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Welcome to my annual Celebrate Summer Series, where I introduce you to a few of my fellow bloggers and their creative ideas! ?I’;m excited to have Stephanie back! I’;m loving this DIY?Patriotic Door Decor she’;s done! Her site, Crafting in the Rain, has so many great crafting ideas! Head over and see for yourself. ?

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Hi everyonefunny standard pillowcases, I’;m excited to be here again. I’;m Stephanie from Crafting in the Rain and I’;ve got a star door hanging that’s perfect for the patriotic holidays, and really the whole summer. I’ve had these faux succulents for a couple of months, waiting for the perfect project to use them in, and this was it.

Do the painting first so it can dry while you work on other steps. I just chose 3 of the succulents to spray paint and the others I left. I used a very dry brush to add a bit of blue to the outline of the star to keep it very rustic looking.

Trace out the shape of one star point and cut the foam and moss to fit. Glue the moss to the foam and the foam inside the star.

When the paint is dry, poke the succulents down into the foam. I had to trim the stems with wire cutters.?

Mine is hanging on the front door with a Command Strip on the back—but you could use some kind of ribbon, or even leave it as a standing decoration indoors.

I hope you like how it turned out, and that you’ll go make one too! Feel free to come find peeks of my other crafty adventures on Instagram (@steph_crafting_rain) And if you have a Cricut, visit my blog to see all my Cricut projects.?Thanks for reading!

More Patriotic Ideas

Happy Derby week y’all!!! I hope that you have enjoyed the Kentucky Derby Party Ideas and Printable’s that I posted this year. ?I have one more quick idea Kentucky Derby decorations to share with you today. Tomorrow is the Kentucky Oaks (which I’m going to !!!) and Saturday is the Kentucky Derby! ?If you ever want to come to the Derby but can’t find tickets, try going to the Oaks or Thurby instead… (Thurby is relatively new and is the Thursday before the Derby, lots of fun races, and you can still wear a hat, but not as hard to find tickets)

I thought I’d play around with my cutting machine, but instead of cutting, I would place the Silhouette sketch pens in instead of the blade.?? These are so handy when you’re wanting to make a sign, a card or your own art like I did last year.

These little Sugar Skull Mug Rugs are the perfect project to help practice your free-motion quilting skills. Perfect lines are not required! Make a set to celebrate Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, or any day you are feeling a little spooky.