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Friday, July 01, 2011

Patriotic Garland & Star Lights

I bought this flag garland a couple of years ago in Shipshewana at one of my favorite stores.  Since then I haven't know what to do with it because it seemed so sparse with just the seven flags.  The other day while poking around in one of our local antique stores I saw a garland totally made of strips of cotton fabric.  It was all in pastels with little charms hanging randomly from it.  I was in love with the garland and also knew I had found a solution for my sparse flag garland.



Tin stars that I picked up for $1.50 at the same store where I saw the great garland.


Heavy cording to attach everything to and 1 1/2 yards of cotton fabric torn into strips about an inch wide were the only supplies that were needed.






After the 4th. when all the decorations go on sale I plan to start looking for vintage pieces to add to the garland.

AND

I had to share these adorable solar lights that were a DIY project from Dawn at Creative Cabin.  I love these things and I must warn you once you start making them its like eating potato chips...you can't stop at just one.  Thank you Dawn for such a great idea.



Isn't the light they throw just beautiful?  Looks like a star on my flag garland.  For these all you need are canning jars large or small, solar lights and a little hot glue!

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14 comments:

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Thanks for the mention Char. Don't you just love the star pattern the solar lights give off, I think it's so pretty and fitting for the 4th:) Have a Great Holiday. Your space looks fab.

Cathy said...

Char, love the garland and the solar lights. Your decorations are so festive.

Happy 4th!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

This is really cute..glad you shared! happy 4th.

Okio B Designs said...

Love everything you did and those evening shots are amazing! Coming over from Debbiedoos and your newest follower!

Jeanine

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Hi Miss Char, your banner is skimpy no more! I love what you did with it, it's so lush now.

jennifer said...

The garland looks so terrific! I love how it looks old and new at the same time! You're always so good about having such great Americana decorations.

Designs on 47th Street said...

Char, you need to be having a BIG 4th of July party with all your fabulous decorations. What fun!! I am loving all your decor. Just so patriotic!

Well, I MUST go check out Dawn's idea for solar lights. I just bought a solar lid that I put on my own jar and I think it was $10.

Char, go take a look at my latest post...there is mention of your wonderful recent tablescape.
Hugs, Donna

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Miss Char, I love what you did with your banner! And I have been thinking about those solar lights on jars. I was thinking how pretty they would be in those blue Ball jars. Like the ribbon you tied around yours, too.

Debbie~refreshrestyle said...

Happy 4th of July, love your garland! and your lights!
Debbie

Debbie said...

Fantastic! You have done nothing but inspire lately! Keep it coming because I need it.

Queenie said...

This idea is darling! Happy 4th!
Q~

Miss Kitty said...

Hi! I saw your GREAT garland over at Debbie's Copy Cat challenge...thanks for sharing how to make it.

Christine said...

This is so cute! The cotton really fills the spaces in nicely.

Wendy@~Chez~La~De~da~ said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! Wow this can be done for so many different holidays, thanks for sharing! Have to go find all my scraps.....lol
Now following because of Debbies Blogging and Blabbing!

~~Wendy