Happy Canada Day to all of our Canadian friends! With Canada Day and the 4th of July both being celebrated this week, we thought it would be fun to have a patriotic themed week here on the Bella blog. Our design team members have been searching our products in reds, whites, and blues to use on their projects this week. Today, we are going to start with some altered projects perfect for Canada Day.
Canada Day Home Decor, by Jennifer Edwardson.
I've seen so many fabulous mantle projects over the years but have yet to tackle my own … until now! There are several pieces to this collection of red & white for Canada Day and it was so fun to put together. I'm excited to have it out for many July 1st celebrations over the coming years!
I love the dimension a container of wool balls can add to any décor. I painted a plain wooden box white and created some white, red and mixed balls. They needed a little something so I created some cardstock Canada flags from scratch and tucked one into the front.
Using some fun red & white Bella Blvd papers, I made a few different sized paper flowers and added a maple leaf to the center of each. I took a favorite phrase from our national anthem and used different Bella alphas to spell it into the frame.
I wanted to add some height to coordinate with the largest frame, so I added twine, designer tape, buttons and custom flags to a couple of red & white candles – love them!
This frame was fun as I bordered the mat using designer tape and added a few maple leafs cut from Bella paper.
It was hard for me to pick a favorite piece but this one may be it. I am ALWAYS collecting frames (much to my husband's dismay) so I was excited to see that I had the perfect one in my stash for this fun piece. I printed the outline of a map of Canada onto a piece of Sophisticates and precison cut it out. I adhered it to a mat and added it to this great red & white striped frame!
The last frame took the most time to create but i LOVE how it all came together. I used several of the red alphas from different Bella collections mixed with typed computer print matted on cardstock to have our national anthem in full in this frame – this makes me happy :))
Sophisticates: Oyster, Sprinkles & Lace McIntosh, Ciao Chip Simply Simona McIntosh, Pink-Red High Five Alphabets, Quattrofina Peep & Saffron; Finally Fall: Bliss; Tail Waggers & Cat Naps: Puppy Park; Midterm: Cute Cuts; Family Dynamix: Alpha+Bits; Designer Tape: Red Dot; Button Market: Masculine Mix
Canada Day Hat, by Marie-Josée Hamel.
This is a quick and easy project I created for Canada Day. I had my husband buy me a hat at the dollar store, and I altered it with flowers I created with Bella Blvd patterned papers, in red and white. I also used some Family Dynamix letter stickers on a white banner and thin strips of paper that I rolled around a pencil to add a bit of interest to the whole thing. I then used some Terrifically Tacky Tape to adhere all those pieces to the hat. Here's my cute little daughter wearing the hat!
Christmas Wishes: Borders; Making the Team: Quadrants; Tail Waggers & Cat Naps: Puppy Park; Family Dynamix: Alpha+Bits Stickers; Plastic Buttons: Red Flowers; Crochet Flowers: Poppy