In honor of Obama’s inspiring inauguration this week, we have put together a round-up of our favorite patriotic crafts. For those of us living in Chicago, the new President is all the more special. When Obama spoke at my graduation convocation at Northwestern several years back, when the campus was more excited than when Kanye came, I never dreamed he would be President in just a few years. Here are our favorite crafts to celebrate our great nation, for which so many people feel reinvigorated pride.
- Right now nothing is more patriotic than President Obama. Cupcakes are pretty high on the list as well. This presidential portraitwas made using 1240 cupcakes.
- Nothing screams patriotism like wearing an old U.S. coin as a wedding band. This is actually a pretty cool idea and this post at Crafting a Green World links to detailed instructions on how to make the rings. Not bad for $3.
- I’m sure by now most people have seen the Obama Craft Project but I went back through to look at some of the cool crafts featured. They are so amazing! One that stood out to me was this super cute needle felted Obama logofrom flickr user feltcafe. Crafting for change? Yes we can!
- I love these knitted star and stripes felted hot padsby Whitney at The Purl Bee — festive and great for keeping your hands burn free and your kitchen patriotic.
- Maybe these crafts aren’t suitable for cold winters like Chicago but I’m sure some places are still enjoying the sun right now so I’m loving the Star Spangled Pool float and Coke Can Star Lightsfrom Kathy at Crafty Chica.
- I love the vintage charm of these Patriotic Poster Drink Charms, via Instructables. Mixed with red, white and blue beads, these certainly give an interesting touch to glasses at a patriotic party.
- If you happened to have missed this, go over to Obamicon and turn any picture into one inspired by Shepard Fairey’s iconic poster of Obama.