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Entertain Outdoors with Summer Crafts PDF Print E-mail
Written by San Fernando Valley Sun   
Thursday, 03 July 2014 02:43

Your backyard is the perfect setting for summer celebrations, and the outdoors provide ideal inspiration for crafts that lend a personal touch to your festivities.

Al fresco dining

When setting the table for a sunset meal on the patio, it's the extra touches that count, from a centerpiece of freshly cut flowers to the linens at each setting. Take a note from nature and mimic the vibrant floral colors to make custom Dip Dyed and Stamped Cloth Napkins, a project from the crafting experts at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. Add an extra special touch by incorporating words such as "eat" or "friends" onto each piece, or create a custom memento by stamping each guest's name into the fabric.

A gaming good time

Guests of all ages can gather round for a little lighthearted competition with your homemade Bean Bag toss game. Select fabrics that correspond to your overall theme for a more elegant look, or go whimsical with bright summery shades that add to the fun.

For more craft ideas and inspiration, visit www.joann.com.

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