A quick, little 4th of July Bunting

A few weeks ago, I stumbled across this adorable idea on Pinterest and decided to re-create for the upcoming Independence Day celebration!  It was tucked away in the back of my mind, but when I ran across the flags in the Dollar Section at Target, the idea was born.

Supplies:

  1. Cut the flags off the sticks to a uniform size – mine ended up being 4″ x 6″.
  2. Apply Wonder Under to the flags.
  3. Cut burlap to desired size – mine are 7″ x 7″ square.¬† If you need tips on how to cut burlap straight, check out our tutorial.
  4. Iron the flags onto your burlap squares and stitch around the edges to secure.  Make sure you leave enough room at the top of the square to add the ric rac.
  5. Stitch the ric rac to the top of the squares.¬† I left about 12 inches of “tail” on both ends so that I can hang however and wherever I want.

And voila, you are done and ready to hang!¬† Here’s wishing you and yours a blessed holiday – and prayers to all the wonderful servicemen and women who help provide the independence and freedom we live under.

 ~Blessings!

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4th of July is around the corner! TUTORIAL

How is your summer going? ¬†Our’s seems to be getting busier and busier. ¬†I had a little time this morning to whip up these little cuties and I wanted to show you how to make them.

We now have¬†Baker’s Twine¬†in the¬†shop. ¬†I love this stuff. There are so many things you can do with it. ¬†These beautiful spools have been staring at me for about a week begging me to get my hands on them. ¬†I couldn’t resist making my little one these cute flip flops and headband to wear on the 4th.


Let’s get started!


Supplies
Red Baker’s Twine
Flip Flops–I bought these at Walmart for $3.00
Headband–this one came in a pack of 6 for $2.85
E6000 glue
Various beads–I don’t have mine pictured because I decided to change my design about halfway through.

To begin with, unroll a large amount from your spool.  Then roll it back up and bind with a rubberband.  Trust me, it will eliminate a lot of frustration in the long run.  You can just pull the end out a little at a time.
Place a large dot of glue at the base of the flip flop.  You might let it set up a minute so it holds while you are wrapping.
Now wrap, wrap, wrap. ¬†Apply E6000 on both sides of the part you are wrapping. One thing i noticed…the twine will unwind as you are wrapping. ¬†I started twisting it a little tighter right before I wrapped it. ¬†This seemed to help.
Here it is finished. ¬†When you come to the end…apply a large dot of the E600 to secure the end of your twine.
 Repeat the process for the other flip flop and the headband.
Now…apply a large dot of glue and start to apply your beads. ¬†I just sprinkled mine on and let them fall where they wanted to…the glue stays wet long enough that you can kind of play with it and get the desired effect you want. ¬†Also, I thought one layer of beads wasn’t enough so I let the first layer dry, then added another dot of glue and applied more beads.
For the headband, I applied a large dot of glue then dipped it in the beads.  Again, you can move the glue around to get the look you want.
The glue dries rather quickly and I love the results!
 
I hope you all have a wonderful 4th!

Flag Day is Near!

 
Flag Day is near! ¬†June 14th! ¬†I love this time of year…celebrating our country…the pride that we have in our troops…remembering the men and women who have fought and are fighting for our rights.¬†
 
I wanted to show you some really cute items that we have at Home a la mode.  I thought that all of these items together would make the cutest vintage patriotic party.

Nana’s Sliced Bread Patchwork Towels
These would be so adorable just hanging in the kitchen all the way through July!

I can see this beauty stretched out on the table with some Red, White, and Blue drinks, desserts, and plates and napkins on it.
Your party would not be complete without this super cute banner hanging overhead.
Nothing says vintage to me like crochet pot holders. Wouldn’t they be cute sitting on the¬†Very Berry Tablecloth
We also have this cute cute cute fabric that could be made into any size table cloth you would like. ¬†Let us know what size you need and we’ll get it made.¬† We carry lots of tablecloths ready to ship out today!¬†
 
We have lots more red, white and blue items… head on over to¬†Homealamode.com and check them out! ¬†You still have time to have a great patriotic party!!