Saturday, June 25, 2022

ReView: Red, White and Blue Pasta Salad & 4th of July Barbie Crafts

It's hard to believe, but 4th of July Weekend is almost here. This year is flying by! How about adding a little pizzazz to your macaroni salad for the BBQ... This Red, White and Blue Pasta Salad is super easy, but a small touch that will tickle the kids and get folks talking:@) And if you're looking for more ideas, especially for different coleslaws, you can find my Side Salads Pinterest Board here. It has 105 posts as of this time.

I love the fun grab-and-go fat quarters of fabric you can get anywhere from Walmart to the craft stores, and now I see some at Dollar Tree too. Here's a *quick* little no-sew Handkerchief type top for Barbie that literally comes together in minutes. I made this one for the 4th of July and summer holidays, but it would be perfect in any fabric design or for any casual occasion.

 Cool and breezy!

Supplies: fabric, velcro and hot glue
  1. Make 6" long triangle of fabric; fold fabric in half, measure 3" long across top and 3" down on fold. 
  2. Cut triangle with pinking shears if you have them.
  3. Fold long top of triangle over about 1/4" and either iron or run your fingernail over it a couple times to keep fold in place. (I used my fingernail.)
  4. Hot glue (or sew) velcro to ends so they close behind doll's back.
  5. Throw some burgers on the grill and enjoy your simple new 4th of July Barbie top😎
This is also the perfect size to use as a head scarf too.

And let's not forget Ken... These Oversized Felt Neckties for the Holidays come together in no time using little scraps of felt.

Happy holiday planning, and have a great weekend:@)


  1. Looks like you're ready for the 4th Lynn! I'm off to check out your Pinterest board, thanks~

  2. I remember that festive pasta salad, Lynn. It’s hard to believe how quickly the year has flown by. I’m off to visit Barbie.


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