Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

I have been busy in my craftroom making 4th of July garlands for my sweet daughters.
I think these turned out kinda cute! They are made from vintage graphics I have printed on heavy card stock and backed with another layer to make them very strong to hold up for years to come. I distressed them with brown ink to make them look vintage. Fun to make! I will now make them for every season and special occasions. I might add some to my Etsy store in the near future!
Wishing you a Happy 4th of July!
I am grateful for my blessings and love the good, old USA!

43 comments:

Terri and Bob said...

Ok, those are seriously cute!

Lori said...

wow!!! you did an amazing job on your garlands...they are beautiful:)

Tins and Treasures said...

Hi, MaryJane,
I love your garlands. They turned out really cute. Happy July! ~Natalie

Sharon said...

That garland is adorable! Are the cards actually made of fabric? They are so cute! Good job!

:0) Sharon

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Maryjane this is just awesome my friend...May you have a great Fourth...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

The American Homemaker said...

That is adorable. I love making banners :)

Auntie eM said...

I really like the garlands!!! What a good idea to use old postcards and such with ribbon.
A Happy 4th of July Day to you, Maryjane.

jeannette stgermain said...

Wow, the garlands look great - and you spent a good amount of work on it too.
Yes, have a happy 4th - I will post a blog about the 4th on Thursday/Friday.

Rachel said...

Adorable! Almost makes me wish I could get in my craft room. hee hee

TattingChic said...

Happy Fourth of July to you, too! Those garlands are so pretty!

glimpse of my world said...

But i need a garland now.. and that is so stinking cute!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your garlands are amazing! I would love to make one someday! I love the red, white and blue decorations!

Just a little something from Judy said...

Your granddaughters are so fortunate to have a grandma like you. Nice job on the banners! Happy July 4th to you and your family!

Jean Tuthill said...

Those are great, I love them! Makes me want to try them, too.

sue reinhart said...

Are you a stamper or scrapbooker? These are adorable, what a lucky girl your granddaughter is!

ceekay said...

Very, very cute. Have a great 4th of July!

Elyse said...

hi maryjane!

your garlands are so pretty, sweet and festive! just like you. oh my gosh -- that just reminded me of one of my favorite story books, the suprise doll and the surprise doll's name is maryjane!!! i just found a link: http://www.amazon.com/Surprise-Doll-Morrell-Gipson/dp/193090018X

are you familiar with it? i'll have to make copies or something!

phew! anyway, have a lovely 4th!

love,
elyse
xo

The Faded Cottage said...

Hi MaryJane,
Darling garland, love the vintage look to them and if you ever list them on etsy, please let me know!!
Have a happy and safe 4th of July, smiles, Janice

Julie said...

Miss MaryJane!
Love, love, love those beautiful, vibrant pink hydrangeas! They're huge and beautifu1
Also, love that banner! You have a safe, wonderful, blessed 4th with your sweet family!
Many Blessings,
Julie

P.S. I'm still thinking about those cupcake tags, missy!!!!
;*)

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Maryjane, I love your 4th of July garland you made! So cute and so You! Lucky girls to have their Mom make them something cute like that! Have a great 4th of July.
Love, Ann

Molly @ Star Cottage said...

So Beautiful!

Deanna said...

Maryjane...the garlands are dreamy!! You did an excellent job there!! I'll have to try it myself...(craft illiterate) and get my DH to help me.

Thanks for sharing!
Deanna :D

Utah Grammie said...

really REALLY adorable! Happy 4th to all :-)

Cathy said...

These are beautiful! What a wonderful idea! Have a Happy & Safe 4th!

Cathy ♥

Aunt Jenny said...

I love them MaryJane...very cute!!!

Lori said...

what a wonderful banner! I made one and gave it away and now I want to do another! Lori

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

OH YES! You should definitely sell these! I wish I had one for this weekend. That is sooooo cute. Since I love vintage postcards, I am loving this. I love the ribbons streaming down too. laurie

The Tattered Cottage said...

Hi MaryJane,
Your patriotic garlands are simply gorgeous! I noticed you stopped by for a visit. . . I love meeting new friends! I hope you don't mind but I'm going to visit your blog for a little while :) I LOVE, LOVE, your vintage Jewel trailer. I have been looking for a vintage trailer, yours is DELISH !!
Toni

The Tattered Cottage said...

MaryJane -
I have spent the last hour visiting your blog! Simply beautiful!! I was excited to read about the Sister's on the Fly, because a couple of years ago, I had read in a magazine (which may have been Country Living??) about a group of women who got together (with their vintage trailers) and went on wonderful adventures. I don't know if it's the same group of women, but it was at that time that I knew I wanted a vintage trailer for myself. Yours is too stinkin adorable !
You are very talented and I have so enjoyed seeing all of the beautiful items you create. I have added you to my favorites and definitely will be back for a visit :)
(Right now it's waaaay past my bedtime) LOL
Hugs,
Toni

jen said...

Your banners look great!!

Oh my word...I am green with envy. Your trailer is adorable and you have it decorated so cozy!!! Can I come camping with you?? It looks like soo much fun...and your Granddaughter is a doll!!

Happy camping to you and Happy Fourth!!

Jen

Sharing with Sherri said...

Oh this is such a great idea!! I've always loved vintage postcards and images!
You did such a great job on this garland, thanks for sharing it!

Have a Happy 4th of July Holiday!!

Sherri:)

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

What a pretty garland! Have a wonderful 4th of July!

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Your banners are BEEEEEEAUTIFUL Mary Jane. You daughters will be delighted I'm sure - I would be! Happy 4th to you! Love, Cathy

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

OH! I want to be first in line for one of those...ANYTIME of year! I would love to get one, seriously so I hope you do put them on your ETSY shoppe. I also need another recipe journal!
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!
XOXO
Joni

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Your garlands are amazingly cute! Love them and that red plate is adorable too!

Manuela

Tiffani said...

happy 4th of july mom! i put my garland up also, and the boys noticed it right away! thank you for making it for me! love you and miss you!
tiff xo

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Great garlands! Happy 4th! Jackie

Ann said...

Those are so cute ... your time in the craft room was not wasted.

Brenda said...

Crafty and quite cute! I need to learn to make these. Sure makes the place look more festive!
Brenda

Charmingdesigns said...

Oh my goodness!!! I LOVe your garland!!! Love your blog. Thanks for visiting me. Laurie

Nancy said...

Maryjane, those are adorable..fun...and festive! Hope you had a great 4th! Nancy

Liz said...

Oh This is so cute! I hope you had a great 4th!

~Liz

Anonymous said...

Maryjane...where do you find your vintage graphics? You did a phenomial job! Thank you so much for sharing your ideas! :)