Thursday, June 16, 2011

Flags!

Have you started decorating for the 4th yet?  Since we are leaving for the Sierras on the 4th I started early!  Put up my Banner from last year and my USA from last year has been hanging all year!  Here is a close up of that:
So when I saw Melody over at Craft Butt, don't you just love that name!, had done a cool flag, see here I was inspired to do the same!  I have a wonderful neighbor George who is a cabinet builder.  He is in his 70's and is always out working on something.  The neighbors call him 'The Mayor' cause he knows everyone!  Well I went over and asked if he had a few pieces of scrap wood.  Told him I would make him a flag too!  First I did like Melody and whitewashed the wood.  Then I measured out my stripes, yes they are wider in places, do you know what .82 is? and taped off to spray paint red.
Then the hunt for star stickers!  Geesh no one had them finally found some at Staples that were perfect, 180 for $2.49.  That is all I spent on these as I had the rest of the goodies.  Once I got my 50 stars down I got out my blue paint. and painted.  Sadly one of my stars didn't make it so I improvised and added one on the side.
See it on the left?  This is after peeling off the stars with a small paring knife and then distressing and staining.  I then gave them a quick coat of spray on poly, probably could use another coat, but I was so excited to get it up!  And here she is :
Don't you just love it!  Here is a shot from further away.
And a shot of the whole yard.
Our house is one of the ones you see as you drive into the housing tract!  I am hoping George will hang his on his gate to the right.  Now I wonder if he has more scraps of wood???

Toodles,


Laura

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5 comments:

Melody said...

That turned out REALLY cool! Bigger is definitely better!

Melody
Crafty Butt

Jami said...

Love your flag!! I have to find the time to make one this year!
Smiles!
Jami

Darcee@darceeintoodeep said...

Awesome! I want to make a variety of flags--I think it would be fun to have a collection of homemade flags. I just made one out of paint sticks, I've made one out of scrapbook paper, canvas, & a fabric/embroidery one. I'll to blog about them, but I haven't yet.

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

I love all things patriotic. I even gave birth to my daughter on July 4th to prove it! (not really, that was just a coincidence) Your flag is lovely. Thanks for sharing! :)

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Awesome! I so want to make one of these! You did a fabulous job!