Thursday, July 2, 2009

Patriotic Touches! Happy 4th of July!

I hope everyone has a lovely 4th of July celebrating the freedoms that many have died fighting for. My grandfather is a World War II veteran who earned a purple heart and was a prisoner of war. He endured much for our freedom and I am proud of him!

On to my little touches…. I like to plant my beds in blue (purple), red, white and yellow. Here’s one of my favs this year. The flowers are an electric blue – so bright and cheery! IMG_5316

This little sign was picked up at a garage sale – new for $1! (Please don’t mind my awful wallpaper that I can’t wait to redo) IMG_5314 Sign on one of our doors.IMG_5315 

I made this banner with some sweet vintage-like floral papers I found at my local scrapbook shop. I added a coat of matte Mod Podge to finish them off. The Mod Podge gives them the feel of vinyl. Hopefully, the banner will last for many more 4ths! IMG_5340 Here is another project with the same papers. I painted a cabinet door and used Mod Podge to adhere random strips of paper to it. I used my Cricut to cut out the stars and letters. I also inked the edges of the stars and the finished board to give it an aged feel. Finished off with a couple coats of Mod Podge. IMG_5365 IMG_5363 IMG_5364 Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July!

5 comments:

  1. Cuuuuuute stuff! I love the banner and the cabinet door!

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  2. So thankful to your Grandpa for what he did for many! You are right to be proud.

    Love your decor...I'm inspired to make a banner but don't have that cute cute paper! Happy 4th...

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  3. That banner is just way too cute! Love it.

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  4. Love your banner...so adorable! Have a wonderful day!

    ~Michelle
    (Treasure the Moment)

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  5. Hey, peeking in after vacation--congrats on finding out you are having a baby girl!!! I've been meaning to ask you, the letters that you have been using, are you buying them or using a cricut or something?

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