Monday, June 28, 2010

4th of July Decor....Finally

I finally found the time quit being so lazy to make 4th of July signs for my front step post things, click here and here to see them in the making!


I used a 1x4 for the following project.  I cut a piece 11" long, another piece 4" long and the last piece 7" long.  I set the 4" piece aside and cut the other 2 pieces into thirds.


I didn't really have to cut the boards into thirds, but it made it so much easier to paint the stripes, I didn't have to tape anything off!


After I gave my paint approximately 3 minutes and 48 seconds to dry, I glued it back together using wood glue.  After letting the wood glue sit for approximately 4 minutes, I took it out to the garage and sanded and glazed it.  I kind of wanted it to look dirty and old.


Dirty and old?  Check!  Next I cut a few stars out of vinyl to finish my flag!  The little wood block is supposed to be a firework, I was running out of time before the girls woke up from their nap, but at least it passes the red, white and blue test!




At least my front step is ready for the 4th of July!


24 comments:

Nancy said...

Very, very cute! You did a great job!

Found you at All Things Related.

Nancy

Kim said...

Very cute signs. I need to make something but, I haven't yet. I'm a procrastinator. lol

Mom_Rhonda said...

I love these!!

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

What a cute idea :) Good job! I love them!

Kristin said...

Very cute! I love your paint dry time - I'm so impatient w/ paint too, and never wait for the prescribed time before adding another coat :-) - glad I'm not the only one!

polwig said...

What a cute idea, so creative. At least you do not have to worry about stripes being even.

Julie said...

Very Cute & Patriotic! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Candace@craftysisters-nc said...

I love your signs, especially with the vinyl. Very cute!

Karie Waters said...

I don't know how I found your site but what an amazing crafter you are! I hope you don't mind that I am going to "borrow" many of your ideas! Keep inspiring...

Kelsey said...

oooh soo cute. I love the little puzzle flag :) That's what it makes me think of anyways. I lovve it!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Love the flag!!! Thanks for joining us for another great Anything Related! ~Bridgette

Kelsey said...

What's blog etiquette for answering questions?? haha. I never know if I should answer them at the other person's blog or on my post. LOL. So I guess I'm here... I used the Ashlyn Alphabet cartridge on my plaque :)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

They look great!!! :)

Sandra said...

Fun signs to welcome in the 4th of July...great craft! Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hi.

Tami said...

Cute July signs....Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

Have a great week!

Sam said...

Great job!!! I love it!

Sam
Mom. Undecided.
http://momundecided.blogspot.com/
(Come one over - I'm having a giveaway this week!)

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Your front porch looks great. I still need to get mine ready for the 4th.

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

Oh I LOVE that you hung a flag from your awesome posts (which I still intend to make!!) I love it!

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Great project. Thanks for sharing!

Kathy@DandelionsandDustBunnies said...

I really like the posts you have the signs hanging from. I have some extra fence post and now know exactly what to do with it. Great idea. Thanks for sharing. Love it.

Mine for the Making said...

I love your signs. I esp love the posts they are hung from! Did you make those?? I am a newer follower of your blog...if you posted this on your blog will you send me the link please? Would LOVE to make those!!

shopannies said...

your porch looks great and I love the signs. I have a tendency to love old and dirty look as well

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

What a great sign! I love how it turned out! Sooo cute!

Thanks for linking up at www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

I hope to see you Friday for another link party!

Tricia Cooperrider said...

Do you seal your vinyl onto your signs with anything? I live in an area with all 4 seasons and want to make sure I don't do the same work every year!

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