Ginger Snap Crafts: {blast from the past} patriotic blocks ~ tutorial

28 June 2012

{blast from the past} patriotic blocks ~ tutorial

OK…here’s a blast from the past! 
Last June I posted these patriotic blocks!
Thought I’d share it again! 
 
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.
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.  I used the Missed Your Exit font.
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!
 

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