Hey y’all, hey! I’m back from a girl’s trip to Destin, Florida! Just before the trip, my twin boys graduated from high school! It’s been a busy, but fun couple of weeks. Now that things have settled down, let’s get crafty with this sign that costs next to nothing to make! Follow along here, or with the videos below.
Something happened while I was live, so there are two parts today!
Amazon: beads, Mod Podge, Scrabble letters, rusted stars Click here to check out my favorite crafting supplies (This is an Amazon affiliate link and I may receive a small compensation for items purchased from this link.)
Debi’s Design Diary DIY Paint: White Swan
Walmart: Giant Craft Sticks
Dollar Tree: Board sign, metal “home” (came from a previous DT sign), wood “Brave” letters
Hobby Lobby: Patriotic scrapbook paper
This board came from Dollar Tree and is perfect for my project today! I plucked the metal “home” from another sign and I’ll be raising it, the stars and letters up with beads. You’ll see that shortly!
For my strips of paper, I just traced the craft sticks and cut out scrapbook paper. Now let’s go make it!
I used Mod Podge to adhere the strips to the craft sticks.
Then I trimmed the sticks with my tin snips to fit my surface.
Some of them needed a bit more of a trimmy-trim, and scissors worked just fine.
I placed my sticks onto the surface to see how they all fit.
One end was just a bit too wide, so I marked it and then cut it down.
Next, I sanded down the edges of some of the craft sticks and then hot glued the sticks to my surface.
And boom! We have a beautiful patriotic background!
Next, I painted the stars, the word “home” and the letters “brave”. I gave them two coats of White Swan. I sanded the stars just a bit to bring back some of the rust.
I dried mine with my heat tool, but you can set it aside to dry if you like.
The little beads are just a teeny bit blurry, but you can see they have holes in them for stringing. They are pretty flat, so they also work well to lift up the letters that are too small for the blocks I usually use. I just hot glued them on wherever they fit best on the letters and stars.
I love how easy this project was! It definitely sets the tone for July 4 celebrations!
I hope you will let me know what you think of today’s project. I love to read your comments!
Thanks so much for stopping by,