Okay, I confess.


My heart goes pitter patter whenever

I see a collection of red, white, and blue.


What about you?  


Does your heart sing for the all-American colors, too?


Better Homes & Gardens

Just for fun today, I thought I’d share with you a few ideas

that I’ve been collecting on Pinterest.



I may, or may not, have guests coming for the holiday.  It’s a little tricky when a holiday is right smack dab in the middle of the week.  Regardless I’ll be ready with all the fun things that I’ve pinned.  That is if I actually get working on them.  But, first on my to-do list is painting my new canvas rug for my back porch.  More on that later.



There are Pinwheels!


Have you ever made one.  I have no idea why I haven’t tried my hand at these yet.  I’m quite certain that where ever I stick a pinwheel a smile will erupt.  Lots of pinwheels.  Lots of smiles!


Patriotic pin wheel tutorial

Left: Nifty Thrifty Things                                 Right: Simple Homemade

These two links give great tutorials and Nifty Thrifty Things has a FREE printable!


A Patriotic Wreath!


I’ve always thought it would be great to create a Red, White, & Blue wreath for the 4th of July.  This one by Michelle from The Scrap Shoppe has just the right touch.  Rich colors, a little bit of whimsy, and a touch of country.  Though I’m not a country decor girl, I do like a bit of it for my Independence Day celebrations.


Scrap Shoppe Red, White & Blue Wreath

The Scrap Shoppe 

You can make your own using Michelle’s great tutorial!

Patriotic Subway Art to Frame!


Usually for the 4th of July I’ll create what my friend Rochelle calls a moment.  It’s a unified collection of lovely items that together create a moment.  That something special that draws your eye and makes you want to linger and enjoy that collection of objects.  I like to have a photo or piece of framed art  to add to my little grouping.  And this bit of subway art is perfect.  Plus, Janet from Today’s Fabulous Finds has created eleven choices in color and pattern of this patriotic design.

Patriotic Free Printable Subway Art

Today’s Fabulous Finds 

It’s a FREE printable, too!


Longaberger Americana Stripe Baskets!


Put a little {or a lot of} star spangled, Old Glory greatness on your table, buffet, desk, or entry with these amazing handsome bits of Longaberger handmade goodness.    Perfect to pair with the 4th of July Printable and Pinwheels!  Take the top of Sam’s hat and fill with pinwheels for a spectacular moment!  Watermelon is almost always on the holiday menu.  Wouldn’t it be stunning served up in this gorgeous American Stripes Low Bowl Basket?   Yes, please!!!

Uncle Sam's Hat Basket Set &  American Stripes Large Basket w/Glass

 Left: Uncle Sam’s Hat Basket Set           American Stripes Large Low Bowl Basket w/ Glass Insert: Right


So there you are!

A few of my favorite items from Pinterest

for celebrating the 4th of July in a most Extraordinary way!


Do you decorate for the 4th of July?

What one thing makes your Independence Day holiday special for you?



Joyfully waving the flag of freedom!



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  1. I feel the SAME way about the red, white, and blue, Diane!! I love your round up here. There are some projects I haven’t seen before. Thank you so much for including my wreath! 🙂

    • Diane says

      MIchele, I’m so grateful to be able to share it. Your wreath is fabulous!! You are one talented gal!!
      Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!!

  2. Thank you so much for including me in your round up, Diane! 🙂
    I hope you’re having wonderful week!
    xo! Vanessa

    • Diane says

      I LOVE your pinwheel, Vanessa! It needed one more show off!!
      Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents!!

  3. These are wonderful. I especially love the wreath. Thanks for sharing.

    Stopping by from SITS.

    • Diane says

      Thanks! And thank you for dropping by Miss Robin! The Fourth is one of my favorite holidays…so much fun afoot!
      Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!

  4. Beautiful round up Diane! I sure love all things patriotic. I hope to get something up and ready for the upcoming 4th of July! Thanks for your sweet comment today. Hope you come up with something fun for your seed packets.

    • Diane says

      Fourth of July is such a fun holiday for decorating…I can’t wait to get started.
      Thanks for your kind remarks and for stopping by!
      Wishing you baskets of blessings!

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