Monday, June 18, 2012

Independence Day Cookout Table

Remember all that vintage fabric I bought at the yard sale? 
I put them to good use this weekend when we had a few people over for a
 hot dog and marshmallow roast.
 (Can't say weenie roast. Just can't)

Ta da! All without one single stitch.

I made about 6 table clothes with no sew tape.
Then I grabbed some old canvases I had lying around 
and decided to cover them with the leftover fabric. 
I was going to do a whole tutorial, but then I found this one at fab you bliss
and it was exactly what I did. Why go through all the trouble of editing all those photos when someone else already did it? :)

I had a couple tiny pieces left, so I put them in embroidery hoops. 

Found the hoops at a yard sale for 25 cents each.

I've decided Fourth of July is my second favorite holiday. Christmas is of course my top. But Independence day is so fabulous for all the opposite reasons. It's hot. Meals are super simple. Hot dogs, chips, watermelon and smores. You're good to go. Instead of cozying in with just your family, you celebrate with friends, neighbors, the entire country. No gentle fireplace, but huge fireworks. And of course Watermelon. Glorious watermelon.

I could drink this Herbal Ice Tea all day long. 

Root beer in bottles was always so exciting when we were kids.

Now old empty jars excite me way more. (Got these at an old farmer's "barn sale" for a buck. 
Barn sale! How cool is that?)

But what to do with my canvases after the party?

They found a nice place on the playroom wall.

High enough on the wall to be safe from little 3 year old hands.

(I have officially totally finished two more rooms. 
My goal is to have at least one of them for you to see next week.)


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Malissa said...

Ahhh how come I didn't know about this barn sale?? I love me some vintage teal mason jars! You've had some good finds!

The Alchemist said...

It all looks amazing, great job!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Beautiful job....Kudos to you for your wonderful work. So patriotic too.

Anita Rowe Stafford said...

You did a super job with your fabric! I love your summer party theme!

Anonymous said...

I love how you showed how to mix and match fabrics and patterns to decorate for a party or picnic. Everything looks so festive and pretty. Thank you very much for joining me at the Grill, BBQ, and Picnic Party!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

This is great! I hope you will link up to my Patriotic Project Parade!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You've given me some ideas! What fun you had with your fabric! Happy summer!

cheapcraftymama said...

That is too cute! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at Pin It and Win It Wednesday @!

Diann said...

The use of your vintage fabric is wonderful! Everything looks so cheerful and happy!

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

It looks so fun! I love how you put the fabric to work. Thanks for sharing at our Handmade Tuesdays party.

Be Colorful Coastal said...

So fun. When your new neighbors see how creative and inspiring you are you will be the talk of Boise. :D Thanks for sharing your fun post on BeColorful this week.

Unknown said...

Fabulous Party! I loved every single detail! Featuring you today! XO, Aimee

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