Denim Stars and Stripes Garland in Tokyo

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Jeans are Alyssa’s go-to, which means she goes through a lot of them–and then refuses to throw them away, “since I’m a hoarder denim is so expensive.” While living in Japan, Alyssa has make her own Fourth of July decorations. At Alyssa & Carla this awesome expat is showing us how her worn out jeans will play a starring role this year!

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Rag Ribbon Garland for Summer Holidays

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Michele blogs at The Scrap Shoppe, and she has a great no-sew way to use up some of the fabric scraps in your stash! Michele loves summer decorating, and keeps her stuff up “from Memorial Day to Labor Day.” Her red white & blue rag ribbon garland definitely has me feeling patriotic, but I’m also thinking about other color combinations that would look great throughout the year!

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Crib Mattress Spring Turned American Flag

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At Redhead Can Decorate, the 1969 crib Julie and her siblings slept in as babies had been sitting in her attic, not meeting safety requirements for use, but waiting, dreaming of the day Julie would repurpose it into…wait for it…an American flag!  And it gets better, because the transformation was fast and easy!

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Patriotic Mason Jars Centerpiece

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At Mason Jar Crafts Love, Linda shares her love for Mason jars and all the creative possibilities they provide.  Recently she decided to take three old Mason jars and make them into a patriotic centerpiece for the Fourth of July!

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Wood Pallet Flag

When Michelle from Sweet Something Designs saw a pallet sitting curbside in her very own neighborhood, she excitedly asked her husband to go snag it for her. While the owner may have seen a piece of trash, Michelle saw a perfectly good piece of wood that needed rescuing. Since the Fourth of July was right {…Read More…}