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Patriotic Craft Collection from Vintage Mamaís Cottage

Hereís a fun collection of patriotic craft ideas from Vintage Mamaís Cottage. July is the month to celebrate not only our nationís birthday, but all month long is a time to remember and appreciate all those who have sacrificed so much that we might live in the home of the free because of the brave. Happy Independence Day!

Patriotic Button Flag

Patriotic Button Flag

This is a wall hanging that was in an art exhibit (according to the information I could find), and I thought that it was a great idea to make on stretched canvas with painted stripes and blue behind the stars. It looks like the stars are cut-outs but if I actually get a chance to do this project, I would use white stars, either painted, or star buttons, or white star cut outs. What do you think?

Patriotic Painted Birdhouses

Patriotic Painted Birdhouses

from AllFreeHolidayCrafts

Well, how cute is this idea? I actually have several cute, but old, birdhouses sitting out in our garage and I had pretty much decided that I didnít want my deck looking ďjunkyĒ so I was going to toss them out . . . but now I think Iíve changed my mind! This is a project that I could actually do out in the garage on my hubbyís work bench (shhhh! Donít tell him. Iíll be careful not to get paint all over the place) so maybe this afternoon after I get my other work finished Iíll give it a try. Iíll let you know how it turns out!

Patriotic Ribbon Flag

Ribbon and Lace American Flag

from craftiments.com

This one is my absolute favorite! Iíve been wanting to make this Ribbon and Lace American Flag since last summer when I actually had so many other distractions in life that I didnít accomplish much of anything all . . . I decided thatís not going to happen this summer! So this will probably be the first patriotic craft I do as soon as the paint dries! I love this beautiful, kind of vintage-looking, rather boho design and think it will be beautiful hanging on our deck in our little gazebo (which also needs to be painted, but that will just have to wait for another day).

Patriotic Mason Jar Lanterns

Patriotic Mason Jar Lanterns

from Addicted2DIY

Of course, I just had to include a Mason jar craft in this collection! When I came across this patriotic DIY project, I was actually looking for something to do with Mason jars that would be practical. There are lots of beautiful ideas for decorating Mason jars, and lots of them are practical, but many of them are for decoration only. Like the beautiful vases that are all lined up on a windowsill with summer blooms cascading down the sides of the jars. They are really beautiful, but I was hoping to find some inspiration to make some tea lights, or luminaries, or in this case Mason jar lanterns. The picture of these lanterns all lit up in the darkness is really pretty, too, but I wanted to capture the finished look so I chose this image. For the complete tutorial, please visit Addicted2DIY and you can make your own Patriotic Mason Jar Lanterns. Iím certainly going to be making some soon Ė hopefully yet this week!

Patriotic Ruffled Pillow

Patriotic Ruffled Pillow

found on Pinterest

I love this little patriotic ruffled pillow! Even though I did not find the tutorial, I think I can figure it out just by looking at the picture. I looks like the pillow top was created from navy and while polka dot fabric for the stars, and the stripes have been created from pre-made ruffles. Stitched all together onto fabric to make the top of the pillow, with perhaps a pillow form and a fabric backing, this could be a pretty easy project. I could also use fabric scraps to make my own ruffles, but Iím rather annoyed with my ruffler foot these days and Iím afraid I might need to replace it. Unfortunately they are quite expensive, so that probably isnít going to happen before the Forth of July.

Patriotic Ruffled Flag

Hereís another creative way to make an American flag for the Forth of July, or really any day at all to display in your home. I found this idea on Pinterest, but I think it was originally posted on CraftsnCoffee.com but I wasnít able to locate it. It looks similar to the ruffled pillow top, but it appears to be attached to a frame at the top to keep it straight. Iíll have to give it a try and see if I can figure it out. I love the vintage fabric and all the little vintage buttons for the stars. So many ideas, so little time!

Buttons and Scrap Flag Pillow

Vintage Buttons and Fabric Scrap Patriotic Pillow

Hereís another idea from Pinterest that incorporates two of my favorite things . . . . vintage buttons and fabric scraps! I love the mix of fabric strips, lace trim, top-stitching, and vintage buttons in various sizes and shapes. Thereís a million more ideas, but Iíve narrowed my list down to these eight ideas. If I get a chance to make a couple of them, Iíll post pictures of the finished projects.

Patriotic Bunting Pillow

Patriotic Bunting Pillow

from The Ribbon Retreat

A little different take on the red, white, and blue theme . . . instead of flags, weíve got a cute little bunting marching across the pillow top. This idea would make a fun wall hanging, banner, or even to embellish a t-shirt for the Fourth of July.


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