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Creating family traditions with a diy patriotic tablecloth is super easy and a fun way to include everyone.
Can you believe that it is almost summer and the 4th of July?
When summer rolls around we are reminded of fun family traditions that we started several years ago.
Creating traditions add meaning to celebrations and help us to bond with those we love.
Today I am joining some amazing blogging friends in sharing our 4th of July decor and diy’s.
Thank you to Kippi at Kippi at Home for putting this wonderful blog hop together.
If you are here came over Niky’s from House of Silverado, welcome I am so glad you are here.
I am sharing a simple way you too can begin creating traditions with a diy painted tablecloth.
DIY 4th of July tablecloth
Nine years ago my first and dearest friend in our neighborhood was relocating to Florida with her family and we were planning our last get together in the neighborhood.
It just happened to be near the 4th of July.
I knew that I wanted it to be something special that we could continue the tradition well after they moved away.
A tablecloth with our hand prints, names and the year the tradition started.
This is an easy, yet memorable way to begin a tradition by adding new names every year.
If you are looking for another fun patriotic craft idea, read here.
- an all white 100 percent cotton tablecloth in the size needed for your tablecloth
- Fabric paint in red,white and blue
- Silver fabric marker used to outline the fireworks (you can also use gold)
- star shaped cookie cutters of of varying sizes
- first in the center of the tablecloth decide what you want to say. For ours we wrote out USA and the year surrounded by red,white and blue stars.
- trace everyone’s hand with the silver fabric marker and paint in the hand with the three colors.
- once the paint is dry, go back to write their name in the center of the hand. (be sure to keep a note of whose hand it is so you know after it dries)
- make stars and paint them in with the red,white and blue paint, varying the colors all over the tablecloth
- create firecrackers and fill them in with paint (just free hand the firecrackers)
- draw anything that you feel relates to the 4th
This is a fun and simple diy that creates a neat memory filled tablecloth.
Every year add more names of new people at your gatherings, be sure to add the year.
Creating traditions for your family is a great way to give your children something they can continue with their friends and family giving them a sense of connection.
Be sure to hop over to the other amazing bloggers participating in this hop, there is so much inspiration.
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I would love it if you would share any traditions you have created that are centered around the 4th of July.
Till next time