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!
I used another piece of the Patriotic Peeps fabric and added the trim all the way around for an extra touch on the pie basket (from The Queen’s Treasures). It sure looks good to Saige.
Take a look at some of the other talented bloggers that were in on the fun!