Category Archives: Fourth of July

Crafting DIY - Fourth of July

DIY Patriotic Coozies using your Cricut Explore

June 30, 2017

Keeping your drink cold in the summer is essential. Learn how easy it is to make these Patriotic Coozies using your Cricut Explore. Create personalized coozies using your Cricut ExploreFourth of July is the all-time funnest holiday of the year, hands down! I love the fireworks, the food and just the ability to let loose. I created these stars with the Heidi Swapp font from Design Space and I’ve included the file below. Add them to these Dollar Spot Coozies and you’re set.

Supplies

Create personalized coozies using your Cricut ExploreBegin by cutting your design on your Cricut. Be sure to reverse the image for Iron-On, you’ll be so mad at yourself if you don’t ?. Now remove the excess Iron-On. Leave the actual image on the plastic transfer sheet, only remove what you don’t want. Removing Iron-On is relatively easy. I find it easier than removing actual vinyl because it’s not so sticky. Create personalized coozies using your Cricut ExploreCut your plastic so that your images are separated. Next, place it on your Coozie and press it. I use this method all the time on how I adhere my Iron-On and it works like a charm. The key to get a great adhesion is to press and press hard. Let it cool a little and start peeling off the plastic. If you have a place that hasn’t quite stuck, just lay the plastic back down and press again. Create personalized coozies using your Cricut Explore Create personalized coozies using your Cricut ExploreYou’re finished and it’s so easy to create your own Patriotic Coozies.

Desserts - Fourth of July

Patriotic Fourth of July Rice Krispie Treats

June 26, 2017

Make these delicious Fourth of July Rice Krispie Treats for your next Patriotic gathering. The perfect kid-friendly recipe.Patriotic Rice Krispie TreatsI live for Rice Krispie Treats and I love to personalize them any way I can. These are the perfect addition to any patriotic get-together and combine the Red, White and Blue seasonal Rice Krispies with the patriotic M&M’s. They’re not too sweet and that’s why I love them.Fourth of July Rice Krispie Treats Recipe-1-2Begin with melting your stick of salted butter and a 10 oz. bag of marshmallows in a deep pan. Once they are melted together, turn off the heat and add your cereal. Stir well to combine it all. Fourth of July Rice Krispie Treats Recipe-1On a sheet pan, spray it with some non-stick spray and pour your package of red, white and blue M&M’s and spread them out evenly. Once your cereal is combined with the marshmallows and butter, pour it over the top of your M&M’s. Fourth of July Rice Krispie Treats Recipe-1-3Fourth of July Rice Krispie Treats Recipe-1-4I like to take either wet hands to press it down or place a piece of parchment paper over the mixture and use a measuring cup to press it down. Allow our mixture to set until it is cool.Fourth of July Rice Krispie Treats Recipe-1-5Turn it over onto a sheet of parchment paper and cut it up into squares and serve. They’re so fun, especially for the Fourth of July. Fourth of July Rice Krispie Treats Recipe-1-9Fourth of July Rice Krispie Treats Recipe-1-11Leave a comment and let me know if you’ve tried this recipe yourself and what other combinations you’d like to see. Thanks so much for following along and have an awesome Summer season. Have fun making these Patriotic Fourth of July Rice Krispie Treats!

Fourth of July Rice Krispie Treats

  • Prep Time: 5m
  • Cook Time: 5m
  • Total Time: 10m
  • Yield: 24 squares

Ingredients

  • 1 stick of salted butter
  • 1 10 oz. bag, marshmallows
  • 1 box, Red, White and Blue Rice Krispies
  • 1 bag, Red, White and Blue M&M's

Instructions

  1. Spray your sheet pan with non-stick cooking spray and pour bag of M&M's evenly over the pan. Set aside.
  2. In a large pot, add butter and marshmallows and heat over medium until they are melted and combined. Turn off the heat and add your cereal. Mix until it is well combined.
  3. Pour your cereal mixture over the M&M's and allow it to set completely. Turn over onto parchment when they've cooled and cut into serving squares.

Clothing DIY - Fourth of July

DIY Patriotic Shirt using Foil Iron-On and your Cricut Explore

May 29, 2017

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

Create your own Patriotic T-Shirt using your Cricut Explore Air 2 and Foil Iron-OnI love using foil iron-on and Cricut by far makes some of my favorite iron-on vinyl. We’re fortunate enough that my kids get to celebrate two cultures. Fireworks play a huge role in their American heritage and their Tongan heritage. For this post, since we’re here in Utah, I’ll be making a DIY Patriotic Shirt and sharing with you the Cricut Explore cut file.

Supplies:

The foil iron-on is just as easy to use as the standard iron-on but it is a little thicker so you have to use your custom settings on your Smart Set Dial. It will be available in the drop-down menu where you select your custom material and use the Neon Iron-On setting. Be sure you remember to mirror your image or you’ll hate yourself for wearing a backwards shirt ;).

Create your own Patriotic T-Shirt using your Cricut Explore Air 2 and Foil Iron-OnYou’ll want to follow this method for using Iron-On, warm up your shirt first with the iron and then place the Iron-On where you desire. This starts the bond almost immediately and you won’t get lifts that are almost always problematic if you’re not used to this material. Make sure your iron is set on medium heat with no steam.

The shirt is going to be the background color so that is why I chose a white shirt. I laid my red iron-on first and let it hand under the heat for about 10 seconds using a lot of pressure. Peel up the plastic and then do your blue iron-on, making sure I didn’t touch the hot iron to the red foil. You will now match up the silver to form the USA. I have already sliced your image so it’s set to go and you don’t have to worry about any of the designing.

Create your own Patriotic T-Shirt using your Cricut Explore Air 2 and Foil Iron-OnOnce all your foil is on the front of the shirt, turn it inside-out and press really well on the back to ensure a tight seal of the foil. When you care for your shirts, wash them inside out on gentle.

Now enjoy the DIY Patriotic Shirt and party the night away. Happy Independence Day!!Create your own Patriotic T-Shirt using your Cricut Explore Air 2 and Foil Iron-On

Crafting DIY - Fourth of July

15-Minute Fourth of July Craft

May 24, 2017

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Kids fourth of july craftI’ve been seeing these confetti poppers around for years and I’ve been wanting to make them for something special. What better time to have confetti poppers than the Fourth of July? This project takes less than 15 minutes and it’s the perfect Fourth of July craft.Create a fast and easy Fourth of July craft by using labels, streamers and treat holders.I’ve joined up with other bloggers for Craft Lightning again and this months project is Fourth of July. Create a fast and easy Fourth of July craft by using labels, streamers and treat holders.That’s the best thing about this project, nothing needs to be perfect and you can go as small or large in the confetti bits as you’d like. I found my metallic shred at Dollar Tree but if you don’t have one, I’ve included the Amazon link below.

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Create a fast and easy Fourth of July craft by using labels, streamers and treat holders.Mix all the metallic fringe together and place it into the treat holder. Add the lid on top and cut away any stray fringe. Adhere your sticker to the front and pass around for everyone to make the largest mess in history but also one they’ll always remember. Follow this tutorial for the Print then Cut feature with the Cricut.Create a fast and easy Fourth of July craft by using labels, streamers and treat holders.To pop them you just push the stick hard and it’ll spray all over. The less pressure you use then the less spray you’ll get. Push hard to get that awesome effect for this Fourth of July craft.Create a fast and easy Fourth of July craft by using labels, streamers and treat holders.To see more easy Fourth of July craft ideas, check out the Craft Lighting. I always love seeing what other bloggers come up with. See what I’ve done in the past too!