I love this time of year. I love decorating with red, white, and blue. I love feeling patriotic and surrounding myself with reminders of this wonderful country I live in. And another thing I really love is making projects using things I already have so I don’t have to spend any money. I used red and blue scrapbook paper and a frame I already had in my stash.

I cut out the stars using my Cricut and the Home Decor cartridge. I cut them out at 2 1/4″ and laid them out on a white piece of cardstock cut to fit the 8″x8″ frame.

Once I had the placement correct I adhered the stars to the cardstock using double sided tape.

Then I just placed it in the frame. It reminds me of a quilt piece.

I decorated the entry shelf in a patriotic theme.

Using more red, white, and blue ticket stubs placed in a glass jar.

And the pinwheels I made last year in another glass jar. I bought the boat at a consignment shop last year.

How do you decorate for this time of year?

Don’t forget to link your great decorating and organizing projects to the Home Decor and Organizing Link Party. It will be open through Friday and I will be featuring some of my favorite ideas on Saturday. I’d love to share¬†your projects.

I’m linking to these awesome blog parties:
Patriotic Categorically Crating Show at Someday Crafts
Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming
DIY Project Parade at The DIY Showoff
Weekend Warrior Link Party at Ask Anna
Craft Link Party at Polly Want a Crafter
Tip Me Tuesday at Tip Junkie
Show Me What Ya Got at Not Just a Housewife
Hoo’s Got Talent at Night Owl Crafting
DIY Under $5 at A Little Tipsy
Strut Your Stuff at Somewhat Simple

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Terry June 22, 2011 at 7:35 pm

I do believe your ticket stub flag has to be the most clever thing ever!
Love your blog and am always inspired!

Amy June 22, 2011 at 8:56 pm

I love this decor! So cute! The stars are wonderful.
xoxo,
Amy

mel June 23, 2011 at 6:24 am

I’m glad to see you found something to do with some of the extra tickets! your mantel/shelf looks amazing! love it!

Crystal June 23, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Love this! I was just thinking about how you could make all kinds of seasonal decor like the framed stars. So cute!! :)

Crystal

Michele June 23, 2011 at 10:43 pm

I CAN’T WAIT to make me a “ticket” flag picture!! And your pinwheels, and the boat, and…okay, I need to get busy! Thanks for the amazing inspiration, I will be sharing my “how you decorate for the 4th” shortly. XoXo!!

Bonnie June 24, 2011 at 6:04 am

i love both the star frame and esp the flag ticket picture! how clever and fun :)

Kirsten June 26, 2011 at 9:50 pm

I am loving all of the decor on your shelf! So cute! I am your newest follower! I would love it if you would become mine! I look foward to seeing all the cute stuff you make!

Kelly June 27, 2011 at 9:10 pm

What a great idea! I’m over from the Tip Junkie Party.. http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/

Melissa, The Happier Homemaker June 29, 2011 at 9:46 am

I love all of it! What great, easy ideas. Thanks for sharing!

Nikki June 29, 2011 at 8:12 pm

I love this decor! what a great idea! Thanks for sharing! I found your blog through a link party and LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!
-Nikki
http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

Rachael June 30, 2011 at 12:17 am

These are so simple yet really effective, looks great!

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Roeshel July 1, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Perfectly patriotic! I love every decorative accent. Your flag star art is so cute and love the ticket flag art too! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity in the DIY Project Parade! I’m sharing a link back in tomorrow’s feature. ;)

Have a happy 4th!
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