A friend brought this aluminum Uncle Sam’s hat as a hostess gift when she came to dinner a few years back right around July 4th. You can’t really tell from this photo, but it has a round flat bill just above the ring of stars. She had a pretty little pot full of primroses in the hat when she presented it to me. Just lovely! Well those didn’t last all that long but thankfully the hat did.
When my youngest son decided to do over his room, part of his plan was to make and paint an American flag made of pallet wood. I know I’m partial, but I think he did an awesome job. It looks great on his wall. Frankly, I was a bit surprised at how well it turned out. I had not worked with pallet wood before, although I guess its not much different than just scrap wood like I use for a lot of my projects.
The real difference in the appearance was the fact that he just sanded off the high, splintery areas and after painting rubbed it with a nice dark stain. Once the stain went on, we stood back back and exclaimed, “Love it!”
Happy Independence Day!
Yes, it’s another painted flag with more yet to come later this week! Seems like I’m stuck on painted flags for this year’s 4th of July celebration.
I made this flag years ago out of used paint stir sticks. After their intended use, I sanded off the blobs of old paint just enough to make them smooth and painted them with craft paint. I used six sticks for the flag itself, broke another in half and hot glued those pieces vertically across the back to hold everything in place. Then I drilled two small holes at the top and ran a small wire through for the hanger. The little jute rope with wooden hearts came wrapped around some stationary. Nothing goes to waste around here!
See you tomorrow for more patriotic inspiration! God bless America!
I played around with some paper crafting today and with Independence Day just around the corner, I was feeling patriotic. That’s a perfect combination when you have stars and stripes in your paper stash!
My youngest son decided a couple of weeks ago to makeover his room. He chose the paint colors and wall decor which inadvertently morphed into an American theme. I’ll show more of his room later when it is totally complete.
Of course, I had to get involved. Fortunately my involvement was welcomed. His desk has no drawers and his pens and pencils were just lying here and there so what’s a crafty mom to do? Make patriotic pencil cups, of course! This project was simple and I actually took photos of the process. Perhaps I’ll even try to make my first ever tutorial out of it! Stay tuned!