Wednesday, 17 June 2009

4 of july decorations

4th of July Crafts-Add Glimmering Patriotic Sparkle to Your Tabletop Decorations by Showcase Crafter

Instead of searching your home d├ęcor store for a unique and patriotic 4th of July decoration, why not embellish a piece of glassware you already have. This easy yet spectacular project will take less than 5 minutes to complete, and can be easily transformed as a decorative focal point through out the changing seasons and holidays we celebrate.

You will need the following supplies:

•One piece of glassware from your own kitchen. We chose a square shaped clear vase about 6 inches tall.

•1-2 packages of gel clings. We chose navy blue stars purchased at your local dollar store.

•1-2 packages of candy or food items. Something red would contrast well, such as strawberries or watermelon, depending on the size of your glass container. Note: You can also substitute food items for decorative items. Red candles with metallic shredded paper in blue as your base would be pretty.

Clean your glassware, removing all dust and dry thoroughly. Remove gel clings and position on to your glassware bowl, vase or container making sure to cover each side. Next, fill with your favorite food or decorative items. If using blue gel clings, fill the inside with red items. If using red gel clings, fill the inside with blue. Anyways, you get the point. The main thing is to just have fun with it. This is a simple and very eye catching 4th of July decoration for your tabletop that your guest will absolutely love.

Note: Gel clings are reusable. When storing your gel clings, carefully remove them from your glassware being careful to reposition them back on to the sheet they came on. Next, cover gel clings with plastic wrap or store in a covered box to keep them clean and dust free until you use them again. Also, be on the look out for after the holiday sales on gel clings. See our other craft projects using gel clings with photos.

Linda Johnson is a degreed and experienced crafter and interior decorating specialist, with years of helping friends, family, and clients solve decorating and craft needs. Linda and her editors invite you to submit your own great ideas for free, and also find tons like this with photos" target="_blank">more craft ideas and decorating projects like this with photos.

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