Create an easy patriotic display for the fourth of July with a Heidi Swapp display board, color magic paper and free printable.
Can you believe the 4th of July is less than a month away? How is this year nearly half way over? It’s going by so fast and before I know the kids will be back in school. Even though they keep me on my toes I’m really enjoying having them home. However, I’ve been sneaking away to my craft area for some much need craft therapy (that’s a thing, right?) more frequently since schools been out. Every year we make a bucket list to keep us occupied but somedays I really have to ask myself what I was thinking when I wrote some of those things down. I mean, can’t we just make homemade play dough a few times a week? When did I think I’d have the time and energy to build puppet theaters and go on scavengers hunts in the summer heat? Creating memories..creating memories..that seems to be my mantra lately. As exhausting as it may be I do love seeing their happy faces light up when we plan a new activity for the day. And even though the days are long I know summer will fly by before I know it. I’m already looking forward to the fourth of July and June is just starting out. In anticipation for the patriotic holiday I created a printable to share with you.
Do you see that awesome display board holding my printable? It’s part of the new Heidi Swapp line available at Jo-Ann and the Heidi Swapp website. I love the trendy Heidi Swapp line for memory keeping and to craft with. The new line was designed to inspire home decor and gift ideas with the new memory display boards. It comes in a variety of finishes and styles. Here’s a peek at some of my favorites from the new line…
For my fourth of July display I used the desktop display board and Americana gel stain in walnut. I applied two coats of stain then sprayed an acrylic sealant once the stain had dried. I like that you can use the board horizontal or vertical. I plan to switch the display board around with new printables and pictures of our summer vacation.
Along with the chalkboard printable I used a sheet of paper from the Hello Glitter Covers & Tabs kit and die cut star tag. I can’t decide if I want to keep the banner on the top or not. The banner is also made of color magic paper which allows you to spray with Color Shine and a pattern appears. I decided to not color the banner but may change that and use Heidi’s gold lame or sweet cherry color shine spray.
I can’t wait to create our patriotic tablescape on the fourth of July with my new display board and printable.
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