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Are you ready for the 4th of July, have fun with these super easy creative ideas

4th of july collageSo with the 4th of July just around the corner I wanted to share some creative ideas to help make you holiday a bit more festive. Check out these fun ideas I found on the web.

Decorate your lawn for the 4th of July

Do you have a lush green lawn? Well you can amp up the party by adding stars and stripes to your grass how cool is that. Or maybe make your lawn into a great big twister lawn game the ideas are limitless.

Lawn Twister

Its super easy using water based construction marking paint its designed to spray upside down and it won’t kill your grass.  My local ACE carries this in lots of colors. Check out the concrete cottage to get more details on this easy to do project. Just spray and go. Clean up could not be any easier just wait for the grass to grow a bit and mow. LOVE IT!  You can even decorate for any theme parties using some of these fun stencils.

OK this should go without saying but for those of you who have ARTIFICIAL grass STOP don’t do it its permanent and is cut (mowed) out of growing grass but your won’t grow so there’s no way to remove it.  LOL

candy melted covered oreos

If you’re not the one throwing the 4th of July bash but want to take a small holiday token how about one of these fresh festive treats. Both are super easy to make and require no special tools just yummy berries or Oreos’ see how crafty recipes put the cookies together, candy melts, sprinkles, add a little food coloring to the melts or chocolate, how about some star nonpareils or colored sugars, etc. If you prefer real white chocolate to candy melts like I do here is a simple recipe to follow 

white chocolate covered strawberries

4th of July Oreo Pops Yum!

Hope you and yours have a safe and fun holiday!


Give me a “K” marque sign that is.

Lighted "K" Marque SignSo this past summer was super hot and it made working with polymer clay a bit hard, or should I say mushy. So I along with my hubby Chris did a few project for our home and family requested items. This is a sign that we made for our niece Kalewa. I think it turned out adorable. What do you think?


Chris started by making a scale pattern of a “K” they liked, then cut it out of hardboard, and drilled all the holes to fit the light bases into.tons of angle cuts

tons of angle cuts

Then the hard part all the angles for the uprights. As you know I am writing and spelling challenged, well Chris is angled challenged so I then figured out all the angle cuts and we then got them all cut, glued, and nailed.

ready to paint

ready to paint

Once the K was assembled we were ready to paint so away Chris went starting with a primer coat.

all primed up with no place to go.

all primed up with no place to go.

Next was my turn again to put the finishing touches of the top coat of paint. What a pistol that was with all the angles and hard to reach places. But I finally got it done. Now were ready for lights.

ready to get lit. LOL

ready to get lit. LOL

Next was the really fun part inserting all the lights and tacking the wire down so it would not show.

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We even added a cord with a toggle switch for easy access for turning it on and off. Next came the delivery and installation.

The happy family

The happy family

Wala with it all finished and installed we spent the rest of the day well you can guess playing with our adorable niece and nephew!