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    One Last Patriotic Project — The Jean Banner

    Happy Independence Day, y’all! I hope you get to celebrate our stars and stripes in good old down-home fashion with food, fireworks, friends and family. We are headed out to our friends’ lake house later today, but only after the local parade, carnival and naps. . . oh, and of course we’ll stop for fireworks along the way. This is definitely one of my favorite holidays of the year and I love decorating our home with loads of red, white and blue. I just had to share one last patriotic project that I finished this weekend, using a pair of old jeans, cheap material, a bit of jute and a few wooden stars.  I knew I would eventually do something…

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    Saturday Sparks

    Saturday Sparks — Patriotic Punch in a Hurry

    I returned from our family Florida vacation this week and realized Independence Day is just around the corner, but other than an American flag hanging out front you wouldn’t think I gave one iota about this patriotic holiday. What? Nothing could be farther from the truth, because this is one of my most favorite celebrations! Maybe it’s because it comes in the middle of the summer all by itself, or maybe it’s the fireworks, fun and family time that accompany this holiday, or maybe it’s that I swell up just a bit more with national pride; but whatever the reason, I gotta get my house decked out with some proper décor,…

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    Welcoming Rosette for Independence Day

      Today I’m showing you the newest addition to my patriotic home decor, complete with easy instructions and printable.  This door-sized rosette was easy to make and you should be able to whip up your own in about half an hour or so — just in time for Independence Day. Materials: Three pieces of red cardstock – 8 1/2 x 11″ Two pieces of decorative blue paper – 12 x 12″ One piece of coordinating decorative paper – 12 x 12″ Paper adhesive Small piece of twine (for hanging) Craft Glue July4Rosette printable (pdf) Dark brown ink pad Instructions: First, let’s make the large blue rosette portion of the project…