Happy Canada Day…well, almost! Do you do much decorating for the holiday? Recently, I was digging through my box of yummy, gorgeous ribbons and decided to do some patriotic crafting with them.
The red and white ones just jumped out at me what with Canada’s birthday right around the corner. I decided on making luminaries with ribbon. We’re often out in the backyard celebrating well past dusk on the holiday.
I thought these would be a fun way to light things up for our party. Yes, this year it’s only a backyard celebration with the family members who live here. That doesn’t mean it can’t be special, right?
Here’s how I got creative with making luminaries with ribbon for Canada Day:
I used some of the ribbons simply to wrap around some mason jars to add red and white touches. They make great little vases and tealight holders.
I’ll be using them for my table centerpieces – to hold the cutlery, napkins, condiments, and so on.
For a special Canadian flag jar, I used a weaving technique. You can see just how I did it in the video below. I’ll share all kinds of handy tips too:
See how easy that is? It’s a fun project for older kids too!
Looking for some yummy Canada Day treats to serve to your family and friends? Here are 15 Sweet Treats for Canada Day
And grab these fun, free Canada themed printable activity sheets – crossword puzzle, word search, trivia quizzes, coloring pages.
The Government of Canada has all kinds of fantastic activity kits on their website to help you and your family celebrate Canada Day from home.