July the 4th is on its way. Our neighborhood started a parade for the little kids - they are so cute riding on their decorated bikes and wagons! I like to decorate my house with little pieces here and there and also put a couple of pieces in my office. This ornament is perfect for that! It hits all my sweet and cute requirements.
This is actually pretty quick to put together. I've got the circle piece with those cute little boys and their sweet dog ready for you to print. I've included two circles in case you want to pop up the images like I did. You can find the ornaments I used HERE. (Couldn't get the picture to work for the list below.)
There are a lot of dies out there that will work for these plastic ornaments. You may have a set of circle dies or scallop dies that would certainly work. I wasn't quite happy with this one and added some punched holes all the way around before I glittered it up.
Next, just stack up the pieces, popping up the boys and dog if you wish. I glued three red mini stars in the background and added some metallic star confetti. Be sure to glue the ornament half with the open tab at the top so you can tie on the hanger. I used Aleene's - just running the glue along the bottom of the plastic ornament. I just can't do it neatly enough with hot glue.
I wrapped the ornament with a silver chenille stem (actually it took a little bit of second one as well). For that I did use hot glue, but not all the way around, just at the top, each side and the bottom.
For the decoration at the top, I glued on a couple of bows and then clipped on a further decorated clothespin.
You can download the patriotic marching boys HERE. When you get to the image, wait just a moment and the download button will appear in the upper right corner.
So glad you came by - have a wonderful week!