Monday, July 1, 2013

FCCB 4th of July Cricut Crawl!

Happy Monday!  Welcome to Scrapping Runner Creations and the 4th of July Fantabulous Cricut Crawl - Fantabulous Cricut's version of a blog hop!!

In honor of the Fourth of July holiday, we're having a Red, White and Blue Crawl.  Each Design Team member has created a fabulous project using red, white and blue as the main colors, and of course at least one Cricut cut!

If you've come from Felicia's blog at A Creative Mess, you're in the right place!  If you've just happened across my blog and would like to see all the fabulous Design Team creations head on over to Fantabulous Cricut HERE to start at the beginning.

Make sure to check out each DT member's blog!  There will be blog candy along the way at some of our DT members' blogs, and there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant who submits a "Red White and Blue" project at FCCB!

For my project, I made a Fourth of July centerpiece.  I made four pinwheels out of red, white and blue paper.  I couldn't find any double-sided paper that I liked real well, so I 'made' my own by gluing two sheets of single-sided paper together.

I cut the words and flag from Stand and Salute and stars from Plantin Schoolbook, all in red, white and blue vinyl that I stuck on a plain terra cotta pot.

Here are some close-up shots of the pot.  Around the top it says Life, Liberty, Pursuit of happiness.

Here is a close-up of the pinwheels.  I made them by cutting square sheets of paper along the diagonals, then folding every other point in to the center, adhering with liquid glue.  I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch a hole in the center and I reinforced that with an eyelet.  Then I put a white brad through the middle and hot glued the whole thing onto some fun red, white and blue straws I found.

The straws were stuck into foam placed inside the pot.  Then I used some shiny shredded filler to cover the foam and fill the pot.  It came together pretty easily!  The full recipe for the project is below the Cricut Crawl line-up if you're curious.

Your next stop is Jackie at Luv 2 Scrapp.  Make sure to visit all the stops along the way and when you get done, link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post!!

Thanks for stopping by and happy crawling!!

Here is the line up in case you get lost:

Pattern paper from DCWV and Paper Pizazz
Flag from Stand and Salute cut at 4 inches
Words from Stand and Salute cut at 1.25 inches
Stars from Plantin Schoolbook cut at 1.5 inches
Red, White and Blue vinyl


  1. OMgosh, I was so thinking about using the "Life, liberty, pursuit of happiness" saying on my project. I LOVE this bright fun patriotic centerpiece. Great idea to use the flowerpot for a base!

  2. This turned out fantastic!!! I love the pinwheels, I've never tried them---were they hard?? The images on the pot turned out great too! Very festive....thanks for getting my photo posted for me!!! ;)

  3. Wow! I love this! This would be great as table decorations for a large gathering, and making your own two sided paper, well that's just genius!

  4. This is such a cute, cute centerpiece. Really like the ingenious way you made your own double sided paper. The decorative brads in the middle of the pinwheels was a great touch

  5. ohhH!!! I was so curious to see what this was. Such a fun project. :0) Great job

    Dt member Catarina aka Docerela creations

  6. Like the Red/White/Blue party decor.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  7. So cute and so easy to make the pinwheels it sounds like! Can't wait to try this one! Thank you for the inspiration!

  8. Cute pinwheels, I need to try to make some of those. I also really like the flower pot too. Cute project!

  9. What a fun idea for a centerpiece. Love how you decorated the pot. TFS.
    D~ dmcardmaker (at AOL)

  10. I love the pinwheels and MUST make them this 4th of July. thank you for the inspiration!!
    Jilliene Designing

  11. Very festive pinwheels. Great idea to put them in a flower pot. Kim ogden

  12. Your pinwheels are a lot of fun. My 5 year old son, would go crazy for them.

  13. I absolutely LOVE your centerpiece! The pinwheels are SO great! Fabulous job!!!

  14. This will be so festive on a table. Thanks for sharing and the crawl is super!


  15. Beautiful patriotic centerpiece.

  16. fun projects! I like the idea of decoaring a pot like that
    thanks for sharing

  17. What a great centerpiece! We will be eating indoors on the 4th with the heat so intense here in California and this would be perfect. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity.

  18. Great centerpiece! Love the pinwheels!

  19. Oh, I haven't seen pinwheels in awhile. These are fabulous. I love them. They are really fun. Thanks for sharing. Now I want to make some.

    cindy womack @ charter . net

  20. Wonderful pinwheels I need to make some of these thanks for the inspiration Thanks for the fun crawl
    DIANA L.

  21. love your pinwheels and the pot tfs

  22. Love this what a great way to decorate for 4 th of July beautiful job !
    Thanks for sharing !


  23. Love this! The pinwheels are fabulous!

  24. Such a cute idea for a decoration! Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your crafting day and thanks for the Cricut Crawl!

  25. This is lovely..great idea

    Caz xx

  26. I love pinwheels and RW&B, so what could be better?

  27. OMG! What fun! Perfect for a 4th of July Celebration! TFS!
    Scrappy hugs, Connie DT sis

  28. Great centerpiece, love it! I haven't done much with vinyl and I don't think I would have thought of this.

  29. This is amazing, my friend is having a summer party soon might just have to
    "borrow" your idea and recreate it in shabby colours for her vintage theme xhugsx Nikki

  30. Fabulous center piece! Great job on the fun pin wheels and the pot is adorable!
    Sherrie K

  31. awesome decoration Heather!!1 love all the vinyl cuts applied to the pot! TFS
    Have a wonderful day!
    Liz O.