Friday, June 29, 2012

FPF: Canada Week Wrapup

I'm hoping you all had fun creating Canada Day related projects.  I know I did.
I can't wait until next year when I do it again!  Maybe throw in a few Canadian guest bloggers?  
I'm excited!

If you're not sure what's going on, let me fill you in.
All week I have dedicated my crafting to Canada Day.  Here in Canada, we celebrate our country on July 1st.

Here are the past projects:

Anyways, so since today's my usual 'Free Printable Friday', I figured I'd create my OWN printable to share with you all!
Cupcake flags!
But not just any cupcake flags.  CANADA cupcake flags!!  So cute!

Of course, I just had to make cupcakes to show them off!  Aren't they adorable?

Here's the printable:
**Just click to enlarge then save**

Once you've printed and cut them out, just add some glue or double sided tape and wrap it around a lollipop stick, toothpick, whatever!

So simple!

I really love being festive!!

Happy Canada Day everyone!!  Have a fabulous long weekend!

See you on Tuesday!

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Canada Love Headband

Hey everyone!
Today is Day 4 of the week of Canada Day crafts.  One more day left!

Here's what you may have missed:
Canada Day Bunting
Canada Day Tea Towel
Canada Flag Framed Art

I decided to spread the Canadian love to my kids and made my daughter a Canada Day headband.  She is so excited to wear it to the Canada Day festivities!

I tried to make it a little more girly by creating a 'bow' look to it.  And, of course, the heart.

So here we go:

Cut two 4" x 1.5" strips of white felt.

And two 3" x 1.5" strips of red felt.

Then cut out a small one inch size heart from red felt.

Take your hot glue gun and glue the two ends of your red strip together, like this.  Do this to both pieces.

Glue your heart directly in the center of your white strip.

Then glue the red pieces on either side of your heart, like a Canada flag.

Now get a headband and sandwich the two white pieces of felt around the headband.

Let it cool and put it on!

So festive and patriotic!

And, of course, perfect for any girl.

Have a terrific Thursday!!

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Canada Flag Framed Art

Today is Day 3 of my week of Canada Day crafts.  Hope you're not bored yet.  We got another 2 days to go.  Sorry to my American friends.  
Here are the past two projects:

Since I'm such a fan of easy and cute home decor, I have another one today.
With 3 small frames and some paper I created Canadian flag framed art.

I was thinking of creating some wood block art, but I had these shadow boxes lying around that I've had for years.

And since I had three of them.  They worked perfectly for what I had planned.

I took them apart and traced the paper backing onto red and white cardstock.

Then I traced and cut out my maple leaf template onto the red cardstock.

Glued the maple leaf shape onto the center of the white cardstock piece.

Then placed the red pieces in two of the frames.

And the leaf in the other.  

Place them on a shelf together and you got instant Canada flag art!

Doesn't it make my hutch look so festive?

It's so great that red and white are already my kitchen colors!!

Have a great day!

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Canada Day Tea Towel

Today is Day 2 of Canada Day craft week.  Are all you Canadians out there joining in with your own 'Canada Day' crafting?

In case you missed it, yesterday's craft was the Canada Day bunting.

Today, I'm sharing another easy and simple project.  
A Canada Day tea towel.

Here's what you do:
You'll need a white tea towel.  I found some at the dollar store, but I just used an existing white towel.
Heat n Bond
Red fabric

First off, print and cut out your template.  You may need to resize your image to your preferred size.

Cut out a square piece of fabric and your heat n bond.  Be sure it's big enough to fit the maple leaf image.

Press your heat n bond onto the back of your fabric as directed.

Let it cool for a few seconds, then pin your template onto it.

Cut out the maple leaf image with your scissors.

Then peel the backing off your leaf.

Place your leaf onto your tea towel and press with an iron, again, as directed.

You can choose to leave your towel as is, but I prefer to sew it on as well.  Especially since it's a tea towel and it will go through many washings.

Set your sewing machine to button-hole and sew around the perimeter of your maple leaf.

All set.  You can now adorn your kitchen with some Canadian pride!

I love the simplicity of it!  
And these would be cute for a gift, too. 

Have a fantastic day!!

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