Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Quick and Easy 4th of July Craft

I love decorating for the Fourth of July.  I have my decorations up from Memorial Day until the middle of July!  

Love the red, white, and blue!

I really like that vintage look too, so here's an easy way to get that look.
Started with these flags from the Dollar Spot at Target.
Filled a large bowl with hot water from the tap and put in some tea bags.
Take a bath now little flags.  I promise the water's nice and warm.
Done?  No not yet.

It took about 3-4 hours of neglectful tea dyeing to get them to this point.
Uhh - must confess that I played a bit with the color on this photo.  It's my artistic shot.  :)
And now they look like they are least 50 years old.  (Can't be much older than that since Hawaii was the 50th star added in August of 1959.)

Just something simple and fun!  
Don't forget to enter my Fourth of July giveaway!  Enter by midnight PDT tonight!


  1. I agree with liking vintage looking things especially Americana stuff. I am sure you saved yourself some money too because they would have been more if you would have bought them this way. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Cute idea. They certainly look better aged. I happen to love coffee, too! Can't start the day without it...even roast my own beans...what a difference!

  3. Love this idea! And I LOVE the dollar bin at Target!:0)

  4. Target has a dollar bin? Why have I been going to the Dollar Tree?!

  5. I like the way they look with the tea bath!! Very cute. Great Idea!!

  6. I agree....they look better "older".....and I love those dollar bins as you walk into the store! :)

  7. I'm trying this today! I love the vintage look:) Thanks for sharing this idea!

  8. My flags turned out great! Thanks for the idea:)

    Here's a link to my post~I linked to you, too:

  9. I would like to exchange links with your site sweetbeecottage.blogspot.com
    Is this possible?

  10. Hello Anonymous,

    Yes you can exchange links, but this is the only way I can reach you. Please email me @ sweetbeecottage.gmail.com and I can help you. Thank for poppin' in!


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