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!
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!
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.
*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
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!
Once you have gathered your supplies the first step is to paint your jar. I decided to paint mine red(Crimson) to make mine a little brighter. This would also be cute painted blue or white. As always this is your personal preference! Once your jar has dried you can distress it with a sanding block or piece of sand paper if you like the distressed look. I like to rub my sanding block over the lettering just to make words stand out a little more.
I then took my blue scrunchie and put it around the neck of the jar. Initially, I was going to make a cute little bow to go around the neck but then I found these scrunchies at Hobby Lobby and thought this would be something unique and different so I snatched them up!
Now it’s time to stick in your picks. You can get these lots of places but I happened to be at Hobby Lobby so I grabbed mine there. I like to use 2 or 3 different styles. That’s it! The perfect addition to spruce up your home for celebrating America! What do you think?
That’s it! The perfect addition to spruce up your home for celebrating America! What do you think?