Saturday, July 3, 2010

Last Minute Flag Decor

I can't believe it's July 3rd, I've been posting Independence Day decor all week and I've got a couple more last minute things to show you. Hope you like them!
First is a flag made with a 2x4, this one is made by my friend Jamie and she actually wrote up a quick tutorial for you!
"I used two 8", two 6", and two 2" 2x4's, paper, mod podge, and I actually used a little wood glue to attach them together, and then raffia. Oh and Cricut cartridge 'all mixed up'."
And here is the flag I made.
It's really pretty simple to make. You tear or cut scrapbook paper to the size of your blocks and apply with Mod Podge. You can use an ink pad to distress the edges if you'd like. With mine I crumbled my paper into a ball and inked the wrinkles then smoothed it out and put it on the 2x4. Easy peasy. And SUPER cute. You may have seen them over at How Does She? Those ladies have some incredible ideas over there.
My final red, white and blue project is a centerpiece for my dining room table. I picked up this place mat from Kohl's with my special associate discount plus an extra 15% off. I spend like $1.12 on it. Woo hoo! It's been sitting on my table all by itself for a week or so and finally last night, the 2nd of July I put together these candle holders.
I've been saving salsa jars for a while now (they're mason jars) and didn't know what I would use them for. Storage maybe. Nope, I saw a post the other day in blogland where someone painted a flag on jars and put candles in them. Brilliant! I've got jars, paint and raffia! So here is my version of someone else's good idea and my new centerpiece.

Hope you all have a very happy and safe Independence Day!!



  1. So cute! i had to link this to my page. I love it! have a good 4th!!!

  2. I love the jars ..they are soooooo cute!! Gonna have to make me some of those!

  3. Soo cute!!! Those holiday decorations are so creative. I am glad that you had a great day. I hope that tall man feels better soon.

  4. Thanks ladies!
    Thank you for the well wishes. For now my husband is choosing to suck it up and see if his knee feels better on its own. If not, we'll move on to the MRI. Good times! =o)