Friday, June 23, 2017

DIY Canada Day BBQ Decorations!

On July 1 2017 Canada turns 150 years old! It's a perfect excuse for a BBQ and/or neighbourhood celebration.
Deck your table out with lots of maple leaves! All it takes is some red and white cardstock (and maybe a little white vinyl) and your Silhouette Cameo or other digital cutting machine.

Although it might be tempting to open all the files and cut all the red elements together and then all the white elements, it might give you a headache keeping track of each bit!  I think it's better to cut each project separately.  Depending on the crowd, most of these decorations can be kept for another year.  All these projects are very simple, with no fancy assembly.  Simply refer to the project photos - email me if you have a problem!  Curious what's in the basket?  Maple fudge*, of course!

You can get these all on the Silhouette site or I've bundled them together at a special price in svg format on the Quietfire Site.

Here are the individual links to the Silhouette Design Store (the designs are spread out as they've been created over time)
Canada Day BBQ Decorations - Design ID #83487
Canada Day Heart Box - Design ID #200525
Canada Day Maple Leaf Basket - Design ID #201626 
Canada Pennants -Design ID #62058

Other supplies
Red Cardstock
White Cardstock
Silhouette White vinyl

 You can cut out some smaller maple leaves out of vinyl and stick them to the rim of your plates (or wherever you might need a maple leaf - windows, railings....!). If you're worried someone might eat them, maybe cut them from cardstock!!

All the Canada Day Designs can be found on my profile on Silhouette, just search for "Canada" to separate them out!  I think a string of the lanterns would be really fun.  They fold to flat for storage.
Happy Canada Day!
Bonne Fete Canada!
*Maple fudge has a high vapour pressure in our home. I guess we'll have to get some more before Canada Day!

1 comment:

  1. How fun - great idea for sharing a potluck with the Canadian Cousins