Memorial Day, 4th Of July, Labor Day...
Summer is filled with patriotic holidays in the US. And, I love decorating with red, white, & blue. I leave my patriotic decor up from May through September, then I go right to my other love...Fall decor!
And, of course, being artsy/crafty, much of my decor is homemade.
This is a fun craft project to do with the kids. It's easy & inexpensive.
I used paint from the Dixie Belle Paint Company in the colors, Bunker Hill Blue, Honky Tonk Red, & Cotton. Acrylic paint will work too.
You'll also need a glass container with flat sides, craft sticks that are taller than the container, star stickers, a rubber band, a string, & E6000 glue.
Wrap a string around the glass container to measure the circumference. Place craft sticks side by side & use the string the determine how many sticks you need to wrap around the container.
Paint some of the sticks white to represent the white stripes of the flag. Also, paint sticks white that will become the blue section of the flag.
Place the star stickers on the white sticks that will become blue.
Use the blue to paint over the sticks with the stars. When dry, peel up the stickers to reveal the white stars.
Paint the remaining sticks red.
Place a rubber band around the glass container. Apply E6000 to the back of the craft sticks, then insert them between the glass & the rubber band.
Leave the rubber band to hold the craft sticks in place until the glue has dried completely.
Once the glue has dried, remove the rubber band and your vase is ready to fill with water & your favorite flowers.
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