1. Crafting for July 4th with Straws!

    Independence Day is just around the corner, with just enough time to spruce up your place with some patriotic details! Our favorite crafting tool might surprise you….straws!

    These red and white paper straws are bright and cheerful, and work in three different crafts! We originally drew inspiration from a Straw Wreath How-To we’ve featured on our blog before. Although it was originally meant for Christmas, we love that all you need to change about this is the ribbon color (try Royal or Lake) and you have a whole new look that screams U-S-A. (Check out the step by step instructions here.)

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  2. Paper Source How-To: Ice Pop Invitation


    Start your festive July 4th bash with this fun and patriotic ice pop-themed party invitation! Download the instructions and get crafting for your USA tribute!

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  3. How-To: 4th of July Tassel Garland

    Pom Pom How To

    You’ll cheer for this festive how-to. Use these tissue pom poms for your 4th of July celebration or change colors for your own special event.

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  4. 4th of July Party Favor

    4th of July Party Favor

    Tiffany, in our Invitations Department, ignited enthusiasm for the upcoming holiday with festive 4th of July favor bags featuring Chicago’s famed Garrett Popcorn and a little Paper Source flair… or flare in this case.

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  5. Vintage subway posters – vote for your favorite!

    vintage poster craft

    Last week, Paper Source store locations used the Silhouette CAMEO Electronic Cutting Tool to create vintage-inspired subway art posters. Teams were provided with a list of phrases and words and were instructed to maintain a red, white, and blue color order from top to bottom.

    Check out nearly 40 inventive store window concepts, like this one, on Pinterest! We invite you to pin or like your favorite patriotic poster concept. A winner will be named on July 4th.

    Cheers to your red, white and blue inspiration!

  6. How-to: 4th of July Star & Ribbon Wands

    Looking to add a little pizazz to your upcoming patriotic party? Try your hand at these star-spangled wands that are sure to be a hit amongst your little ones!

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  7. How-to: Patriotic lei

    Patriotic Lei

    Don’t just decorate your home for the holidays… Adorn your party guests too with this festive 4th of July lei! It’s a great way to add a patriotic touch to anyone’s outfit!

    Have a happy AND safe Independence Day!

    PS colors: peacock & paper bag
    Latest fave: Spritzer Rubber Stamp Cleaner and Rubber Stamp Cleaning Pad

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