Festive T for 4th of July Celebrations

This super cute tee is festive and cool for your Independence Day celebrations.

DIY t-shirt Terri OSupplies:
water based glue
T-shirt
acrylic paint
spray bottles
cardboard T-shirt form or piece of cardboard covered in wax paper

Instructions: (Watch how simple it is to make on Sonoran Living.)
1. Pre wash T-shirt if necessary to remove the sizing. Do not use fabric softener.
2. Place cardboard form inside the shirt. “Paint” your shirt with the glue and let dry. Try not to let the glue be too thick.
3. Add paint to a spray bottle in a 3 to 1 ratio. 3 parts water 1 part paint.
4. Spray paint over the shirt and let dry.
5. Once dry set paint with heat. I put mine in the dryer for about 10 minutes.
6. Soak your shirt in a bucket of water until the glue breaks down. About and hour should be fine.
7. Wash your shirt in the washing machine to remove the rest of the glue.
8. Wear you shirt because you are “free” to do so!
9. You might like this project too, using bleach and water.

Freedom Banner

What does freedom mean to you?

Here is a banner you can craft to share and celebrate that meaning with family and friends this upcoming Independence Day!

Supplies you will need:

chipboard letters, heavy card stock, ribbon, glitter, scrap paper, paint, glue, scissors, clips and string.

I’d love for you to comments and share what freedom means to you.

This is the banner my video inspired a friend to make a year ago and her blog about what freedom means to her.

freedom banner

Wooden Craft Stick Flags to make and use for several holidays

super simple craft flag

Level: Very Easy

This project is super easy and best of all quick. You can make this project and proudly display it for several holidays. Flag Day, 4th of July and Memorial Day to name a few.

Craft Supplies Needed

Craft sticks. These are larger in size than Popsicle sticks.
Acrylic paint in red, white and blue
Blue craft foam
Wood stars
3/8 round dowels
Brushes
Scissors
Hot glue gun. I used wood glue sticks.
Tacky glue
Craft mat or wax paper

Project Instructions

Paint 4 sticks red and 3 sticks white. Paint front, back and sides. Let dry.
Paint stars white. Let dry. Cut dowel in half and paint blue. Let dry.
To glue craft sticks together I set two sticks about 4 inches apart horizontally. Starting with the red stick lay it vertically across the two sticks and glue. Alternate with white and red sticks. Before you glue the last stick trim off the ends because the craft stick will be too long.
Cut a square from the blue foam. Approximately 3×2 inches. But you may need to eyeball it and trim it.