Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ribbon And Lace American Flag Tutorial

I have a confession... my home (up until last Thursday) still had Easter/spring decor up. OK so thats not much of a juicy confession... BUT it was totally driving me nuts! So I got to work on something cute and festive for some 4th of July decor! I've created several Printables check them out {here}. And I also came up with, this lovely lace and ribbon American flag!

This project literally only cost me a few dollars.
That wood board was from the dollar tree, and so was the blue ribbon and those plastic rhinestones.
The red and white lace was from walmart.. but Ive had it on hand for several months now.
I also used spray paint.. which is cropped out of this picture. because I grabbed the wrong can for the photo. I actually just used spray paint PRIMER, which I also had on hand.

So what I did was spray painted over that mermaid wall hanging.
Then took the blue ribbon, cut 2 strips to the size I thought looked right.
Then used my hand dandy glue gun to glue it in place.
I only used glue on the side and on the very edge of the ribbon, so it wouldn't show through.

Next I cut 4 strips of red lace and 3 strips of white lace to fit across the bottom half of the flag.
I layered it down, to get an idea of how it looked before I glued it.

Again I just glued the lace to the side, pulled it tight and then glued it on the other side.
After that I cut 3 smaller pieces of red and white lace for the top part of the flag.

OOhhh pretty lace! I LOVE lace!

For some "star" embellishments I used plastic rhinestones... and just placed them in a zig zag line.
Used my glue gun to keep them in place.

And thats it! Easy fun festive lacy American flag!

Here it is up with my other decor.

Im thinking I need to go to the dollar tree and buy a couple mini American flags to put into my little Live Laugh Love Vases!

Please ignore all that dust there on those shelves and just admire the pretty flag. ;)

Yay... much better! I'm excited to have some new decor up!
And tomorrow I will give you a peek at the rest of the decor!


I love this time of Year! :)

Much Love & Hugs,

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8 comments:

  1. Cute! There is no dust on those shelves. Sometimes when I take photos for my blog I find that cleaning that I have been procrastinating on suddenly gets done. We don't want the world to see out messes after all.

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  2. I really LOVE me some Dollar Tree! So many things to by with potential... with a little creativity and imagination!

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  3. Cute!!! Thanks for sharing, I think I might make one for our home!

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  6. I love your post and all of your holiday spirit! I'm visiting from Be Different Act Normal! I’m hosting my first ever blog party and its all 4th of July-all Red, White, and Blue! I’d love for you to link up and share with me!
    http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/2011/07/4th-of-july-link-party.html

    Hope to see you over at my place soon!
    Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife
    http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com

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  7. That is beautiful! It would make a great pillow too!

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