Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Patriotic Parade: Festive Table Display

I decorate all Summer long with patriotic colors, so this little display
will get a lot of use in the upcoming months :)

I started with my personal cutting machine (you can use a Cricut or download your
own star image for tracing if needed) and a general 'star' shape that comes in the basic
shapes preset to my machine.  I set the size to 5.75" and began cutting from various
patterns of paper from the Patriotic Parade Collection.

For each star you will need at least FOUR cut-out stars in four different patterns.
I have a total of FIVE stars, so I cut a grand total of 20 stars.  
Place each star on a score board and score down the center as you can see above.  
Using a liquid glue (because you will make adjustments when lining up the stars) begin
adhering one side of a fold to another star until you have four different stars assembled together.

Now that my stars are assembled, I moved onto die-cutting three
hearts so that I could display the letters USA between the stars.  I added a paper straw
to each heart and attached a pinwheel to the top of each!  Decorate with 
sequins, Doodle Pops, Sprinkles, etc.

Attach the sections together by using the small end of a hole punch to create
holes at the ends of the stars and hearts; insert a medium sized brad through the holes.

Stands easily to act as a display for your Memorial Day buffet table or punch holes in the 
two stars on the end and hang as a banner!

Again, you can stack as many of the star shapes together to create ornaments,
individual place seating markers or favors!  Try smaller or larger sizes too...have fun with it!


  1. This is so fun Shellye!!! So clever!

  2. WOW wow WOW
    Your table display is SO AWESOME Shellye!!!
    LOVE the dimensional stars, pinwheels and hearts!!!
    It must be a grand sight, with SO MANY stars and such big stars too - it is just so CHEERY and FUN to look at :)
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

  3. This is cool and really fun!


  4. This is so neat! I love the idea to use for any holiday!

  5. Wow!!! I am so happy with these releases. So much inspiration, great projects to try and lovely collections to work with! Big thanks!!!

  6. Such a delightful presentation! I love it!!! TFS another fabulous idea for this grand collection Shellye!

  7. Would look great with my Americana decor! And you make it look easy! Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Great use of a great collection.

  9. Such a darling centerpiece! Love every inch of it! :)

  10. What a fantastic idea!!! I pinned the main image to my "Party Ideas" board ... I think I will make a similar tabletop display as one of the decorations for my daughter's upcoming grade 8 farewell celebration!

  11. Such a great idea! I love it!!

  12. I shared the Facebook post linking to Shellye's spectacular table display :)

  13. I pinned the collage pic of Shellye's table display - LOVE the dimensional stars, pinwheels & hearts - WOW!!!

  14. I pinned the pic of Shellye's spectacular table display, showing the full star & heart-filled length :)


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