Showing posts with label 4th of July. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 4th of July. Show all posts

Saturday, July 4, 2020

My 4th of July Mantel - Oh how I love you so!



So by now, we all know that I LOVE the 4th of July.... and now with a bigger house, we can decorate more! I'm sure my husband just loves that ;) So I slowly decorated that Mantel thinking that he wouldn't notice. I don't think he minds since he is so patriotic and love the 4th of July as much as I do. 

On my large sign on the left, I found that surface at Hobby Lobby with an orange clearance sticker. I can't even remember what design was on it, but I knew a coat or two of black chalk paint would make it into a great chalking surface. Once done painting it, I picked 2 retired transfers called Freedom and Homespun Stars.  
Retired Freedom Transfer
Homespun Stars
Retired Homespun Stars Transfer
This transfer fit just perfect of this surface! I actually only used the bottom half of the freedom transfer- It's so large that you can cut it into 2 parts. You could really cut it up a lot smaller, but i love the layout that it already has. I cut the Freedom transfer in 2 and laid the bottom half on the lower section of the surface. I stirred all the chalk pastes before starting. I picked Candy Apple, Blue Jay and Bright White for my paste colors. I kind of picked the paste color as I went down the transfer. After each line, I would lift that section and let it dry. The reason is that if you let the chalk dry in the transfer and then try to lift it up, it will lift up the chalk too and mess it all up. After completing the Freedom portion of the transfer, I randomly added the Homespun Stars at the top. My favorite start in the 3 toned star on the left side. 

I really wish these transfer weren't retired! I would have gotten another set!

Do you decorate your Mantel for any holidays? I'd love to hear all about them! Leave me a comment! 


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Until then...

Sara ;)

Thursday, July 2, 2020

4th of July Tiered tray- how I decorated it!


If you read my previous post, you know how much I love to decorate for 4th of July! I have a 3 tiered tray that I got from Hobby Lobby a while back and it sits on my counter in the Kitchen. I am currently looking for a hutch to put in the dining room, but I am stubborn and want it a certain style... like if vintage and farmhouse had a baby together. So until them, my 3 tiered tray will live on the counter. 

Anytime seeing any smaller 4th of July decorations, I snag them to add them to my 3 tiered tray. I am a Rae Dunn collector so I try to have holiday themed mugs be the centerpiece. I have only found one 4th of July Mug so far. I've been on the search anytime I go to Marshalls. 

Are you a Rae Dunn collector yourself? Or do you collect something completely different? I would love to know! Leave me a comment and tell me what you collect! 

Here is my 3 tiered trays decorated for the 4th of July. Let me know what you think! 



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Until then...

Sara ;)

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

DIY 4th of July Kitchen Towels


One of my favorite holidays is 4th of July! I love to decorate the outside of my house and the inside of my house. I'm always on the look out for great 4th of July decorations, especially at Hobby Lobby, Target and Marshalls. My collection of decoration is growing and i'm ok with that. 

One day while strolling through the dollar section at target, i'm sure with a Starbucks, I saw this set of 2 Kitchen towels. For $3, I couldn't pass it up! They were perfect for the 4th, and I had an idea to use Chalk Couture Ink to add a little extra to them. 

I'll show you how I made them! 

Supplies needed: 
-Kitchen Towels - I got mine in the dollar section- 2 towels for $3!
-Chalk Couture Ink - I used Cadet and Candy Apple 
-Chalk Couture Small Squeegee
-631 Vinyl
-Cutting Machine- I use a Silhouette Machine 
-Transfer tape - I use clear shelf protector for the dollar store! 
-Parchment paper
-Heat Press or Iron

Step 1: Get your towels ready- remove all tags and press them if needed if they are wrinkly. 


Step 2: Choose your designs that you want to add and cut them with your cutting machine. I chose Let Freedom Ring by Dawn Nicole Designs and Retro July 4th by Sophie Gallo. When getting ready to cut your design, you make have to tweak it a bit. With the design - Let Freedom Ring- I had to remove the outer cutting line from the design. I learned this by cutting it and trying to weed it, and figuring it out the hard way. 

Step 3: Reverse weed the design. Once all the weeding is complete, adhere transfer tape on the top on the design. Press it down firmly with your scraper. 


Step 4: Place the design on the towel where you would like it. Press it down firmly with the scraper over and over and over. Start to lift the transfer tape up from the top and carefully pull down, watching out for the small pieces. You may need to take the end of the scraper and hold down the small pieces to keep them from lifting. After you have completely lifted the transfer tape up, I like to place a piece of parchment paper over it and run the scraper over it again just to make sure they all adhere to the towel. Place wash tape around the edge of the design to make sure you don't get ink on the towel. 


Step 5: Time to INK! Grab your ink and open it up. Stir it well. Always stir! Dip your squeegee into the color and run over your design carefully. There is not mesh with this design so you can't be rough with it. 


Step 6: Once you have completely inked your design, remove the washi tape first and then the vinyl from the top and pulling it down. Now take a sharp weeding tool and remove the small pieces that are left behind. 


Step 7: Let it dry or use a dryer to dry it out if you want to use them ASAP. I always let them dry over night. But I did just buy a heat gun so maybe that will change ;) 

Step 8: Once dry, now you heat set them. That way you can wash them and the design won't come off. I use a Cricut Heat Press but you can use an iron if you don't have one. I set my heat press to 300 degrees and set a 30 second time. 


And just in 8 easy steps, you have DIY custom kitchen towels!
 
I paired my kitchen towels with some tea towels that I tye dyed! I love how they came out! 

What would you put on your kitchen towels?  Let me know!  


Like this but not sure what Chalk Couture is?!?- Click here to read all about it! 

Wanna shop for some Chalk Couture stuff? Click here to check out all the amazing items! 

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Until then...

Sara ;) 

Monday, June 17, 2019

Maker Monday- 4th of July items


4th of July will be here before we know it and will you be ready to celebrate America in style?!?

Well I've got just what you need! Head over to my Etsy shop and see all of the different red, white and blue items!

Plus- i'm having a sale on all 4th of July items! 25% off any item in the 4th of July Section in my  Etsy Shop! Plus a free gift with any order placed by the 4th of July!

America set- red white and blue set of 3 pairs ~faux druzy 

Price: $ 9. 37 - ON SALE!!

USA set of 3 pairs of earrings are here! These are perfect for anyone who loves America!  

Comes with:

• faux druzy red
• faux Druzy clear
• faux druzy blue


Price: $ 6.00 - ON SALE!!

The bow reminds me of vintage America. It's the perfect bow for 4th of July! This bow is made of red, white and blue burlap. Any bow can come on a clip, barrette or a fold over elastic headband. Show how much you love your country today! 



Price: $ 9.37 - ON SALE!!

USA set of 3 pairs of earrings are here! These are perfect for anyone who loves America!  

Comes with:
• faux druzy red
• American flag
• faux druzy blue

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Price: $7.87 - ON SALE!!

These are a perfect 4th of July gift for anyone who loves Disney! Mickey Mouse earrings! They are small so they are perfect for everyone!  

This set comes with:
 Red
Crystal Clear
 Blue
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Price: $6.00 - ON SALE!!

Who doesn't love chevron with burlap?!? This bow is a burlap ribbon with a red chevron pattern. Finished off with a red velvet ribbon center and red fold over elastic headband. Can be out on a barrette or a clip.

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Price: $3.75 - ON SALE!

USA Flag earrings are a perfect way to show everyone you love your country!

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Price: $6.00 - ON SALE!!

The bow reminds me of vintage America. It's the perfect bow for 4th of July! This bow is made of red, white and blue polkadot burlap. Any bow can come on a clip, barrette or a fold over elastic headband. Show how much you love your country today! 

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And don't forget about your FREE GIFT!! 


So what are your favorite 4th of July items? 

Leave me a comment and let me know! 

Head over to Sara Nicole Designs Etsy Shop to shop! 
Use code: SNDBLOG to get 10% off on the rest of the shop that is not on sale or click HERE!

Watch out for more items from My Etsy shop: Sara Nicole Designs from me on Mondays! 

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Until next time!
Sara ;)



Friday, May 24, 2019

Memorial Day Sale



Did you see that I am having a Memorial Day sale!?!?

Use code: MEMORIALDAY for 20% off your whole order!

There are a ton of red, white and blue items to celebrate! With 4th of July coming up, this is the time to buy!

Head over to Sara Nicole Designs Etsy Shop and don’t forget to use code: MEMORIALDAY for 20% off!







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