9 DIY Ideas for Memorial Day

memorial dayMemorial Day is a week away! I know, I can’t believe it either. We’ll finally be able to wear WHITE! Wahoooo! Okay, so I rarely wear white because I can’t keep myself clean but at least it’s a viable option. This day marks the unofficial start of Summer and gives us the chance to celebrate our awesome country. I’ve come across 9…easy…diy projects just for you. I cannot get enough of wrapped wreaths, so I had to throw one into this mix! How cute are these ideas? I want to see what you do for your bash. We’re serving LA Hot Dogs…bacon wrapped hot dogs with caramelized onions…mmmmmm….

memorial9Patriotic Drinks

memorial8Oreo Pops

memorial6Flag Cake

memorial5Place Setting

memorial4Awesome Flag Wreath

memorial 7Bandana Tablecloth

memorial1FREE Printable Menu AND More

memorial2Fireworks Cookies

memorial3Flag Pick Wreath

inspiration/creation…birthday wreath

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Creating is one of my favorite things to do and I’m always looking for inspiration. When I find something that gets my creative juices flowing, I don’t follow it to a T, but I make it my own. My niece’s first birthday was coming up and seeing that she’s a Spring baby (we share the same bday!) and her mom loves all things crafty, I knew this would be the perfect way to announce it to the world…or at least the neighborhood. My inspiration was found at Flamingo Toes, where inspiration abounds for me, and I couldn’t wait to get going.

My twists on the tutorial- flat formed wreath, multi-color yarn, and felt instead of ric rac. I hand embroidered the bunting, my first attempt at embroidery…ever! Also, instead of using pearl pins, I glued pearls so the pins wouldn’t poke anyone should they fall out. To make the “ric rac” with felt, I cut it with pinking shears for perfect points. The bunting was hand tacked also.

Unfortunately, I haven’t had the chance to get this in the mail yet, but at least it is something that is to be displayed after her birthday! oops. I really wish I could be there to help her celebrate her 1st bday, I know it will be full of style. Crossing my fingers that it makes it to her safely and not crushed in the mail.

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