Thursday, July 4, 2013

4th Of July Banner Crafty Sisters

Happy 4th of July!
Candace and I hope you are having a wonderful holiday
and we're excited to share our cute little wood Patriotic banner with you!
It's pretty simple~we just made elongated pennants approximately 4 x 10 inches.
We cut them from 1/8" MDF, it's perfect for banners, not too heavy, not too thick, and makes them
a whole lot sturdier to store and hang.
What made these pennants fun was that we cut out a separate piece to layer on the top.
Scallop, round and triangle edges add a bit of pop and depth to each pennant.

I find that my banners all end up looking very similar though, I can resist to bejewel them
for a little pop!  I guess it's okay to go along with today's "sparklers" right?!
Wishing you the best from Crafty Sisters and a very grateful thanks for all those
who serve to make our freedom possible!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

{One Board} Flag from Craft Goodies

Hey there everyone! 
Happy Birthday to America wishes coming at you from Wendy at Craft Goodies.
I have a little confession to make. I didn't make a project this month...
Here's the deal. I was a bit stumped by the theme for this month. I already have a flag piece that I love. I tossed around a few more ideas but kept coming back to my original flag. So why try and re-do something that I already smile at every time I see it hanging on my front door?
I couldn't.
Instead I decided to share the original tutorial for my Easy {One Board} Flag.
I hope you enjoy it--
You need a 1x4x6 and some scrap cardboard.
A little bit of craft wire and some paint. That's it.

Cut the 1x4 into 4 pieces.
1 Header @ 12 inches long
2 small stripes @ 15 inches long each
1 long stripe @ 16.5 inches long
Paint the boards, header = blue,
small stripes = red,
long stripe = white
Drill holes into the stripes so they can be wired together.
 4 in the white stripe, one in each corner about half an inch in. 
2 in each of the red stripes, in the corners that match up with the holes drilled into the white stripe.
Thread a piece of wire through the holes, twist together, and then give a little curl to the ends.
Line up the header across the top of the stripe pieces.
Drill 3 holes along the bottom of the header and coordinating holes into the top center of each stripe.
Wire the header to the stripes.
Add two more holes across the top of the header to create a wire hanger. Wire pieces together.
Make your stars next.
Draw them out onto the cardboard then cut them out.
Separate the cardboard layers to create some texture.

Paint the stars, distress the edges if you'd like.
Glue the stars onto your flag.
Almost done!
 Add a few embellishments like ribbon, buttons, berries, or glitter.

(You could add some lettering like "Stars & Stripes", "Old Glory", "Bless the "USA" etc.)
Find a spot to display your work, and enjoy!
Can you see why I love it so much? Super simple and oh so cute! So grab a board and show your pride...Happy (Independence Day) Crafting!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Flag inspired USA- Sassy Sanctuary

Hello everyone!  Krystal from Sassy Sanctuary here.  I'm so excited to be here for another round of Wood You Like to Craft!  Its seems like life this year has been so crazy busy that I just don't find the time to craft like I use to.  (I'm sure it has nothing to do with the baby and now having 3 kids) So I just love having the WYLTC gals give me that push to create something.  Because each time I do I remember why I love crafting!!

4th of July is my very favorite holiday.  So I love all things red, white, and blue!  And my project this month was SO super simple.  All I did was get some U-S-A letters from the craft store and add scrapbook paper to them and a star.  Simple.

But they are SO cute!  Sometimes the simplest projects are the most rewarding.

Keeping with the "flag" theme I did the U in a blue, and the S and A in a red and white stripe.  (OK... its a chevron.  But if you think about a waving flag the stripes would kinda look like a chevron pattern.... right?  right?)

And I decided not to add 50 stars.  One was going to have to do. (But its a sparkly one so that makes up for it!)

But I still think that anyone looking at it would get the idea that its supposed to be a USA flag.  ;)

But the BEST part about my USA is that it made me finally put my mantle display together!

I have been a total slacker at changing out my mantle display and it was definitely time to take the Easter bunnies down!  I am loving this vignette!  Its my favorite one I've done for awhile.

Of course the star of the show is the U-S-A...

 but I also make a pinwheel banner out of scrapbook paper...

And added my fire crackers from a few years back with some mason jars and greenery.

I'm just loving the whole thing.

So once again, thanks for the inspiration!

Be sure to be back tomorrow to see what adorable thing Wendy came up with!

Thanks for reading!