Saturday, July 4, 2009

It's A Flag Project for the 4th !

Stella and I hope everyone has had an absolutely wonderful 4th!

My sweet husband is on night shift tonight, but took time out to help me finish this little project. I had seen Jen's flag here, and she was so kind to send me the dimensions last year. I was determined that even if this was my entertainment for today I would complete it, today, and here it is!

And yes, I know the stars are not completely straight. Being a little obsessive it bothered me for a little while, but I am happy with my completed project. And yes, I did get all 50 stars on there!

It is made out of yardsticks, and one square of wood for the stars. I was planning on distressing it with some stain, but when I used the sander, that was all it needed. I used a red primer on the yardsticks which gave it the distressed look that I was going for. Now I have a wonderful piece of decor for the 4th, or Memorial Day. I will probably leave mine up through August, so I can continue to enjoy it. Again hope you had a safe and Happy 4th!



Stacey said...

That's a great flag that you will enjoy for years to come. :) Glad that worked out!

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

Jackie it looks AMAZING... I love the sanding!
BTW it's linked to my fabric freak post... hahahaha {no flag}

I think I may sand mine now! It turned out GREAT!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

LOVE the both!!! : )

Michelle said...

You did a great job! I'm new to your blog and just wanted to say how nice I think it is...will definitely be back to visit :) Have a wonderful day!

(Treasure the Moment blog)

Nicole A. said...

I love it! You did a wonderful job on this, it looks so great!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! Hope to see you again!

Jennifer said...

Wow - it looks awesome! How fun to make something so cute with our own hands.....I personally, am the one who keeps all the crafty folks in business - by buying! :)

Hope you had a great holiday weekend!!

Christine said...

I love it when others dressed up their pets.

Infarrantly Creative said...

OMG that is stinkin cute and your doggie all patriotic is adorable too!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

What a fun and cool project. I love that it is made with yardsticks.

Claudia said...

What a beautiful project!!

I think for the summer that could be something one could leave out the entire time!!

I love it... sending this to my BIL -- he is the one that is so creative-- maybe he will get my suttle HINT!

thanks for the inspiration!
TTFN~~Claudia ♥

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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