Sunday, June 30, 2013

Cabinet Door Flag by Under My Umbrella

Hey all :)  It's Melinda from Under My Umbrella.  I love the 4th of July and am happy to start this party with a flag theme.  I love our country, the freedoms we enjoy, the people who got us here and the people who are fighting to keep it this way.  I'm the type of person who gets chills when the National Anthem is played.  My favorite part is....

And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there.

Our good old flag!!!  Let's get started and check out my not so traditional flag...

As I said before I love the 4th of July and have a lot of flag crafts around my house.  I wanted to do something slightly different and came up this cabinet door burlap flag.

It was easy to make but took some time.  My good friend had a pipe break in her house resulting in a flood.  She had to replace her cabinets and gave me all of the water damaged ones to share with my crafty friends.  I sanded down one and painted it.

Next I cut my burlap.  Burlap can be tricky to cut straight.  If you pull one string out you have a guide of how to cut it straight.  I cut out strips and a square for my flag.

 I then used mod podge to keep everything in place.  It did a great job and actually keeps the burlap from fraying.  For the stars I grabbed a good old dollar store book I had around and cut the shapes from the pages.  Easy and cute!

I hope everyone has some fun plans for the 4th!  Be safe and I can't wait to see what the other girls of WYLTC come up with.  I love to copy their projects for my home :)