10 Ways to Show Your American Pride

10 American Pride Projects

Next week, we have a big event coming up here in America. It’s America’s birthday, otherwise known as the 4th of July! You know I love to show off my American spirit with crafts and other patriot-themed projects. I just didn’t realize how many red-white-and-blue crafts I’ve posted over the years to celebrate life in the US of A….until I started rounding them up this morning. Just in case you need a few ideas for joining in the celebration of America, this week, here are 10 Ways to show Your American Pride made by myself and my talented contributors. Enjoy!

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Recycled Wine Cork Book Boxes

diy wine cork book boxes
I know there are many wine enthusiasts out there.  Wine drinking has become a hobby in America.  Unfortunately I don’t drink wine.  I guess I am not sophisticated enough and still have the palate of 3 year old.  But I am hopeful I will find a wine a like SOMEDAY. However, I love the corks and the bottles and all the ways to upcycle them.  Today Carmel is showcasing a project that uses corks and books to create little storage accessories for your bookshelves or desk.

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Easter Crafts from the Past

easter-craft-project

Do you have big plans for Easter this weekend?  I have family coming from Chicago and Michigan so my house should have lots of chaos, noise, fun in it! I hope you are excited as I am.  Today I thought I would show you some of my past Easter projects.

easter-craft-project

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5 Ways to Decorate a Pumpkin

The Swede Records crayon pumpkins

While I love the effect of a glowing, scary-faced pumpkin on my porch on All Hallows Eve, I’m not exactly crazy about the slimy, seedy mess that goes along with carving pumpkins.  Plus, a carved pumpkin only lasts for a few days.  I’ve been saving great ideas for making pretty pumpkins without a single knife or slimy seed!  Take a look at these 5 Ways to Decorate a Pumpkin that will take you beyond Halloween and into the rest of the fall season.

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