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!

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!