Do you like to pass the time by crafting and creating things with your hands? If so, you’ll love this list of patriotic crafts to do for Memorial Day. The best part of crafting is when you can utilize the finished product in your life, so we’ve narrowed down the list to four nifty crafts you’ll use.
Citronella Candle Luminaries
If you’re planning a backyard barbecue for Memorial Day and you live here in Tuscaloosa, you should anticipate a few uninvited guests of the bloodsucking variety. No worries, though. To enjoy your meal in peace, light a few of these citronella candle luminaries. They’ll do double duty as backyard décor you can use again in July and they’ll stave off mosquitoes.
Burlap Silverware Holders
These American flag silverware holders are made from burlap bags and they’re another craft that you can use for your backyard barbecue. They’ll look great on a patriotic table setting and they’ll keep everyone’s utensils together. Plus, they’re super easy to make. All you need to put this craft together is burlap bags, paint (red, white, and blue), painter’s tape, and a skinny foam brush.
Picnics in the park are another common activity families enjoy on Memorial Day. Unfortunately, most outdoor tablespaces are usually covered in dirt. If you’re planning a picnic, go early so you can find a table in the shade, then cover it with this red, white, and blue bandana tablecloth to make it suitable for use.
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Reading isn’t exactly a common Memorial Day activity, but since the day is dedicated to the memory of American Soldiers, reading some of their stories (or stories inspired by them) is a great way to recognize the holiday. If you have a reader in your family, you can gift them one of these ten patriotic books. You can also make them an American flag bookmark with this easy tutorial. This is a simple craft that will only take a few minutes to make and they’ll love being able to slip the bookmark onto the corner of the page.
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