Canada Day is the official kick off to summer and I am so excited for longer days, lot’s of sunshine and some fun local adventures with the kids! Today, I am rounding up 6 of my favourite DIY and décor ideas to celebrate Canada Day.
Over the years I’ve made some printables, DIYs and decorations for Canada Day and today I have put them all in one place to make them easy to find! These range from very Canada-y to more modern pieces I love having in my home.
Is there anything more Canadian than the maple leaf? I drew these line art leaves for my free printable fall to-do list, but they would work perfectly for any Canada Day decor. I have loved the design since and even started making them into SVG files. These are really simple to make, here are the step by step instructions.
This Canada pillow is so simple to make using a Cricut or other cutting machine and heat transfer vinyl. I did the hand lettering for you so all you need to do is grab the free design. You could transfer it on to any pillow cover you’d like for simple and patriotic backyard décor.
This little sign was SO simple to make. I just purchased a piece of birch plywood from Michaels (about $3 with a coupon!) and since it’s all smooth and needs no prep, all I had to do was cut out my design using my Cricut Explore, weed it, and iron it on. If you want to make your own sign before Canada Day, you can use my Canadian cities lettering (for personal use only)- grab it right here.
These fun templates to make Canada Day wraps are perfect for ice cream cones and cupcakes (or in my case muffins!). They are great for any Canada Day barbeque or picnic. I used the Cricut Explore Air. If you don’t have a cutting machine, that’s a-okay too – you can download the template and cut the shapes out with a craft knife.
I’m sure it’s the same everywhere in the world, but most patriotic decorations can be so bright! Red and white all over! I wanted something I could display not just on Canada day that fit with our home aesthetic- This Pallet Art fit the bill perfectly. And it’s really not hard to make (making it into a different flag would be easy too!). Check out the step by step instructions here.
The final post in this round up may not be one for the average Canadian home (because it’s huge) but I just love how it turned out! I made this Canada 150 sign a few years ago for an installation at our local mall. It was a lot of work but I also learned a lot about working with heat transfer vinyl on wood. Yes, I used my Cricut for the whole thing – Check it out!
Are you crafting anything patriotic this year? I’d love to see it! Tag me on instagram @colleenpastoor!