic Drink Parasols
* Stars & Stripes Fans
* Tin Cans turned Patriotic
* Sign the Declaration of Independence
* Enamelware Dishes
* Homespun Table Linens
* Empty perfume bottles with a small flag
* Star shaped ice cubes (I found an ice cube tray on the Dollar Spot rack at Target last year); you could even tint the water red and blue to create red, white, and blue stars
* Red, White, and Blue decorated star sugar cookies
* Red and Navy bandanas make great napkins or table topper decorations
* I don't know if they have them this year, but one year Tostitos marketed red, white, and blue tortilla chips!
* Make shortcakes in the shapes of stars and top with strawberries, blueberries, and whipped cream.

Now, let's have a little fun! E-mail me at thehomespunheart [at] hotmail [dot] com to be entered in a drawing for your choice of one of these patriotic pillows! All entries must be received by noon Eastern Time on Tuesday, July 4th. All names will be entered into a drawing and my husband will draw the winner. Winner will be announced later that day and I will contact you for mailing information.

I'd love to hear your 4th of July ideas as well!


Megan said...

Hmm, you already know about my disastrous attempts at making shaped pancakes...

But I'll try to do better this year and come up with *something*

Last year (and this was all Craig's mom's idea, but I put it together with her supplies *grin*) we made one of those fruit pizzas in the shape of a flag with the icing being the white all over the cookie dough, strawberries for the stripes and blueberries for the stars... It was yummy, anyway!

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

I found your blog a week ago and quickly put it in my favorites list. Your pillows are darling...and I love all the good ideas you give.

momxtwo said...

We are always on vacation on the 4th but where we go has a big celebration. They have a parade where the kids can decorate their bikes and ride in it. They were doing this when I was a child and they are still doing it and I am now 38. The kids get to light sparklers and run around the yard and then watch the fireworks. It is a lot of fun!