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4th of July Craft

Posted by on Jun. 27, 2012 at 10:51 AM
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CRAFT OF THE DAY: A PATRIOTIC STAR GARLAND FOR THE 4TH OF JULY

What better way to start 4th Of July celebrations off right than with this fun Craft Of The Day? This star garland is the perfect way to decorate your indoor or outdoor space for the holiday. And we love the fact that it's made with easily accessible things like paper grocery store bags and straws. But, the coolest part: These pretty indigo stars are actually dyed with…berries! Ready to make these patriotic party ornaments? Keep reading for the how-to.

craft of the day star garland for the 4th of july
Photo by Victoria Hudgins from A Subtle Revelry.

You'll Need:
Blueberries
Paper bags
String
Scissors
Straws

How to Make It: 
1. First, draw a star to use as a tracer. Cut that out and use it to draw stars on the paper bags.
2. Carefully cut out as many stars as you'll need, depending on how long you'd like the garland to be.
3. Take two cups of blueberries with equal parts water and heat the mixture until it boils. Let it bubble away until the mixture is reduced. After allowing it time to cool, dip the stars in the mixture. 
4. Once dry, thread the straws onto the string. A Subtle Revelry has a great secret technique.


by on Jun. 27, 2012 at 10:51 AM
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kgmmw
by Member on Jun. 27, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Cute idea :)

jen113000
by on Jun. 27, 2012 at 4:54 PM
Neat!
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NADIA-R
by on Jun. 28, 2012 at 10:57 PM
Prety cute I will add it to my craft list thanks
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TheJerseyGirl
by on Jun. 29, 2012 at 8:25 AM

 CUTE!

RainyRain
by on Jun. 30, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Love it!

kurtkamkaitsmom
by Kerry on Jul. 2, 2012 at 4:29 PM

cute idea

4kidz916
by Bronze Member on Jul. 2, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Great craft idea.

HamBergerMama
by Stacy on Jul. 2, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Cute! I don't have blueberries on hand, do you think it would work with regular food coloring?

Kiwismommy19
by Wendy on Jul. 3, 2012 at 5:40 AM
Cute!
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Harris06
by Megan on Jul. 3, 2012 at 7:45 AM

Super cute! Thanks!

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