Thursday, July 1, 2010

4th of July craftin'

I woke up this morning, and it felt like a crafting day. I was pretty excited so with a head full of ideas, I was ready to sit down and do some crafting and while I did manage to complete a couple of projects, it wasn't quite as quick or relaxing as it could have been thanks to this little munchkin....


But in spite of the many interruptions, I did manage to finish two simple projects and with that my home is a little more festively decorated in honor of Independence Day!

This is my first project, and probably my favorite. I just took 2 plaques that I bought at Wal-mart (I originally bought them for another project that I never got around to)and painted them light tan and then I distressed them. Next, I cut and distressed scrapbook paper to create the stars and stripes which I adhered to the board with mod podge. Notice that the little blue paper is embossed...I love my cuttlebug. Finally I added the little wood star and then I drilled the holes in each plaque so that I could wire them together. There you have it! A fun little flag. So cute, simple and inexpensive (a great way to use up my stash of crafting supplies).


This second project was even simpler than the first, and again I had all the supplies on hand. Just used a little $1 frame from Michaels, painted and distressed, added the little wood star in the corner and then framed a small flag inside...Done! How easy is that...Now go and make your own. I found the idea for this cute project here.

And finally, even though this is not a 4th of July decoration, I still wanted to share my idea for hiding my funny little wet bar. One day this wet bar will be a distant memory, but because there are many projects on the list ahead of removing it, I decided to "cutesify" it....here is my attempt.




I think that it worked. Now I have something cute to look at for now. Next step with the wet bar is figuring out what to hang above it...I'll let you know what that is when I decide what to do there.

So all in all, I think that it was a pretty successful craftin' day if I do say so myself!

6 fabulous comments:

Andrea said...

very cute projects! I love how they turned out. I wish I could get motivated to do something... anything. Guess I'm suffering from vacation hangover.

becky said...

I love these patriotic crafts, especially the one you wired together. C.U.T.E. ideas! You always amaze me with your talents!

Muriel said...

I have a funny little wet bar in my house too. Right now it's a catch-all for the kid's art stuff and books etc. We, too, want to rip it out. Or...we're thinking about installing a Diet Coke fountain.

Melanie said...

Love that idea Muriel! :) Ours was becoming a catch all too...we'll see how long this little display lasts.

Ali said...

Love your crafts! I needed a few ideas to decorate for the 4th so I may have to steal yours. I think you should keep the wet bar, where else are you going to mix drinks for your wild parties?

Tami said...

It all looks great. And I love, love. love the first flag you made. I might have to borrow the idea :)