Fourth of July Party Ideas as American as Apple Pie

The biggest event of the summer is indisputably the Fourth of July. From red, white, and blue decorations down the block to fireworks sounding off at night, this holiday is truly American. As we always say at AllFreeHolidayCrafts.com, there’s no better way to celebrate than through handmade creations, and you’ll adore these party decorations and party clothing patterns. Thanks to our latest creation, Patriotic Crafts: 14 Fourth of July Crafts and Fourth of July Party Ideas, you will be able to create a wonderful Fourth of July party and look fabulous, too.

Whether it’s for a family shindig, the local parade, a friendly neighborhood barbeque, or the fireworks viewing party, you’ll make a statement with these Fourth of July crafts and Fourth of July party ideas. This summer holiday is a great time to be outside enjoying the great weather, fun with friends, and our American freedom. That’s why, all of these awesome projects are sure to help you make the most of it.

Patriotic Crafts: 14 Fourth of July Crafts and Fourth of July Party Ideas

 

Fourth of July Party Ideas

Patriotic Paper Pinwheels Filled with party ideas like All-American Mason Jars (pg. 10) and Patriotic Paper Pinwheels (pg. 19), you’ll be swimming in summer ideas with an American twist. These fun and festive 4th of July decorations are all simple tutorials that will totally transform your holiday party this July. With a selection of decorations meant for the backyard, you’ll be able to decorate for any type of summer get-together. These Fourth of July decorations will make great accents for your neighborhood bash or BBQ. Show everyone how you’re proud to be an American with a little handmade spirit!

 

Handmade Accessories and DIY Clothes

Red White and Buttons Earrings When the party is about to start, it’s in your best interest to have the perfect accessories prepared for the event. These easy-to-make earrings (pg. 37) are the perfect accessory to your red, white, and blue outfit on the Fourth of July. They’ll add a special, homemade touch to your ensemble! Perfect your look when you make the matching ring that is also included in Patriotic Crafts: 14 Fourth of July Crafts and Fourth of July Party Ideas! Don’t stop there, the kids need a patriotic look, too. Whip up the Fourth of July Romper found in this printable collection for your granddaughter or daughter. This romper is as American as apple pie, and cute as a button, and there are plenty more patterns where that came from!

 

What’s your favorite way to celebrate the Fourth of July?

 

 

So, You’re Throwing a Memorial Day Cookout…

Throwing a Memorial Day cookout this year? Lucky you; hosting a Memorial Day BBQ is a time-honored American tradition. Decorate for your perfectly patriotic party with our Memorial Day crafts and DIY party decorations. We have ideas for a Memorial Day table spread, with cups, containers, and Happy Hot Dog Trays. Plus, we have a stellar Memorial Day menu to boot. Your party will look and taste awesome with all of these Memorial Day Ideas. Fire up the grill and celebrate the American way: with great friends, flags, family, and food!

  Lanterns of Liberty      Patriotic Pinwheel Cake Pops

 

DIY Party Decorations

Party in the USA with these inspired Memorial Day decorations. DIY party decorations are must-haves when hosting one of the biggest outdoor holidays of the year. So, make your backyard picnic spread patriotic with stars and stripes. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to create the perfect party decorations with a little help from these fun tutorials.

Happy Hot Dog Trays    No-Sew Memorial Day Table Runner

  1. Happy Hot Dog Trays
  2. Starry Napkin Holders
  3. Patriotic Wine Glass Name Tags
  4. Patriotic Star Coasters Tutorial
  5. Memorial Day Party Flags and Recipe
  6. Spirited Silverware Holder
  7. No-Sew Memorial Day Table Runner
  8. Patriotic Favor
  9. Lanterns of Liberty
  10. DIY Memorial Day Garland

 

 

Memorial Day Menu

Add some red, white, and blue to your Memorial Day BBQ with these patriotic, Memorial Day recipes. These fun side dishes and darling desserts will form an excellent Memorial Day menu, because they’re delicious and decorative. Your guests will admire your creativity in crafting such fabulous foods. Pop some burgers and hotdogs on the grill and your menu is complete.

Memorial Day Decorated Dip Recipe      American Marshmallow Milkshakes

  1. Crab Summer Salad
  2. Midwestern Vinegar Cucumber Salad
  3. Perfect Summer Salsa
  4. Greek Salad with Lemon Dressing
  5. Mouth-Watering Watermelon Salsa
  6. Memorial Day Decorated Dip Recipe
  7. No-Baked Potato Salad
  8. Patriotic Pinwheel Cake Pops
  9. American Flag Cake
  10. American Marshmallow Milkshakes

 

How do you spend Memorial Day?

 

 

 

Plan the Perfect Mother’s Day Brunch

If you have taken you mother out to eat for Mother’s Day in the past, you know it can be a huge hassle to make reservations for a restaurant. Beat the crowd by throwing mom a Mother’s Day brunch that she’ll never forget, complete with DIY party decorations. Browse our homemade Mother’s Day ideas for special decorations. Another way to brighten her day is to invite her to a Mother’s Day brunch. Over at AllFreeHolidayCrafts.com, we have plenty of brunch recipes for the occasion. She’ll be thrilled by your thoughtfulness.

The Perfect Brunch

 

 

 Brunch Decor Ideas

Paper Tulips Centerpiece While food may be your priority when it comes to brunch, all crafters know a party is made perfect with handmade decor. Add a few feminine touches to your brunch table. DIY paper flowers and centerpieces scream “Mother’s Day” without costing too much.

 

  1. Mother’s Day Tea Party Decorations
  2. Queen Bee Paper Crafts for Mom
  3. Cupcake Liner Centerpiece Tutorial
  4. Two Dollar Rose Votives
  5. Paper Tulips Centerpiece
  6. Mom’s Favorite Memories Flower Pot

 

Brunch Recipe Ideas

Airheads Topped Mother's Day Cake You can’t throw a party without food! But don’t panic! We have a great selection of brunch recipe ideas to choose from. Find yummy tarts and appetizers that you can follow-up with Mother’s Day cakes your guests will be certain to love.

  1. Mouth-Watering Watermelon Salsa
  2. Airheads Topped Mother’s Day Cake
  3. Mother’s Day Hostess Cupcakes
  4. Spinach Tart Brunch Recipe
  5. Vegetable Party Bites
  6. Mother’s Day Mini Tart Recipe

 

 

 

What’s your idea of the perfect Mother’s Day [break] brunch?

Game of Thrones Crafts Are Coming…

Since the first episode of Game of Thrones aired,  I quickly became obsessed with the show. As many of my fellow GOT-enthusiasts can understand, I have suffered through massive losses at the hands of the (genius) writers, yet still keep coming back for more. Like every other Game of Thrones fan, I have a hard time choosing a favorite character, for fear of losing them. That’s why I have decided that commemorating each House is the only way to deal with the inevitable loss we will see this season. Over at AllFreeHolidayCrafts.com we’ve rustled up some pretty amazing ideas.

GOT-Collage

Take your time, choose your house, and get started on a few of these handmade ideas that will have you either screaming, “Dracarys!”, warning that winter is coming, or lying through your teeth (Cough, cough, Lannisters, ahem).

 

House Targaryen
    “Dracarys!”

Dragon Eggs Dragons are perhaps the most exciting part of Game of Thrones, making Daenerys Targaryen a popular favorite. The crafts below are inspired by House Targaryen, in many different ways. Embrace Khaleesi’s fashion sense, and make your very own set of Dragon Eggs – what could be cooler than that?

  1. Dany’s Dragon Eggs
  2. Drogon the Dragon Hat
  3. Dragon Skin Scarf
  4. Khaleesi’s Beaded Headdress
  5. Map of Westeros

 

House Stark
   “Winter is Coming.”

Mystic Forest Shawl The Stark family is known for their unyielding honor, which some would say has cost them over the past 3 seasons. Celebrate the most honorable House from Westeros with the tutorials below. Inspired by Winterfell fashion and the Stark dire wolves, these crafts are for winter warriors only.

  1. Red Wedding Veil
  2. Fuzzy Wolf Bonnet
  3. Style Your Hair Like Sansa
  4. Enchanted Godswood Fashion Cape
  5. Winter is Coming Banner
  6. Mystic Forest Shawl

 

House Lannister
    “A Lannister always pays his debts.”

Golden Goddess GownA Lannister may always pay his debts, but we wouldn’t mind saving ourselves from any interaction with them at all. This deceitful House of Westeros may be on top for now, but hopeful fans like myself are ready for revenge. (The North Remembers!) We do have to hand it to the capitol dwellers when it comes to fashion; Cersei’s attire is always enviable.

  1. Cersei’s Knit Cape
  2. Lion Baby Booties
  3. Merlot Hooded Cape
  4. DIY Body Chain
  5. Golden Goddess Gown

 

 

Which House would you align yourself with?

16 Unexpected Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

The Easter bunny will be hopping around before we know it! There’s no better time than now to start looking into egg decorating ideas to surprise the family with. Go old-school and dip your eggs in dye, or try one of the craftier methods we have rustled up for you. Egg decorating ideas come in all forms, whether you’re using hard boiled or plastic eggs. 

Decorating Easter Eggs



How to Hard Boil the Perfect Egg

Tips to the Perfect Hard Boiled EggHard boiling eggs may be second-nature to some, but many of us struggle to get it right. Always end up with the perfect egg, and take a few hints from our guides below. This year, the first step to the ultimate Easter egg will also be the easiest.

  1. Tips to the Perfect Hard Boiled Egg
  2. How to Boil Eggs for Easter




Coloring Easter Eggs

Natural Dye Easter Egg Tutorial The traditional way of coloring Easter eggs is to take hard boiled eggs and dip them in various dyes. While we have a blast every year dip-dying, there are so many fun ways to color your eggs! Try turning Dad’s old ties into an amazing Easter decorating tool, using a Sharpie to doodle on your eggs, or using Jell-O to tint them.

  1. How to Dye Easter Eggs with Old Ties
  2. Sharpie Doodle Easter Eggs
  3. Jell-O Dyed Eggs
  4. Natural Dye Easter Egg Tutorial


Perfect Plastic Eggs

Fabric Covered EggsWho says that Easter eggs are only for eating? You can use fabric, Sharpies, glitter–practically anything–to dress up a set of plastics eggs for Easter! The ideas below will inspire a new and improved Easter egg hunt that the family will love.

  1. Fabric Covered Eggs
  2. Altered Plastic Eggs
  3. Glittered Easter Eggs
  4.  Baker’s Twine Easter Eggs
  5. Yarn and Fabric Covered Eggs



Egg Cozies and Wraps

Simply Pretty Crochet Egg CoversSwaddle your eggs with yarn to give them a soft and cozy look with this warm Easter egg designs. Keep your eggs safe with these cozies; they’re functional and also make for a fun way to decorate.

  1. Chick Egg Cover
  2. Simply Pretty Crochet Egg Covers
  3. Stripe Teapot Cozy and Egg Cozies
  4. Egg Cozy Chick Family
  5. Granny Crochet Easter Eggs

 



What’s your go-to egg decorating method?

Cute Craft Ideas for Easter

Over at AllFreeHolidayCrafts.com we know how overwhelming it can be looking through all of the different crafts you can make for Easter. That’s why, to make things a bit easier for you, we’ve put together this collection of our very favorite egg designs, basket crafts and Easter bunny projects! These 34 Cute Craft Ideas for Easter are the only inspiration that you need for the upcoming holiday.

Baskets

Whether you use them to carry your eggs or simply display them as Easter decorations, Easter baskets are a fun way to get creative for the holiday.The options are endless when you use your imagination.

  1. Blooming Coffee Filter Easter Baskets
  2. Bunny Whiskers Tote
  3. DIY Paper Easter Basket
  4. Itty Bitty Easter Baskets
  5. Crocheted Bunny in a Basket
  6. Recycled Easter Basket

 

Eggs

Make your eggs egg-ceptional this year with one of the Easter egg ideas below. Whether you want to dye regular eggs or step it up a notch this year, we’ve gathered a bunch of fun and easy Easter egg design ideas and can’t wait to share them with you.

  1. Naturally Inspired Easter Eggs
  2. Tie Dye Easter Eggs
  3. Magnificent Marbled Easter Eggs
  4. Papier Mache Easter Eggs
  5. Painted Easter Eggs
  6. Watercolor Easter Eggs

 

 

Bunnies

Easter bunnies are a holiday staple, and making them is a crafty tradition we think you’ll love to begin. These cute and cuddly bunny crafts are so fun, you’ll wind up repeating them year after year.

  1. Bunny Hop Pillow
  2. Bunny Knit Egg Cozies
  3. Mini Sock Drawer Bunny
  4. Clothespin Bunnies
  5.  Peeps Bunny Bunting

 

Are you crafting your own Easter baskest, bunnies, or eggs this season?

Hop into Easter Crafts with Our Free eBook

Yesterday was the first day of spring, and over at AllFreeHolidayCrafts we only have one thing on the brain: Easter crafts! Head on over to our latest collection, and discover 9 different ways to hop into Easter.


As soon as you open your free eBook, Fun Easter Crafts: 9 Easter Decorating Ideas, you’ll find yourself wrapped up in an assortment of cute and simple decorating ideas for your home. Don’t worry about setting up the same ‘ol decorations again this year, you’ll be able to afford brand new Easter decor with our handmade guide! It’s time to get your house in the Easter spirit, and Fun Easter Crafts: 9 Easter Decorating Ideas is the simple solution for crafters.

Fun Easter Crafts: 9 Easter Decorating Ideas Free eBookEaster is a fun holiday that helps welcome the spring season; open up your windows, let the sun in, and start working on these cute decorations! These awesome Easter crafts celebrate the best parts of spring: bright colors, baby animals, and, of course, Easter candy. These great projects will add much needed color to your home after the long—unreasonably cold—winter. Quick, fun, and simple, these projects would also be great to do with small children. Bunnies, eggs, and lambs are all holiday staples for your seasonal Easter celebration, and you will find multiple projects with these themes in Fun Easter Crafts: 9 Easter Decorating Ideas.  Don’t dwell on the cold winter, brighten up your home and welcome the sunshine season with these fun Easter crafts for the home.


Fun Easter Crafts: 9 Easter Decorating Ideas Free eBook
Decorating for a new holiday is the best way to start feeling the warmth of the season. Start with the Hoppy Easter Wall Hanging (pg. 4). With this cute wall decoration, you’ll be able to greet your guests with a special message from the bunny himself. Once you have finished your wall hanging, focus on the front door and try your hand at the Fluffy Feather Easter Wreath tutorial (pg. 7). This adorable Easter decoration can be put together in just four simple steps with the help of your trusty hot glue gun. Find them both inside Fun Easter Crafts: 9 Easter Decorating Ideas!



Fun Easter Crafts: 9 Easter Decorating Ideas Free eBookLooking for ideas that the little ones can join in on? Don’t fret; Fun Easter Crafts: 9 Easter Decorating Ideas has just what you’re looking for. Set up a station and work on a set of Springtime Baby Carrots (pg. 23) with the kids. These cute carrots are so creative, you won’t believe how simple they are to make. Perhaps the best of the Easter crafts for kids included in this eBook is the Fuzzy Yarn Sheep (pg. 24). Finding kid-friendly Easter decorating ideas that are as cute as this one can be a challenge, but with  this craft, you’re on your way to a fun activity.



From Easter decorating ideas you can work on yourself to family-friendly Easter crafts for kids, this selection of holiday ideas is the perfect one for any crafter looking for a new sense of holiday style! Grab your free, printable copy of Fun Easter Crafts: 9 Easter Decorating Ideas today!



What is the greatest Easter craft that you have ever made?

St. Paddy’s Day Printables to Envy

There’s nothing easier than a good, printable craft, and today you’re lucky enough to have found four! Over at AllFreeHolidayCrafts.com, we know that with the unpredictable weather, sometimes it’s best to take it easy when it comes to crafting. That’s why we’ve decided to share these free printables with you. Stay at home and print out these fan favorites so you can decorate for St. Patrick’s Day without leaving the house, and avoid that winter weather!

Chalkboard Irish Blessing

Chalkboard Irish Blessing The Chalkboard Irish Blessing is our personal favorite St. Paddy’s Day printable. The modern pattern makes it a great fit for any room of the house and the saying truly celebrates Irish heritage. Transform a blank sheet of paper into your favorite holiday decor piece for March when you add this printable to an old frame you have lying around the house. Handmade decorations are made simple with this easy-to-follow tutorial and the included free printable! This easy craft will have you decorating for St. Patrick’s Day without having to step outside.





Pot O’ Gold Cupcake Picks


Pot O' Gold Cupcake Picks

If you’re looking for a party printable for the holiday, these Pot O’ Gold Cupcake Picks are a great place to start. If you plan to have some guests over to celebrate the holiday, these printables will help you transform an average dessert into a festive and fun holiday tray. What’s more, with a free printable all you’ll have to spend cash on is paper and ink — two materials you’re sure to have stashed at home. Pay no attention to the winter weather, you can make this printable craft without bracing the next snow storm.



Lucky Day Printable


Lucky Day Free Printable Looking to further enhance your holiday party plans? Why not add a fun favor to the mix? With some quick help from your printer, you’ll be ready to transform the Lucky Day Printable into handmade party favors in hardly any time at all. These cute printables also make great classroom handouts for children that have a school holiday party to attend. Pick up a few packs of chocolate coins and clear plastic baggies from the dollar store and your St. Patrick’s Day craft is complete!







Somewhere Over the Rainbow Printable


Somewhere Over the Rainbow Free Printable

The Somewhere Over the Rainbow Printable is a darling, decorative craft which offers the perfect amount of holiday style to your holiday table. Easy St. Patrick’s Day crafts like this one are perfect for the last-minute crafter. Since everyone’s favorite Irish holiday has a tendency to sneak up on us, this simple, free printable makes crafting for the day a cinch! Grab a bit of ribbon, an old frame, and start decorating today.



Which printable is your favorite?



Sew the Perfect Gift

LOVE HOLIDAY CRAFTS? Win a copy of Sew the Perfect Gift: 25 Handmade Projects from Top Designers from Martingale & Company! The deadline to enter is March 4, 2014 at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time. Featuring an assortment of handmade gift ideas from top craft designers,Sew the Perfect Gift makes for a wonderful source of inspiration for crafters just like you.

 

 

Lucky You! 12 St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids and Adults

St. Patrick’s Day is a fun holiday that doesn’t cause a lot of stress for those who celebrate. All you have to do is decorate your home with some festive green and gold, make some Irish food, and you’ll have a wonderful St. Paddy’s Day; it’s that simple! Like the holiday, the crafts in AllFreeHolidayCraft’s latest free eBook, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 12 St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids and Adults are fun, simple, and spirited. This awesome eBook will give you some of the luck of the Irish. With everything from shamrock wreaths to a sign made out of pennies to gold rocks, this collection of St. Patrick’s Day crafts is sure to help you make a magical day for everyone – no matter how big or small. These decorations will help your family believe in leprechauns and pots of gold at the end of rainbows. Make this St. Paddy’s Day the best one yet with Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 12 St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids and Adults. Get started today!

 Happy St. Patrick's Day! 12 St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Kids and Adults

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

Magical Gold Rocks Kids love to create things, and they especially do during the holidays. We have gathered some of our clever and cute St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids to help bring you together this holiday season. Using almost any material, you can make a St. Patrick’s Day craft that your little ones will feel lucky to have! One particularly great St. Patrick’s Day craft for kids are the “Magical Gold Rocks” (pg. 32). Once finished, use these rocks to do a hunt for “leprechaun gold.” Simply hide these gold rocks like you would Easter eggs and let the kids search for them. You could also hide chocolate coins around with them to give them something more to search for. There are many more unique ideas included in Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 12 St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids and Adults for you to start working on with the wee-little-ones!

 

St. Patrick’s Day Decor Ideas for Adults

Shamrock Tree Decoration If your little ones are grown, don’t fret! Our eBook, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 12 St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids and Adults includes an array of décor ideas for adults, too. The simple and easy St. Patrick’s Day ideas included in this collection like the “Shamrock Tree Decoration” (pg. 12), are all beautiful and unique ways to bring some subtle St. Patrick’s Day fun to your house. The “Rustic Shamrock Wreath” (pg. 23), for instance, is also a sophisticated decoration that is sure to make a statement. Show off your Irish spirit and display this easy craft for St. Patrick’s Day in your home this holiday season.

 

 


Amy Tangerine Prize Pack

LOVE HOLIDAY CRAFTS? Enter to Amy Tangerine Gift Pack from American Crafts! The deadline to enter is February 25, 2014 at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time. Are you always ready for spring? Then the Amy Tangerine Gift Pack from American Crafts is the perfect scrapbooking kit for you. This adorable selection of spring-inspired scrapbooking materials will have you on your way to your best scrapbook yet.