Monday, June 23, 2014

Canvas Corp … A Crafty 4th of July

Hi everyone,
The 4th of July is almost here and it was time to pull out all that is red, white and blue.  I was ready for something new to add…..nothing a little paper, cord, buttons and burlap couldn't fix.

My "Freedom Banner" - Each pennant is cut from Canvas Home Basics 12x12 Denim, Ivory and Red Burlap Sheets.  Wrap the top around your cord and hot glue into place and embellished each banner with trim, lace, flowers, strings of pompons and printed cardstock.

I cut mini pennant shapes from Canvas Home Basics 12x12 Red & Ivory and Navy & Ivory Mini Dot Reverse Cardstock.

Hint:  when making your first pennant fold a sheet of copy paper in half and cut the pennant to the size you are looking for and both sides will be even, now you have a perfect pattern to cut each one.  You can make a copy of the shape reduced on your copier for the smaller shapes if you want them to be the same proportion just smaller.

This fun 4th of July Firecracker Centerpiece is a fun way to re-use Pringles containers and dress up your 4th of July tables in-side or out.  Hint:  if putting outside fill them with rocks so they don't blow away and will help keep your tablecloth down if using one.

First you will need to eat your Pringles, the more tables the more Pringles…
You will need the following:
3 empty Pringles cans per centerpiece
1 sheet Canvas Home Basics Red & Ivory Big Stripe
2 sheets Canvas Home Basics Navy & Ivory Big Strip
1 sheet each Canvas Home Basics Red & Ivory and Navy and Ivory Mini Dot Reverse (you can use the scraps left from your banner)
1 sheet each Canvas Home Basics Red & White Chevron and Red & Ivory Ribbon Stripe
1 Canvas Home Basics Buralp Fringe
1 Canvas Home Basics Red Hemp
1 Canvas Home Basics Natural Hemp
12" White pipe cording
1 pack 7gyspies Chipboard Alphas
1 bottle Tattered Angels High Impact Pigment Paint - Blue
1 bottle Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze - Saffron 

Paper Cutter
Paint Brush
Step 1 - cover the cans with with Big Stripe Papers with double sided tape and decorate with burlap or ribbon at the top.
Step 2 - make rosettes with the other papers
Cut 2" strips of paper 12" long with the same width. The width of the paper strips determines how large your rosette will be. As an option, you can punch the border as well. Punch out 1"circle, ink the edges if you would like to distress them at this step, then score the paper evenly every 1/2", for tighter rosettes, score more often and looser ones, less often, accordion fold then glue both ends together, take the 1" circle put a dab of glue I used hot glue and fold the sides inwards onto the circle, letting the bottom fan out. Fiddle around until you get your accordion flower! Add buttons to center of rosettes.
Step 3 - Wrap all 3 cans together with the Burlap Fringe and Cords to make them on piece making a messy bow from the cords.
Step 4 - cut a couple pennant flags out of a few of the cardstock papers then layer them with small rosettes on top.
Step 5 - paint 7Gypsies Chipboard Alphas with Tattered Angels High Impact Paint - Blue for JULY and for the 4 TH use Glimmer Glaze - Saffron.
Step 6 - Cover the lids of your cans with remaining paper scraps and cut a small hole to insert approx.  3-4" of piping to create your "wicks" - don't forget to add rocks or sand at this step if you will be using these outside.

I just had to cover this little star box with a Paper and a Canvas Home Basics Red Canvas Flower and a remaining rosette.

I just love how Canvas Corps yummy papers work to create these fun 4th of July projects! Thank you for stoping by.


misty said...

You are so brilliant!!! These are so creative and the detail is amazing! Such an artist!

Karen L K said...

Really cute decor!!