Wednesday, June 14, 2017

DIY Flag Pallet (And Some Other Patriotic Crafts)

Happy Flag Day!  Did you even know it was Flag Day?  Well, it is.  This has been ingrained in my brain for the past 36 years because my brother's birthday happens to fall on Flag Day.  (Happy Birthday Drew!)  Every year, despite the ninja turtle party he probably wanted, my mom would decorate in red, white, and blue and put sparklers on his flag-inspired cake.  I'm thankful my birthday doesn't fall on any sort of holiday!  It allows for a little more party variety ;)


At any rate, the 4th of July is right around the corner, and I wanted to share some fun red, white, and blue DIY's with you!  I found this super cute pallet style flag DIY in one of those Lowes catalogs that comes through the mail.  I don't even know if they send them out anymore, but luckily I was able to find the instructions online for those of you who want to duplicate it!   Gosh, I just really love the internet!  Anything you want is just a few clicks away.  I am always looking for large items to decorate my mantle, and this one is perfect.  I distressed mine a little bit, but you could keep it crisp or get crazy with the sandpaper for an even more distressed/farmhouse-y look.


That vase with the sunflowers in it was a steal from the Target Dollar Spot this year!  So cute!  And then, I just stuffed some burlap ribbon in a tall glass vase and stuck some flags in it.  Easy peasy.


If you don't already follow me on Pinterest, you should!  What are you waiting for?  (wink wink)  I don't have a ton of things pinned to my 4th of July board, but there are a few things on there that I've already tried and have turned out really cute!  One of my faves is SUPER easy and fun for the kiddos...and it will give you a memento to keep and use as a decoration each year.  This firework canvas is made with drinking straws!  Genius!


And how fun and EASY is this idea?  Spray painting stars on your grass would be so festive and fun if you're having friends and family over for a BBQ.


Check out my 4th of July Pinterest board for more inso!



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