Patriotic Tree

Posted by on June 21, 2013 in 4th of July, Crafts, Holidays | 22 comments

Patriotic Tree

This post is part of the awesome Red White Blue Series over at Sugar Bee Crafts. I am pleased to be a part of this series of wonderful patriotic projects. Thanks to Mandy for including my Patriotic Tree as one of the featured projects. Buzz on over to Sugar Bee Crafts and see all the wonderful projects.

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Patriotic Tree

You may have noticed that I have done a few patriotic posts from t-shirts to decorations. Now I’m presenting another one with the Patriotic Tree.

Did you know there are four holidays to use this patriotic craft? Memorial Day, 4th of July, Flag Day and Veteran’s Day!  That’s maximum use for your patriotic decorations! This tree does not use a “Christmas tree”, but uses tree branches or a jewelry tree (which I happened to have and don’t use ). Each of the decorations on the tree are easy for kids to make so let them have fun creating this project!

It’s OK that every star is different!

Supplies:

Paper Mache’ Stars (cost 67 cents) I found these on sale for 40% off!! Yea!

Star Beads with red, silver, and blue beads (these came together in one package)

Pipe cleaners

Small wooden stars (optional)

Foam sticker stars (optional)

Glitter, garland pieces and other patriotic decorations (ribbons & bows?)

Red, White & Blue Paint or colored markers for the wooden stars

Patriotic Tree

Lost cost supplies to make a great centerpiece!

 

Patriotic Tree   www.grandparentsplus.com

Found a garland on sale which even included some rings for hanging!

 

Directions:

Paint stars or color with markers (both sides).  When dry, adhere decorations or foam stickers on the flat back side of the mache’ stars.  Use glitter on top side or leave plain.

Decorate small stars with stickers, glitter or paint.

Patriotic Tree   www.grandparentsplus.com

Wooden stars colored with markers. Glitter glue and foam stickers were added. Drill a small hole for hanging.

String beads on pipe cleaners  (Turn end over to secure beads and make a hook-like end for hanging) This is easy enough for a preschooler to do!

Patriotic Tree    www.grandparentsplus.com

Threading the beads on a pipe cleaner is easy for kids to do!

Use small pieces of patriotic garland for decorating the tree, too!

Find branches (no leaves),  place in a vase, and decorate with patriotic ornaments. Branches also look good painted white or silver!

patriotic tree   www.grandparentsplus.com

Place painted or natural branches in a vase and add the decorations.

This is my jewelry tree that worked well, too!

Patriotic Tree   www.grandparentsplus.com

Using a jewelry tree works, too!

From small kids to adults, anyone can make something to add to this tree!

Have a great holiday!

Phyllis (Oma)

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22 Comments

  1. I featured your beautiful patriotic tree tonight!! You can see your feature here! http://www.settingforfour.com/2013/07/20-patriotic-ideas-for-fourth-of-july.html

  2. I’m featuring you tonight in my Project Inspired Features post! Hope you can swing by for a look and share more of your creativity at 8 pm EST! http://www.settingforfour.com/ Pinned too!

  3. How very fun and would be perfect for my 4th of July table. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday at Organized 31.

  4. So cute – just perfect for July 4th – we’d better get working!

    Thanks for sharing on the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Sharon and Denise
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  5. Very cute, I can see why it was featured! Thanks for stopping by and linking up to Fluster Buster’s Creative Muster Party! Looking forward to seeing what you’re going to link up next week.

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

  6. Hi Phyllis – Just to let you know I’ve featured you in my July 4th Round-up – thanks so much for sharing Alice x

  7. Thank you so much for linking-up at Pin It Monday Hop#14. We appreciate for taking the time to share your post with us. If you have extra time, please stop by and check what other Bloggers are sharing. See you

    Judy
    Pursuit Of Functional Home

  8. This looks so festive–I bet my kids would love it too! I’d love to invite you to share this at Teach Me Tuesday at Preschool Powol Packets (http://preschoolpowolpackets.blogspot.com/2013/06/alphabet-activities-from-teach-me.html) — I hope to see you there!

  9. What a different and unique idea!! Love it!! Andie @maybeiwill.com

  10. Cute idea!

  11. love it so super cute.

  12. What a super cute idea! Thanks for sharing it with us on the Super Sunday Linky party, hope to see you again next week!

  13. Thanks for sharing this. I love it!
    Gina
    http://ginascraftcorner.blgospot.com

  14. What a great centerpiece for 4th of July festivities!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. 🙂

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  15. This is so festive and looks so much fun! Thanks for sharing!

    Ritchil
    http://chengand3kids.blogspot.com/

  16. Hi there! I am co-hosting this week on the Raising Imperfetion Sunday Link Party. Thanks for sharing your creations with us! I hope you found inspiration in all of the terrific posts.

    I host a (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop and a TGIF Link Party at my place — A Peek Into My Paradise… http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/ I would love for you to link up and follow if you like what you see. =) I follow back – I love making new friends!

    I can’t wait to see what you link up next week!

    Hugs, Cathy

  17. So festive – just love it!

    • Thanks! Easy, too!

  18. CUTE IDEA!!! I really love it! That would look great anywhere in the house or as a centerpiece for a holiday BBQ!

  19. ooo those stars from the garland are perfect!!! Your tree turned out lovely! I am also part of the red, white and blue series… I went the first day.. trying to get around everyday and check out all the great ideas :o) Emily @ Nap-Time Creations

    • Thanks! Yes, there are some great ideas! Glad you stopped by!

  20. Thanks for the feature!

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