This week I am participating in a 5 day I Love the USA blog hop featuring Laura Kelly Designs fabric you can find at Joann and other goodies. So, how this works is that each of the participating bloggers got a box of goodies and we were challenged to make something patriotic using all the supplies we got. I am always up for a challenge and this is one that turned out even better than I expected. Follow along and you can make a Patriotic Picnic for your dolls too.
These are the supplies I received along with a few extra details that I purchased.
What you will need to create the Patriotic Picnic set:
- Laura Kelly Patriotic Peeps fabric from Joann Stores
- Trim – I used red lacey trim that was self adhesive that I found in the scrapbooking area on clearance for 79 cents
- Buttons from Buttons Galore and More
Step 1 – Start by cutting your fabric to the size of the table or picnic table that your dolls use.
Step 2 – Finish the sides (I just did the two long sides for the picnic table) with self adhesive trim, pompoms, ric-rack or by sewing a neat hem.
Saige and Emily adjust the tablecloth so it sits just right on their picnic table (which is from Chrissa‘s collection that is long retired).
Step 3 – Using fabric scraps or doll sized napkins you may already have on hand (this one is from the AG breakfast in bed set) wrap a fork or spoon in the napkin and secure with a piece of coordinating ribbon.
Step 4 – Make a sweet centerpiece using a small container filled with the patriotic pinwheels. I cut the handles of the pinwheels to different lengths.
Step 5 – Take the same ribbon you used for the silverware and wrap it around your vase/container (mine happens to be a retired Longaberger mini milk pitcher) and secure with a dot of hot glue.
Step 6 – Make it interesting by adding a stack of 2-3 buttons in different sizes and securing them with hot glue.
Step 7 – Make a coordinating placemat out of a solid color piece of felt or fabric.
Step 8 – Cover a plate with the Patriotic Peeps fabric and you have a very coordinated look.
Maria has stopped by to enjoy the celebration and she brought dessert!
Take a look at some of the other talented bloggers that were in on the fun!