The red, white and blue in this craft makes me think of summer, July 4 picnics and fireworks! All you need are some Dollar Tree supplies and you’ll be ready for some summer too!
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Amazon: Scrabble letters, sanding sponge, quick beader, paint scraper, heat tool, tin snips (This is an Amazon affiliate link and I may receive a small compensation for items purchased from this link.)
Walmart: Waverly Antique Wax, giant craft sticks
Dollar Tree: Beads and stars ornaments, round wood shapes, blank surface
Let’s get started!
First, I used my Waverly Antique Wax to paint the edges of my surface. You can use any brown paint, just water some down a bit.
Paint the edges before putting down the craft sticks so you can be a little messy with it!
Cut the first craft stick and then measure the rest with it.
The craft sticks are held together with two more craft sticks on what will be the back. You see it is set inside the frame, that’s just to be sure it fits. I just pried it up and took it out.
Now it’s time to paint.
But first, some of that glue thought it would be a bit bossy, but my scraper showed it who’s boss today!
Just scrape away any excess glue that might have “fallen through the cracks”.
Then, just paint and either heat dry or set aside to dry!
Be sure to do another dry fit before you glue it down. It might be snug, but you can see in my video that I used my scraper tool to pry mine up.
I used these little wood rounds so my stars would be easier to glue onto my surface. The stars are dimensional, so the wood fills in that high space in the center of each one.
You don’t have to have these exact rounds. You can use the square cubes, half wood beads, or anything that will fill the center of your stars so you can glue them on to your surface.
I use E6000 glue when gluing onto metal. E6000 is a stronger hold and takes longer to dry, so I also use hot glue for a quick set. Remember that hot glue on metal makes the metal hot, girl!
This white star blended in a bit with my surface, so I dry brushed some Waverly Antique Wax to help it stand out.
My wood block on the red star was a little too high, so I sanded it down a smidge.
I positioned my letters and stars where I wanted to glue them. I used hot glue and started with the red star, skipped the white, then glued the blue. By gluing the white last, I can be sure everything is evenly spaced, and the white star has to be closer to the top of my sign so they will all fit.
Next I just glued on my letters with hot glue.
We’re gonna use those beads, girl!
You can see a link to the bead threader in the supplies list. It’s at Amazon. These threaders make stringing beads a BREEZE!
I put a little hot glue on both ends of my twine and twisted each of them into a point so they would go through the existing holes on my frame.
And how stinkin’ cute is this, y’all!
Let me know in the comments if you are about ready for some outdoor celebrating! I read all of your comments, and appreciate you so much.
Thank you for stopping by,
Michelle Maxey says
Cute projects and fun recipes in this blog! I don’t get on fb anymore – it was wasting too much of my day, but quick scrolling your blog makes it easy to keep up with your crafting and cooking!