Ginger Snap Crafts: fab friday {4th of July}

fab friday {4th of July}

4th of July is right around the corner.
Seriously, the 4th of July is my favorite holiday.
Fireworks, cooking out, family time & being proud to be American.
What could be better than that?
{Plus it's 4 days before my wedding anniversary! :)}


Here's how I made my super easy, {cheap!} and of course, very cute 4th of July decor.


Up first is this super cute flag.
I know you've seen 2x4 flags floating around blogland.
So, here's my version.
My hubby used a 2x4 but for the "stripes"
he cut them in half,
 trimmed them 
& made them fit together perfectly.
{Isn't he smart & like I've said before so handy!}



I painted the pieces red, white & blue.
For my star, I cut a star with my Silhouette & used it like a stencil.
I painted my block white, applied the vinyl, painted it blue & then removed the vinyl.
Voila!  There's a perfect star.  Super easy!


Stack your blocks back up!


Add a bow.


All done!  So easy & cute!


Now for the USA blocks.


For my blocks I just used a 2x4 again {cut it into 4 inch blocks}.
Painted them red, white & blue, of course. :)


Applied the vinyl.
Then you can stack them however you'd like, vertical or horizontal.


Or add a bow like I did.


There you go- all done.


Display them together & you've got a fun, festive 4th of July mantel.
Let the celebration begin!  Happy Birthday, America!


Did you notice my follower count is creeping ever so closer to the 500 mark?
I am so excited.  I'm amazed and humble at all the support
my little blog has gotten since I started just under 3 months ago.
You guys are awesome.  Thank you so much.

Tomorrow I'll be doing a giveaway for a completed set of the USA blocks.
{So make sure you check back ToMoRoW to enter.}

For today, the first 3 FolLoWeRs who comment on this post will receive the USA vinyl for FreE!!!
All you'll need to do is supply the wood, paint & a little elbow grease & you'll have some cute blocks, too.
{Please leave me your email, so I can contact you!}

Have a fabulous weekend!

35 comments:

  1. Ooooh I'm the first to comment! I love reading your blog (came over from Emilee of Sweetly Made) and I LOVE these cute block ideas. But one small thing...reading your blog gives me cricut envy ;) the things you make are SO CUTE! I know what's on my Christmas list this year!

    and my email is mandybvoges at gmail.

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  2. I love these! Right now our dining room is done in an Americana theme and this would fit in perfectly! Unfortunately we just sold our house so I don't have anywhere to display them! Definitely going to have to bookmark this for the future! Keep up the amazing work!

    Amanda
    Our Life on a Marquee
    www.theobanions.blogspot.com

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  3. I love this! I am a follower of your site and love checking in to see what you're up to! I recently did a tutorial on a beach bag. I did it in colors for 4th of July. Check it out at http://artsyvava.blogspot.com/2011/06/best-beach-bag-ever.html.
    Virginia

    P.S. My cricut is one of the best Christmas presents I ever got!

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  4. This is a very cute craft. I am really into patriotic decor! I am pinning this to my Pinterest board so I can remember to make it! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Cute idea!
    500 followers on 3 months! WoW!
    I've been bloging since March and still only have 6...how did you get so many? any tips?

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  6. Hi
    New follower. Love this blog. Heading off to visit your Etsy Shop. Hope you'll follow back
    http://welldressedcupcakes.blogspot.com

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  7. wow, cute projects. I might have to do something similar. USA stuff is hard to come by in Singapore!! great post.

    Paula
    Real Housewife of Singapore

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  8. Those USA blocks are SO cute, and congrats on nearly 500!! You are doing SO well and it's no surprise your blog is awesome!!

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  9. I love those!! You did a great job....I might just copy!! :) The picture of you family is just adorable. I have a large family and would love to have a true picture of our crazy family just like that one!!

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  10. Hi Ginger! I found your link up on naptime crafters and your blocks turned out great-so professional looking (like I would pay money for them :)). I just bought some wood from Home Depot and have been trying to decide what 4th of july craft I want to do with them and this just may be it! Love your blog and am excited to be a new follower!
    Angela

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  11. Hi new follower here! I love your blog! I will def be visiting often, especially tomorrow for the give away!!
    Hope you follow back
    www.mommatotallyinlove.com

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  12. Hi Ginger. For some reason my email was rejected when I replied to your earlier email. My email is artsyvava@gmail.com.
    I'm so excited that I won the vinyl!

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  13. coming over from TT&J. Super cute idea! I'll have to save this one for next year. Thanks for the great tutorial!

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  14. So dang cute! I love it all:) Great job!!

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  15. Very cute indeed!! Your 4th of July decor is fabulous!! Hugs, antonella :-)

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  16. Such a fun idea! The 4th of July is my favorite holiday, and these are so festive! I am loving your blog, and am your newest follower! Thanks for showing off!

    Carlee
    www.ladybirdln.com

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  17. SO creative!! I love it. Perfect decoration for the 4th! Yes you are SO close to 500! I am # 588 :)

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  18. Oops I meant 488! But you know what I mean! 500 is so exciting and you have a GREAT blog..you will be there soon!

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  19. Love the 4th of July Decor you made. Wish I could be so crafty. Connie from www.girltechdivas.com following back! Have a great week!

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  20. Found your blog through Design It Chic's Boost My Blog Friday.

    Enjoying the posts & even though I'm Canadian get a kick out of your stars & stripes/USA craft - super fun & festive! May try something similar for Canada Day (July 1st)

    Looking forward to reading more..
    Julia @ Baker Hill Homes
    http://bakerhillhomes.blogspot.com/

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  21. Very cute. I may have to try to make these. Thanks for sharing!

    http://btanders.blogspot.com

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  22. great looking 4th of july decor! I'm pinning this!

    Hello from your Newest follower :)

    Love the Site! I hope you'll come check out my site and follow me as well.

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  23. I featured your fun project today!

    Carlee
    www.ladybirdln.com

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  24. These are so awesome! I love them! Thanks so much for the tutorial...so much easier than they looked at first glance! I'm going to have to try these and add to my 4th decor!

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  25. Love the blocks!!! I need to get going on my 4th of July Decor atat!!


    Would love to invite you to join our party at - Nothing But Country Hope to see you there. :)

    --Mary Beth @ Nothing But Country

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  26. Oh my heck these are adorable. I just found your blog through a linky party and I am so excited that I did I am your newest follower. Come and say hi I love visitors :)

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW
    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

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  27. I live in Australia - but I still love the blocks! :) Brilliant idea. How on earth did your blog grow so quickly? You are amazing! :)

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  28. These are adorable!!! Thanks so much for sharing! :-)

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  29. Super cute. 2x4s come in handy for some many fun projects. Love this!!

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  30. love it! I'm featuring you tomorrow at naptimecrafters.blogspot.com

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  31. These are so adorable! I Love them! Thanks so much for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party! I'll be featuring this tomorrow.

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  32. Very cute!
    Thank you so much for linking to {nifty thrifty things} last week!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  33. I love these USA blocks! What is the font you used?

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  34. Love the blocks. I'm featuring them on my blog along with some more patriotic ideas: http://controllingcraziness.blogspot.com/2012/06/inspiration-for-weekend-25-4th-of-july.html

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  35. Did you use your Silhouette for the USA letters?

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