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Happy July 4th to all my fellow U.S.-based readers out there!

Though this day may be filled with family gatherings and barbecues for some, for others it may just be a lazy day off work and a time to relax.  Here are a couple ideas for projects to do if you’re looking to fill up your day:


Make a Patriotic Pinwheel Corsage quickly with some printed fabric and hot glue.  (And try the accompanying Pinwheel project for some old-school fun or party decoration!)

Stamp cloth napkins, a blank apron, or t-shirts with hand-carved potato stamps dipped in fabric paint for a patriotic pattern.

Add some sparkly adornment to a canvas tote (this photo is of a tote from The Gap from a couple years ago) by sewing sequin trim onto the straps.


Make a Patriotic Fruit Salad with watermelon, blueberries, and white peaches.  Or go for a July 4th Savory Salad: watermelon, feta, and purple fingerling boiled potatoes…or mozzarella balls and cherry tomatoes (both red and dark purple)…or blueberries, strawberries feta, and lettuce.

Bake cookies in squares and start-shapes, and then ice in red, white, and blue frosting to piece together a U.S. flag like this inspiring Pinterest pin.

A Fourth of July Flag Cake is easy with blueberries and strawberries arranged strategically on whipped cream!

Hope your Fourth is a happy one!


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