unique papercrafting graphic 45

July 02, 2015

Celebrate 4th of July with Handmade Decorations!

Home Sweet Home Floral Centerpiece Napkin and Utensil Holder 7

It's almost the 4th of July here in America where we celebrate Independence! It's a great day for barbecues, picnics, and parties and we have some fabulous ideas for you today from Ginny Nemchak and Maggi Harding!

First, Ginny shares the most beautiful centerpiece using Home Sweet Home! We love her handmade pinwheels and shiny stars. What a perfect party decoration!

Home Sweet Home Floral Centerpiece Napkin and Utensil Holder 1

Home Sweet Home Floral Centerpiece Napkin and Utensil Holder 1

Home Sweet Home Floral Centerpiece Napkin and Utensil Holder 1

Home Sweet Home Floral Centerpiece Napkin and Utensil Holder 1

Home Sweet Home Floral Centerpiece Napkin and Utensil Holder 1

Home Sweet Home Floral Centerpiece Napkin and Utensil Holder 1

Supply List

Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Home Sweet Home
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Handmade
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~My Sunshine
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~6x6 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~8x8 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Die Cut Chipboard Tags 1
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Die Cut Chipboard Tags 2
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~12x12 Cardstock Stickers
Graphic 45 Staples~Large Black Tag Album
Graphic 45 Staples~Stamped Metal Brads
Petaloo Flowers
Tim Holtz Distress INk~Black Soot
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Vintage Mason Jar

Next, Maggi shares this absolutely beautiful spread using Home Sweet Home! This looks like a great party to attend!

"Here's a quick little project that you can put together in no time.  The napkin rings are simply 6 x 3" punched strips of paper glued together and embellished with a quick homemade flower and button.  Then I've wrapped more of the design paper around a tin milk jug, added a punched contrasting strip around the middle along with a Home Sweet Home tag.  I made a pretty "platform" for my jug by layering a 12" doily over a 12 x 12" sheet of design paper.  Red poppies complete the look and I'm all ready for a fun July 4th get-together!  Quick decorating schemes are my thing because I love to cook and when entertaining, I spend my time preparing the food rather than fussing with decorations and such.

Now I have a little secret, I LOVE that tin milk jug and I love to use it for many occasions, sooooo, I glued the paper to itself rather than the jug.  That way I can remove the paper and easily change the look of my jug and incorporate it into different decorating schemes." ~Maggi

Table Decor, Home Sweet Home, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

Table Decor, Home Sweet Home, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

Table Decor, Home Sweet Home, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

Table Decor, Home Sweet Home, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

Table Decor, Home Sweet Home, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

Supply List

Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home  Collection (12 x 12):
With the exception of the sheet of paper underneath the jug, I used all scraps from these
papers for this project -
Home Sweet Home
Garden Fresh
Granny's Quilt
Apple Pie
Scraps from the Home Sweet Home 6 x 6' pad
red and blue buttons
Gold cord
McGill Floriano flower punch
Spellbinders Gold Label Four (diecut underneath fussy cut Home Sweet Home oval)
Fiskars Threading Water border punch
1/4" Scor-tape
12" doily
White cardstock

Don't forget you have until Monday to win this A Proper Gentleman prize pack! So, enter today by commenting here on the blog or on our Facebook page

A Proper Gentleman $40 Prize Pack - 2 (1)

We hope you enjoyed seeing these fabulous 4th of July ideas. Many thanks to Ginny and Maggi! What fun!

Happy 4th of July,

The G45 Family


Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here


All the handmade decorations are terrific. I like the pinwheels.
stamping sue

Happy Fourth of July to the G45 family in America and a very happy just another day to our great friends in other countries.

Great projects, Ginny and Maggi! Thanks for the inspiration!

Great projects, and just in time for one of my favorite holidays!

Love the patriotic theme to the home sweet home projects!

I love Ginny's 4th of July centerpiece.

getting me in the patriotic mood :)

Beautiful items
and I'm loving
the napkin rings!
Carla from Utah

Festive and fun!!! Headed to my craft room to make napkin rings right now!! TFS!

Oh my goodness! Ginny's project gives me goosebumps and makes me want to stand up and sing The Star Spangled Banner! Wow, wow, wow! What an amazing, creative and practical use of Home Sweet Home! And Maggie's project is just down home country gorgeous. What a great day on the blog!

Home Sweet Home is my all time favorite G45 paper collection...but I never would come up with using this collection for a July 4th theme. Just proves how much we need to see the projects created by the G45 Design Team! THANKS!

Can't wait for our July 4th celebration and this puts me right in the mood with all these creative ideas. Thanks DT's!

Great ideas for the 4th! Thanks for the chance to win.

merci, merci, merci!!! pour toutes ces sublimes idées
je sais que je ne vais pas résister longtemps et refaire ces modèles à mon tour!
bravo !!!

Great ideas and inspiration from the Design Team! Happy 4th to you all♥

LOVE these projects!

Great holiday decorative projects! Keeping my hopes high and crossing my fingers...hope to win this collection!

What pretty creations!

Love that the decorations are so quick to make but look stunning!

All so beautiful!!

To all American G45 lovers have a happy 4th of July. I just love the decorations.

Very elegant and festive!

I love them all but you can't beat a pinwheel for the 4th of July. Thanks for sharing.

Great job on the tableware!! And, of course, I'd love to win A Proper Gentleman package.

Lovely ideas. And the Proper Gentlemen is a wonderful addition to the G45 line.

I love the Proper Gentleman paper collection! It was my introduction to Graphic 45. It's the perfect "guy" paper!

Living down under it is hard to get some of the G45 paper. To win this would be wonderful.

Annamieke from the land down under

I love the red, white, and blue. Even those simple napkin rings are beautiful!

Hope everyone has a Happy 4th of July. I enjoy G45 blog and look forward to seeing all the projects. Beautiful!

Oh what a wonderful addition to our celebrations! The Proper Gentleman set looks totally enticing!

Very festive for the 4th of July.

Happy 4th July to all of you in America. Loving the napkin idea; I might just borrow that for Christmas over here in the UK.

These are so pretty and happy! I love the creativity....thanks for sharing :)

They are all so very pretty. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Love the Red, White, and Blue!!

Wonderful projects Ladies. TFS!
Happy crafting, Linda ;0)

Would love the Proper Gentleman set. Always looking for masculine paper. Love your projects!

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment