July 2, 2011

Last minute 4th craft!

To make this you will need:

3- square pieces of wood (we used a 4x4)
red, white and blue paint
brown paint to distress (if wanted)
sand paper (also if desired look)
2 wooden stars
Vinyl 4th of July sayings

Paint your blocks red, white and blue.  Sand the edges, then use the brown paint and paint over the entire block, wiping it off as  you go before it is dry.  For the top and bottom pieces just place the vinyl directly on the block.  The stars we nailed on the middle block.  However, I'm sure you noticed the crack down the center of my stars, I would suggest just gluing them on.  From far away the cracks are not noticeable but obviously up close they are.  Enjoy your new decoration!!!!  This seriously was like a last minute craft for us the other night and we whipped it out in probably a half hour.  Super easy and not time consuming.  I also really liked the look without the brown glaze over the top.





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13 comments:

  1. Hi there -- I found your adorable craft through Young & Crafty's linky party. I'll be using it as one of my features on my Sunday Share tomorrow Sunday 7/3. I hope you can stop by for a visit and maybe consider grabbing the Featured Me button for your blog.

    Tracy - Craft Junkie Too

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  2. Great job on the blocks!! Can't wait to make them. You could customize it to whatever you wanted! Love this!!

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  3. these are amazing! so cute and you did such a great job! I found your blog through a link party at six sisters stuff and LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  4. Do you sell the vinyl cut outs?
    I am interested in buying them.

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    1. Keri, I haven't started selling anything yet. If you want to email me your address at nawagstaff@yahoo.com, I would be happy to mail the vinyl for these to you.

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  5. These are great! I hope you'll add this one to my Patriotic Project Parade.

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/06/patriotic-project-parade-linky-party.html

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  6. where do I get the vinyl lettering, or is this something people are making themselves now at home? is this something that the ""cricut"" (sp) cuts out? Interested but not sure where to get the lettering for a lot of craft ideas that i am seeing. I love the 4th of July blocks.

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    1. I have a Cricut machine and I am sure that you could cut the letters out providing you have a cartridge that has the alphabet--I am thinking of making these blocks but instead of vinyl lettering, I plan on using glitter card stock.

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  7. This project is great. Where did you get the blocks from?

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  8. I am very interested in getting some vinyl for blocks. I have the Cricut mini and cannot figure out how to make files print on it which are not Cricut cartridges. Is there anyway to print on a Cricut images which are not on a Cricut cartridge? I don't know how to get Zip files on the cricut. Is there anyway that you could teach me how to use this Cricut? I need a tutor. My Email is deblively.dl@gmail.com

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  9. I love Americana and the things you make are very beautiful. I want to check out Americana parade after I get done with this page.

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  10. I love Americana and the things you make are very beautiful. I want to check out Americana parade after I get done with this page.

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  11. I am very interested in getting some vinyl for blocks. I have the Cricut mini and cannot figure out how to make files print on it which are not Cricut cartridges. Is there anyway to print on a Cricut images which are not on a Cricut cartridge? I don't know how to get Zip files on the cricut. Is there anyway that you could teach me how to use this Cricut? I need a tutor. My Email is deblively.dl@gmail.com

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