Memorial day is this Monday, May 30th!  And I'm so excited to announce the brand new Tip Junkie Patriotic site just in time for Memorial Day! That's right, the Patriotic site will feature the most creative Crafts, DIY Decor, Food and Recipes, Party Ideas, Free Printables, and Activities for Kids perfect for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Flag Day, and even Labor Day! {squeal} You're going to love all the things you can make out of red, white, and blue as there are over 80 patriotic tutorials and recipes perfect for Memorial Day.  More are being added every day!  Here are a few of the most popular Memorial Day Crafts, Decor, Activities for Kids, from the Tip Junkie Patriotic site.

Memorial Day Crafts

Memorial Day Crafts

1. Tie Dye Bunting Tutorial {Bunting} - Turn inexpensive white cotton fabric into fun patriotic bunting using this tie dye bunting tutorial. 2. Flag Blocks {Crafting} - Turn scrap lumber into a Patriotic decoration for any of your favorite red, white and blue holidays.  These flag blocks can be displayed indoors or out from Memorial Day to Labor Day. 3. DIY American Flag Shirts {July 4} - This is the most darling flag t-shirt made from ruffles and buttons!  I can just imagine my entire family wearing fun homemade flag shirts on Memorial Day. 4. 4th of July Felt Star Wreath {July 4th} - Dozens of felt stars were added to a styrofoam wreath form to create this beautiful and patriotic wreath

Memorial Day 2010

Memorial Day 2010

5. Confetti Rocket Garland {DIY Decor} - Part party decoration, part party favor, these fun Confetti poppers  also make a great rocket garland. 6. Felt Star Garland {Crafts} - Sew together red, white, and blue felt stars to create this homemade garland.  You can also swap out the felt for patriotic patterned paper for a different look. 7. World Flag Bunting {Bunting Flags} - Use old book pages or plain cardstock to paint flags of countries of the world to create this homemade world flag bunting.  Add a patriotic twist by painting all of the different historical versions of the American flag to display on the 4th of July. 8. Carnation Flag Wreath {DIY Decor} - Turn fake carnations from the dollar store into a beautiful flag wreath that looks like a million bucks.

Memorial Day Fireworks

Memorial Day Fireworks 9. Tips for Watching Fireworks with Young Kids {July 4} - Good tips for making firework viewing a fun and safe experience for the entire family. 10. Firework Safety Tips {July 4th} - Tips to be smart before, during, and after your consumer firework display.  Make sure to read these safety tips before you venture out to set off your own fireworks.

Memorial Day Free Printables

4th of July Party Printables {8 free files!} 11. 4th of July Party Printables {8 free files!} - Make your 4th of July festivities fabulous with the 4th of July Party Collection.  Included are 8 files: Party , Punchables, Star Spangled Party Banner, Stars and Stripes Straw Flags, Party Labels, Mini Notecards, Treat Bag Toppers, Patriotic Bottle Labels, and  Printable Party Invitations. Memorial Day Free Printables 12. Texas Flag Coloring Sheet {Texas Flag} - This color by number Texas flag is a great project to teach younger children about the state flag of Texas. 13. Patriotic Star Clip-art {Fourth of July} - Use this patriotic clipart to create decorations or invitations for your Memorial Day, 4th of July, or Labor Day party. 14. DIY 4th of July Party Printables {Patriotic Theme} - Use these free patriotic printable sparkler holders and match boxes to create a fun party favor for your 4th of July guests and send them home with a little piece of the firework excitement. 15. Minature Patriotic Pinwheels {Homemade Party Favors} - These printable templates can be used to make miniature patriotic pinwheels.  Attach them to lollipop sticks to create cupcake toppers or attach them to a pin to create  a patriotic party favor.

Celebration & Party Ideas

Memorial Day Celebration 16. 4th of July Party Treats {Celebrations} - Use these great ideas and free printables to turn your standard treats, like rice kirsipe bard and brownies, into patriotic party fare. 17. BBQ Garland {Memorial Day Parties} - Kill two birds with one stone for your Memorial Day barbecue with this clever utensil garland.  It works not only as a party decoration, but also keeps the plastic utensils and paper napkins handy for your party guests. 18. Sparkless Sparklers for Kids {July 4th} - These fun sparkless sparklers are a great homemade party favor for little ones who are too young to handle the popular handheld firework. Memorial Day Celebration & Party Ideas 19. Red White and Blue Pinwheel Party {July 4th Celebrations} - I am swelling with patriotic pride just looking at this colorful party.  From the stunning cake to the matchbook favors, not detail has been spared.  Check it out! 20. Firework Centerpiece {4 of July} - Make decorating for your 4th of July celebration easy with this DIY firework centerpiece. 21. Celebrating 4th of July Digital Kit {Patriotic Backgrounds} - This digital scrapbooking kit is full of great patriotic backgrounds for your digital scrapbook pages, but if you aren’t a scrapbooker you can print the images and use them to create homemade invitations to your 4th of July party or use them in your patriotic crafts.

Activities for Kids

Memorial Day Activities for Kids 22. Uncle Sam Hand Puppet (Activities for Kids} - Kids will enjoy creating their own Uncle Sam hand puppet and then they can entertain themselves and your guests with a patriotic puppet show. 23. Hand and Footprint Flag {Flag Day Activity} - White paper, red and blue paint, and your kids are all you need for this activity.  Let them each create a flag using their hands and feet and then use the resulting work of art to decorate for Flag Day or any of the patriotic summer holiday. Summer Activities for Kids 24. Flag Tag Relay {Flag Day Activity} - Two teams and a bucket of flags are all you need for some patriotic outdoor fun. 25. Patriotic Balloon Dart Game {Memorial Day Activities} - This easy to make game will provide lots of fun for your little party goers.  Let the kids try to pop the balloons with darts or add an extra layer of fun by filling the balloons with confetti or candy. 26. Tin Can Races {on July 4} - Create some red, white, and blue tin can stompers and use then for a tin can race at your 4th of July party. 27. Free Printable Patriotic Bingo Cards {Activities for Kids} - Enjoy a fun game of patriotic bingo with the kids during your Memorial Day weekend.

Food & Recipes

Memorial Day Food & Recipes 28. Flag Cake Tutorial {Flag Cake Recipes} - This pictured tutorial will show you how to turn boxed cake mix into a patriotic masterpiece. 29. Red, White, and Blue Strawberries {Patriotic Food} - Fresh red strawberries, white chocolate, and blue sprinkles make for fun patriotic striped strawberries.  Your guests will literally eat them up. 30. Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispie Popsicle {Desserts for 4th of July} - Traditional Rice Krispie treats get a fun party spin with a little chocolate and some red, white and blue ribbon. 31. Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwich Pops {Patriotic Desserts} - Transform store bought ice cream sandwiches into cute patriotic picnic treats with the addition of some red, white and blue sprinkles and a lollipop stick.

4th of July

If you have a patriotic tutorial over on your blog, we’d love to see it! Feel free to submit it to the Tip Junkie Patriotic site or on the Tip Junkie Facebook page. Or if you’re looking for a specific tutorial, let me know! I’ll be happy to find it for you. {{I’ve got your back!}}

Tip Junkie ~ Laurie Turk

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