Monday, June 17, 2013

4th of July Craziness!

 I went a little crazy last week making 4th of July crafts!  It was so much fun.
I'm teaching a class on these firecrackers tomorrow morning.  They are pretty easy and but large.  The tallest one is 30", then 24", and the smallest is 16".  They are cut out of 4x4 posts.  Then, painted red, white and blue.  I used vinyl from Chatty Walls as a stencil and after I painted the words and stars on, pulled off the vinyl and threw it away.  I distressed them with a sander and on the white one, I went over it with a wood stain.  I drilled a hole in the top and glued rope in it, then burned the ends of the ropes so they wouldn't unravel.  I love how they turned out!
 This was a super easy craft.  My friend had made a few prints of this design that she found online and we stuck it in a frame.  :)  Tied a little burlap and fabric on the side.  Done.  Hehe.
 These pillows are burlap and we stuck vinyl down as a stencil and then spray painted them.  When they were dry, we pulled off the vinyl and I just LOVE how they turned out.  Then I sewed up the pillows, stuffed them, and called them good enough.  The vinyl for these also came from Chatty Walls.  
Lastly I made a 2 point pennant banner for my mantel.  Each pennant is  9" long and 6" wide.  The entire banner is 9 feet long.  We tied burlap and remnants of the fabrics we used between the pennants.  I am pleased with the way it turned out!  My house feels super festive now!

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