Bunting I’ve always loved the look of bunting, I’ve just never made it before. I thought the 4th of July would be a perfect time to try it out! I used Lily’s Sugar and Cream Cotton in Red, White, and Nautical Blue. The colors were perfect for these projects! I found a great bunting tutorial at Pink Milk! You can make them whatever size you want and in any color combination! I made one that was just red and blue and another that was a little bigger in red, white and blue. I added little stars (tutorial from bitOwhimsey) to the blue ones. I just attached them to the blue triangles with fabric glue, and they’re holding on great! I love the way the bunting turned out! It was really easy, but turned out so cute! If you want to try another kind of bunting, I’d take a look at this beautiful bunting from Petals to Picots! It is so pretty and festive! Star Pot Holders and Dishcloths I saw these and thought they would be perfect for the 4th! I used this pattern by Maggie Weldon to make dishcloths and potholders. I love these! There are so many color combinations you can try! I am so excited to use these on the Fourth of July! I stitched two dishcloths together to make thicker potholders. I added a few pictures to show you how I joined them and added the loop! 1. Make 2 star dishcloths 2. Put them back to back. You will slip stitch through the back loops only. I marked them with stars in the picture below. 3. Join new yarn with a slip stitch through the back loops. Continue slip stitching through the back loops of each double crochet 4. In the corners, slip stitch in the top loop of the chain stitches. 5. When you get to the corner that you want to add the loop, slip stitch in both chain stitches like the other corners, then chain 7. 6. Flip the potholder over so you’re looking at the back side. 7. Slip stitch in the chain 2 space of both potholders, chain 1 8. Work 11 single crochets in the chain 7 loop 9. Continue slip stitches in the remaining double crochets 10. When you get back to the beginning, slip stitch in the first slip stitch and fasten off! I also made a few dishcloths with this pattern. I usually really don’t like variegated yarn, but for some reason I’m okay with it for the Fourth of July. I used Lily’s Cotton and Cream in Nautical Ombre and Nautical Twists! I love the way the one in Nautical Twists turned out! I really love the way these potholders and dishcloths turned out! I love that they are quick enough to make in one sitting, and I plan on making several more! I think they would be great little gifts to bring to a Fourth of July barbecue or cook out! I think they would be a hit! Blanket If you have a lot of free time between now and the 4th and you’re feeling motivated, how about making one of these awesome blankets? I definitely don’t need to start another blanket right now, but maybe one day I’ll be able to make it. I think it would be so great to have for any patriotic holiday! I love it! This is a free pattern from Lion Brand and you can get it here! I hope these suggestions helped you come up with some ideas for the Fourth of July! I would love to see anything you make!