Drop Cloth Flags



I don’t like buying flags. I don’t dislike flags at all — I just think most of the ones you can buy are cheap-looking!

Sue had the brilliant idea of printing your own flags on drop cloths. I love the vintage, tactile look of these flags — and you can make them, too! She shows you just what to do.

Print Your Own Drop Cloth Flags at Creative “Try”als


Patriotic Bandana Tablecloth



I love this idea of taking something simple — even dollar store bandanas — and making something that can be the centerpiece of your celebration’s decor. Kendra shows you how … and even tells you about her mishaps along the way! What a great idea.

Patriotic Bandana Tablecloth at My Insanity


Red, White and Blue Skorts!



Some little girls love their skirts — but we parents know that shorts under skirts are the way to go, especially for active summers. Mandy shows you how to make cute red, white and blue little girls’ skorts (skirts + shorts) … and pairs them with inexpensive, refashioned tanks!

Red White Blue Outfits (plus skirt with shorts tutorial) at Sugar Bee Crafts


Easy Red White and Blue Skirt

red white and blue skirt


When summer rolls around, there’s nothing better than comfy. Well, I love comfy all through the year, but especially when it’s warm! I love Jen’s easy-to-make skirt instructions — and the red, white and blue fabric is perfect for patriotic get-togethers. Check out her comfy skirt and easy how-to steps.

Easiest skirt ever, with a bit of bubble at The Crafting Fiend

Handprint 4th of July tees!

handprint 4th of july project


Sometimes the best projects are those when the kids can get invovled! Then they want to wear them too! and think of how fun these would be to keep or make a tshirt quilt with and let them see how small their hand was when they were little.

Handprint 4th of July tshirts from Crafty Erin

10-Minute Refashion: Flag Shirts!

10 minute fourth of july shirts 2


Every now and then, one of my projects is perfect for the monthly theme. (Look how much Hannah has grown since this picture!)

This is a super easy, super fast way to make patriotic flag tees from plain white tees! Come check out the how-to instructions!

10-Minute 4th of July Shirts {Tutorial} at Tatertots and Jello

Plain Bracelets to Red, White and Blue!



I love Alexis’ simple yet stylish Independence Day idea — starting with simple white twine bracelets and dipping alternate sides in dye. You could even use marker in a pinch! You can try your own variation of this — and get inspired by her red and blue variations, too!

Red, DYE and Blue…Patriotic Bracelets at Jacolyn Murphy

DIY kids Betsy Ross Dress

DIY betsy ross dress


From a thrifted mans tshirt to this DARLING red white and blue frilly dress! Perfect for your little ones!

DIY Betsy Ross Dress from Melly Sews

June Kids’ Challenge – Hannah’s Introduction

It’s a new month — and Hannah tells you what the challenge this month is for her and Molly, our tween contributors — and how you can join the fun, too!


Don’t forget to grab your kids and take the challenge with us! Send in your photos to be featured as well!

Patriotic Headbands from Tshirts

4th of July Headbands from t-shirts

Let’s get you ready for the 4th of July REFASHION style! During the first few weeks of June we’ll be featuring RED, white and BLUE refashions so you can sport the colors in style (and with items you might already have!) These headbands are a NO SEW project that can be created 3 different ways!

4th of July headbands from Tshirts from Bless This Mess