Monday, July 2, 2012

red, white & blue!

Since Fourth of July is in only two more days, I thought it was a perfect day to share some of my favorite red, white, and blue photos and crafts.  {Along with a couple cute printables, keep reading!}  The above photo has always been a favorite for me.  The white, fluffy flowers are the perfect backdrop to the simple, yet festive table setup.  

If I were throwing a big Fourth of July bash, this is exactly how I'd want it to look.  {And can I throw in that I'd like that house and backyard, as well???}

Another favorite photo from Martha Stewart- the simple banner says it's Fourth of July without screaming it.  Simple, but so perfect.

Flags, flags, flags!  I have always been fascinated by flag cakes, but this breaks it up into cupcakes.  What a genius idea- easier to eat, but still with that to-die-for motif as a whole- so cute!!!

As far as crafts go for this holiday, a wreath is the perfect one in my opinion.  Easy to do, and this one is just so cute.  I adore the addition of the chalkboard sign in the middle- what a cute way to welcome guests to your home this week.

Ad if you have bored kids around this summer like me, WHAT a cute craft get them busy with!  Painted popsicle sticks, some stick-on rhinestones, and back it with a large magnet.  This is a great way to get kids creative and busy, and then you've got a new magnet for your fridge.  Win, win! :)

Two adorable eats- white chocolate dipped strawberries with blue dusting sugar???  Genius and so easy.  And a cute favor if you are having a get-together?  Licorice wrapped up in a cute bright blue cardstock.  SO easy, but it lends so much to the day.

And of course, no day is complete without cupcakes {in my opinion!}
These are all SUCH cute ways of incorporating this sweet treat into Fourth of July!

And since I love to make cupcake toppers, I am providing you with two printables here to make your own toppers.  Whether they are topping cupcakes, burgers and hot dogs, strawberries, etc, these make the perfect handmade addition to the day.

Just right click on either printable, save to your computer, and print them in whatever size you'd like.  I recommend printing about 12 to a piece of white cardstock, and then cutting them out.  Glue them onto small toothpicks or dowels and voila!  You've got yourself some handmade goodies to decorate your Fourth up so cute!!
Fourth of July is really the perfect day to add a little handmade into the holiday.  I hope you all enjoyed these photos as much as I did!  

What are YOUR plans for the Fourth of July?
We are thinking a beach day and fireworks will probably be in order. :)
Happy Monday, xo!


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