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!


  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.

  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!

    Our Life on a Marquee

  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

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

  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!

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

  6. Hi
    New follower. Love this blog. Heading off to visit your Etsy Shop. Hope you'll follow back

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

    Real Housewife of Singapore

  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!!

  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!!

  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!

  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

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

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

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

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

  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!


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

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

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

  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

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

  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.

  23. I featured your fun project today!


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

  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

  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

  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! :)

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

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

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

  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.

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

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

  34. Love the blocks. I'm featuring them on my blog along with some more patriotic ideas:

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


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