Thursday, July 4, 2013

2 x 4 Block Flag

 Happy 4th of July!
This is a past post from my card blog (link on the right) that I wanted to share here too.  It's an older idea, but it's easy and fun and adds such a nice touch to your red, white and blue decorating ideas.

I've always loved red, white and blue! There is just something about the color combo that makes me happy.  When I found Pinterest, one of the first boards I started was a red, white and blue board.  Then one day I was visiting Tip Junkie and I saw THIS!  Those little flag blocks caught my eye! I had to make me a block flag, so  I did!
You can see the version I used HERE and one more very cute version HERE.  I actually have a total of (6) blocks for my version.  (4) 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" and (2) 7" as seen in Kierste's version.  I just used left over pieces of 2x4 we had from when we built the work bench for the shop.
First I sanded all the pieces using my mouse sander.  Then I painted the front side of each block the color I wanted and then let that dry real well (over night).  Then I added some dark stain to the painted parts and then wiped off the excess.  Then I sanded around the painted/stained parts for the final touches. Lastly, I added the wire edged ribbon all tied up in a big ole bow! Oh yeah, I cut out the star using my Cricut machine and the George cartridge.
It doesn't have to be done all at once.  It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!

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Sunday
Under the Table and Dreaming by Stephanie Lynn
, The Self Sufficient Home Acre , The Chicken Chick,  Sew Can Do 

Monday
Craft-O-Maniac, Between Naps on the Porch, DIY Home Sweet Home
, Keeping it  Simple , The Dedicated House, Skip to my Lou
Married Filing JointlyHome Coming,  The Princess and Her Cowboys

Tuesday
Not Just a Housewife, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia,  Sugar Bee CraftsNew NostalgiaIt's your Life,   
Get Your Crap Together  ,  BeBetsy

Wednesday
Lil’ Luna, Clean and Scentsible, Lady Behind the CurtainFamily Home and Life,  Ducks n a Row, 
VMG206

Thursday
 Bloom,  Two Yellow Birds DecorThe Busy B'sThe Taylor House.  52 Mantels,  Domesblissity,  Redfly Creations,   4 You With Love

Friday 
Tatertots and Jello,  Five Simple Things,  Craftionary,  Diana Rambles

Saturday 

Angels HomesteadPositively Splendid,  I Heart Nap TimeOr So She Says Your Homebased Mom What's Cooking with Ruthie 

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