USA! USA! I’m so excited to cheer on Team USA as they head off to Sochi! My personal favorite sport is figure skating, and this year, I’m so excited to root for a friend – Jason Brown (check out his Riverdance performance on YouTube – you won’t be disappointed)! Since I have a personal investment in this year’s games, I plan to go all out with the red, white and blue. Patriotic projects are often most popular in the summer, but there are so many ways to add a little bit of USA pride to your life this winter. You can wear clothes that evoke the grand old flag or hang a wreath on your front door – there are so many crafty options and luckily, you don’t have to pick just one project.
While I plan to sport some red, white and blue in the next few weeks, I don’t want to make too much of a statement. I have to go to work and do things that require a “business casual” look, so wearing a giant American flag just won’t do. I plan to make a few patriotic jewelry crafts so I can accessorize throughout the games. The American Bead Bracelet is perfect for jewelry crafters but simple enough for everyone. Another added bonus is that the bracelet is made out of wire, so it can fit anyone’s wrist. Another fun jewelry craft is the Patriotic Water Bottle Bracelet, which can be made with recycled materials. If you’re a yarn lover, have no fear! There are plenty of patriotic crochet patterns that you can work on before, during and after the games. A Can Cozy will come in handy during parties and a Patriotic Wreath looks great on a front door. Be sure to save these designs and take them back out for Memorial Day and the Fourth of July.
From downhill skiing to curling, there are so many exciting events to look forward to in February. Now is the time to start making those patriotic craft projects so you can watch the opening ceremonies in style!
- Patriotic Socks from Abigail and Greg
- Team USA Slipper Socks from The Chilly Dog
- Red, White, and Blue Paper Flower Wreath from Putting On the Grits
- Mickey Flag Shirt from Crafting in the Rain
- Freedom Blanket from Learn to Knit With Katie
- Patriotic Mixed Media Collage Fan Decorations from Everyday Is a Holiday
- American Pinwheels from House of Joyful Noise
- Patriotic Wreath from Jade Louise Designs
- Team USA Headband and Hair Clips from Hubby Made Me