USA Reclaimed Wood Decor

For this project, you will need:

*piece of reclaimed wood/barnwood

*USA letters

*star embellishment-I found mine at Hobby Lobby

*Mountain Blue paint by Apple Barrel

*Jute twine

*Raffia & button

The first thing I did was paint my u-s-a letters with my mountain blue color.

Once those had dried, I hot glued them onto my piece of wood along with my star. If you plan to use this piece outside you will want to also use gorilla glue or E6000 to adhere your pieces to the wood to withstand the weather elements.

Next, I used my staple gun to attach my jute twine, wrapping it around several times and securing the end with another staple.

Looking cute already, right? I just felt like the top was missing something, so I decided to add a raffia bow. I was hoping I had red raffia but unfortunately did not so just used the natural raffia I had on hand. I then added a cute little red button to the center to complete my project.

I love how this turned out. This was one of those projects that I had no clue what I was going to do when I sat down and then within a matter of minutes I had created this awesome piece! I hope this inspires you to let your mind run wild and get those creative juices flowing!

USA Layered Star Sign

For this project, you will need:

*surface of choice-the one I used is handmade

*star cut-out

*USA star decor-Hobby Lobby

*red, white and blue paint of choice

*POSCA paint pens-here is my affiliate link for the ones I use.


*hot glue gun-affiliate link for the one I use.

I started by painting my star cut out with blue bonnet Apple Barrel paint and my USA star with my white paint.

Next, I used POSCA paint pens to paint the detailing. These pens are super handy to have if you craft often!

Once my stars were dry I hot glued them onto my surface. Blue start first and the white star on top as shown.

I tied up a quick raffia bow to add to the top and that’s all there was to it!

Picture Frame Americana Decor

You will need:

*picture fame-mine came from Hobby Lobby

*scrapbook paper-Hobby Lobby

*USA truck hanger-Hobby Lobby


*ribbon if bow is desired

The first step is to open the frame up and replace the insert with your scrapbook paper. Any patriotic pattern of paper will work.

Next, I glued a piece of burlap in the center of the frame on top of the glass.

I then added the truck to the top of the burlap.

Now you can either leave it as is and use it as a shelf sitter, or you can add a bow and a piece of twine to make a hanging sign.

So stinkin’ cute, am I right? I think this took me a total of 5 minutes to make! Will you be making one for yourself?

Scrap Wood Fire Crackers


*Scrap Wood

*Red, White, and Blue Paint

*Paint Brush


*Sanding Block

*Jute Cord/Rope

The first thing I did was paint my two pieces of wood. I used “Ocean” Waverly chalk paint for my blue and “Bright Red” Apple Barrel paint for my red.

Once my paint had dried, I took my spouncer(round sponge brush) and added white polka dots to my blue fire cracker and white stripes to my red fire cracker. If you wanted, you could use painters tape to paint your stripes on also for a more perfected look.

Next, I hot glued two pieces of jute cord on the top for my fuses.

Once my polka dots and stripes were dry, I then took my sanding block and distressed them.

They are super cute just like this but I decided I wanted to add a cute, little bow to mine. I simply just took a few different patterns and thickness of ribbon and criss crossed them. I then take a skinny piece of ribbon or twine and tie it to the center of my bow to gather my ribbon together.

Aren’t these just adorable! The perfect addition to your patriotic decor!

Patriotic Ribbon Flag

This is diy is seriously one of my faves and I hope you love it too!

Supplies needed:

*Pallet plank-I got mine from Wal-Mart in the craft section but you could use any piece of scrap wood.

*Wooden stars-Wal-Mart craft section

*Waverly chalk paint-Also from Wal-Mart. I used the colors ocean, crimson and white, but you can use any red, white and blue paint you have.

*Paint brushes

*Red, White, and Blue ribbon of your choice-Most of mine came from Wal-Mart


*Hot glue gun-Affiliate link for the cordless glue gun I use

Once you have all of your supplies gathered the first step is to get your stars painted so they can be drying while your doing your next step.  I painted my stars red, white, and blue but you could also stain them to give them a more rustic look or even mod podge some patriotic scrapbook paper on them to spruce them up.  There is no right or wrong way to do a diy!

Next, while your stars are drying go ahead and get all your ribbon cut to your desired length.  My pieces are between 8-9 inches.  Again, all of my ribbon came from Wal-Mart except for the red polka-dot burlap which came from Dollar Tree.

After the stars are dry you can go ahead and get them glued on your piece of wood in any order you like.

Pretty easy so far, right?  All that’s left to do is to glue on your ribbon.  I flipped over my plank and began hot gluing my ribbon on a few pieces at a time.  I used 2 pieces of each color of ribbon that I used and am happy with how it turned out.  This is how it looked after I finished gluing the ribbon on.

I decided the top was missing something so I decided to take some of my extra blue, trim ribbon and glue a piece across the top to finish it off.  This was exactly what it needed!

Love, Love, Love…Let me know what you think!


Diy Scrap Wood Flag

You can never have enough red, white, and blue can you?  Do you have extra scrap wood laying around your not sure what to do with? This is the perfect way to use it up. If you don’t have this exact size of boards don’t worry, you can use anything you have on hand.  Pallet boards would also work great for this.  You can usually always find pallets for free from businesses if you check around.

Supplies needed:

*Scrap wood -I used 1x2x15 boards that I had laying around

*White Paint-I used Apple Barrel from Wal-Mart

*Red Paint-I used Crimson Waverly Chalk Paint from Wal-Mart

*Mod Podge

*Scrapbook paper-I got mine at Hobby Lobby

*Paint Brushes


*Hot Glue Gun-Affiliate Link for my cordless glue gun I use on my videos

*Sanding Block


The first thing I did was hot glue my boards together.  I used 5 boards but if you wanted a bigger flag you would just add more.

After I had all of the boards glued together I painted the stripes on.  You could also paint the boards before gluing them together if you wanted too.  I used foam brushes to paint the stripes.  I didn’t worry about getting it perfect as I knew Iwas going to distress it.  Once the paint was dry I took my sanding block and added some distressing.  This step is optional so if you don’t care for the distressed look you can skip this.

Next you will cut a rectangle out of the scrapbook paper to use for the stars on the flag.  The size of rectangle will vary depending on the size of flag you are making.

Once you have your desired size for the stars you will then brush some mod podge on the back of the paper and stick it down.  I also brushed over the top of my paper with the mod podge to make sure it was sealed down good.

Remember it doesn’t have to be perfect!  I love the vintage look of this flag and will definitely enjoy decorating with it for many years to come!  To finish it off I bunched up some red and natural colored raffia to make a cute little bow!