Monday, June 22, 2015

4th of July Crafts

Oh, what fun I had last week crafting for the 4th of July with my friend, Cindy! Cindy is the owner of Junk Mama's General Store, where I am a vendor.
Junk Mama's is in a beautiful old house built in 1916 in downtown Fayetteville, Georgia.
We had already decorated the front porch in anticipation of the 4th of July....

But, we still needed to create some patriotic things for the front room of the store.
So, Cindy came over and we got busy crafting. We were like a crafting machine! We got so much accomplished...

Let's start with my favorite project of the day...
this flag...
The base of the flag came from Michael's. The boards were raw wood already put together and with a rope to be able to hang it. Cindy painted it white, then I drew off the lines for the stripes. Then Cindy got started gluing paper napkins that looked like bandannas to the wood...

 Once the ModPodge was dry, we took a little sandpaper and removed the excess napkin.
Using the same technique, I created a flag out of heart shaped wood...

I painted this craft store frame with white paint...
Then I covered it with the same blue napkin used for the flag.

Once it was dry, I added a printable that I got from
My Fabuless Life. Click HERE to download this printable and one other.

With extra scraps of the blue napkins, I partially covered these jars. Once dry, I added a red button and some red and white twine.

We added Dollar Store flags and twine to mason jars...

We dyed white rice with red and blue food coloring and layered it in jars, then added a candle...

My daughter, Carrie, helped us make a bunch of pinwheels...

And, Carrie, made red, white, and blue flowers from tissue paper...

I had bought this storage caddy at Hobby Lobby on the 70% off clearance aisle...
 The metal baskets were already white, so I  painted the drawers with Yankee Blue and the rest with Barn Red chalk paint from the Dixie Belle Paint Company.

We covered the bottom of a hat box with the red napkins, and covered the top of the box with pieces of denim we cut from a pair of old jeans. We trimmed the top with ribbon and added a few fabric stars to the top...

We also made a 4th of July banner to add to the mantel at the store. Here's how the front room at Junk Mama's turned out...

I loved the flag so much that I had to make one for myself! I added a little dark brown glaze to mine to dirty it up a bit...

I also used the napkins to cover some pickle jars...

Then I pulled out my banner from last year, and a flag that Carrie made last year using burlap and fabric, and decorated my mantel...

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I will NOT be taking this down on July 5th!
 It may have to stay up for awhile.
Do you decorate for the 4th of July?

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  1. That flat project is amazing! I enjoyed seeing what you crafted. I did a little bit of 4th of July decorating but I'm not so crafty!

  2. I think Americana decorations should be left up until Labor Day. All are so delightful, I cannot pick a favorite!

  3. So many great ideas, all in one post--I love them all, especially the "hat" box with the denim lid. Really fun, fun projects!

  4. Oh I love all of your crafting projects. Dang that Modgepodge stuff is good. LOL! Ooh...Fayetteville, Ga is only about 4 1/2 hours from me! HMMMMM....Road trip might be in store. Ha! Happy 4th. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  5. Wow you guys are a crafting machine - so many fabulous and inspiring patriotic crafts. I'm swooning over the flags and I'm Canadian!

  6. Wow I love what you did with those napkins! It's almost enough to make me want to skip vacation and stay home to craft, ALMOST.

  7. I love every single thing you ladies created! I LOVE decorating for July 4th and it's going to be sad to take it all down! :(

  8. Wonderful!! Love what you did with the flag and the other Mod Podge crafts! Thanks for sharing with us at Brag About It! Love when you party with us!

  9. You really were crafting machines! lol! Love the use of the bandanas and that glider and blue crate on the porch are to die for!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  10. Hi Virginia, just hopping back to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC this week.

  11. These 4th of July decorations look fantastic! You are really amazing!! Your post has been pinned,tweeted and shared on Facebook! Your post will be featured this week on the Friday Favorites Link Party at Come by and see your feature and share another of your favorite posts! The party goes live Thursday at 7PM. I hope to see your there...Hugs - Christine at Must Love Home

  12. So many great ideas! I love them all! Thanks for lnking up with me for Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this week.

  13. I just found you on Jann's blog and I have enjoyed your post a lot. Wonderful decor for the 4th. Jo

  14. I just found you on Jann's blog and I have enjoyed your post a lot. Wonderful decor for the 4th. Jo

  15. Oh, wow! These are amazing! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the features tonight at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House! Here is the link for this week's party. Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  16. LOVE LOVE all your clever crafts, especially the flag! I can't believe you used napkins, Brilliant! Wish I could visit Junk Mama's!

  17. The Weekly Feature Series is live which you are one of the features. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. Have a wonderful Sunday! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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