FFf Eclectic Red Barn: 4th of July decorations
Showing posts with label 4th of July decorations. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 4th of July decorations. Show all posts

Saturday, June 25, 2022

4th of July Pallet Blocks

4th of July Blocks

I started to decorate with holiday items for Memorial Weekend. I made some stars and flags for a centerpiece. You can see those here

I decided to add to my collection by making some wooden blocks.  I made one blue with a star and 2 with red stripes. (they look on the pink side but are really red)

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These were easy to make. I used pallet boards to make mine. You can use any scrap of wood since they are not very large. 

I used one board cut from a pallet to cut all three of my blocks. 


How to make 4th of July blocks:
pallet board
paint
painters tape
washers
twine

1. Pallet boards are the right size.  You can use any board you have and make them whatever size you want, but mine are 3 1/2  X 5. Cut 3 pieces

2. I cut the corners off of each piece at one end. I cut them at 45 degrees. Sand lightly.

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3. I painted one of the blocks blue and then used some sand paper to rough it up. I painted both sides.

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4. I cut a star out of card stock paper and then traced it on the blue block. I painted the star white. 

5. For the red stripe ones, I painted the blocks white on both side. Once dried, I taped of some stripes and then painted them red. Once they were dried and the tape was removed, I sand the blocks a little.

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6. I drilled a hole near the top so I could add twine. I found these rusted washers so I glued them to one side. (I did not put them on both sides)

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They were easy to make and make a great addition to my 4th f July decorations.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Memorial Day Centerpiece

Memorial Day Centerpiece

Can you believe that Memorial Day is this weekend? Crazy how time flies. I wanted to make some holiday items so I looked on Pinterest and Etsy. I saw several things that I liked so I began to make some patterns. 

After some cutting, re-cutting and starting over, I was able to make all of these items on my Memorial Day table. 
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I had the wooden tray and I got the runner when I was in Pittsburgh the last time.  The mason jar is one of my grandmothers.


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The flags were easy to make. You just have to remember to put the stars on the opposite side if you want the flags to face each other. Learned that the hard way. I used wooden skewers and hot glue to hold the flag on. These flags were about 4 1/2 long and 3 inches wide.


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These stars really caught my eye. After many attempts I was able to make a pattern that worked. Stuffing them was a different story. It took a couple of tries to see what worked best, but I persevered. I added a twine bow and small bell to the front. 

In the red enamel cup is a flag pillow. I have made several of these and more stars. I think I am getting carried away. 

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These stars were the easiest once I was able to get the pattern right. I love using ticking fabric when I can. I rusted some bells and safety pins and used them on these ones. I actually found this enamel tray and was almost ready to get rid of it. Thank goodness I didn't.

I had so much fabric to work with and even the stuffing. I did have to buy some star material, but that was inexpensive. 

I am so thrilled with all of these. I can keep them up for all of the summer holidays. 


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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Easy 4th of July Decorated Bottles

Easy 4th of July Decorated Bottles

I wanted to make something "easy" for the 4th. In a previous post, Stardom Craft Liquid Markers, I showed you some wine bottles that I used the markers on. Here I will show you how I created them.


4th of July decor

Monday, July 2, 2018

Decorated Blue Bottles for the 4th

I wanted to make something "easy" for the 4th. In a previous post, Stardom Craft Liquid Markers, I showed you some wine bottles that I used the markers on. Here I will show you how I created them.


4th of July decor

Sunday, July 3, 2016

4th of July Camping Decor

I love decorating for the 4th, do you? We are camping but that doesn't mean I can't decorate our campsite. Right?

I tried to make items that would travel well and not take up too much space. 

We had a palm tree right beside our campsite that was the perfect spot to place my 4th of July decor.

Eclectic Red Barn: 4th of July Camping  with red, white and blue decor

Sunday, June 28, 2015

4th of July Centerpiece

Since we are going camping for the 4th, I wanted to make something "portable" that I could take with me. In a previous post, Stardom Craft Liquid Markers, I showed you some wine bottles that I used the markers on. Here I will show you how I created them.
4th of July decor

Sunday, June 29, 2014

4th of July Jars

We had an early 4th of July party on Friday. It was more of a dinner than a simple cook out. (Work related thing) I wanted to make things that would NOT require me to be in the kitchen all day and during the party. I made appetizers, marinated two beef tenderloins to put on the grill and decided to set up a potato bar and deserts. I wanted to have cute jars for the toppings. Something for the 4th.
Eclectic Red Barn: 4th of July jars

Thursday, June 27, 2013

4th of July Garland

I am a little late in getting my 4th of July decorations done, actually getting them started is more like it!  We are working on our deck and it is taking longer than we thought. Hopefully we will be done in time for the 4th. I needed to make something that would not take too much time so I decided to make this 4th of July garland.
Eclectic Red Barn: 4th of July Garland

This was so easy to make and I created it in two evenings as I was sitting on the couch with the dogs on my lap. Here are the directions to make this garland. 


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