Happy Birthday America! For our fourth of July we spent our day very similar to most Saturdays around here, doing house projects:). We bought some trees for our yard (more on that to come:), Jason was busy remaking furniture (more on that to come too:) and I was busy cleaning out our oldest son’s bedroom (he is at the shore with my family…. the only time to truly clean my kids rooms is when they are away) and making a Patriotic sign.
Jason cut some MDF for me ( small boards available at Home Depot) and I measured lines, traced star cookie cutters and penciled in a flag for it. Notice how my lines aren’t exactly straight? That’s why Jason does most of the cutting around here:).
I added red, white and blue craft paint while Jason watched Diners, Drive in’s and Dives (we FINALLY got cable:).
To make my sign a little different I added a picture of our first president, George Washington. I was back and forth whether to put it vertically or horizontally.
Here is a link to the picture online. I loved that the picture was an already an oval shape so all I did was cut it out. I first tried to decoupage it but it just didn’t look right and the picture bubbled so I printed out another picture of GW and glued it on with Elmers glue. Lastly I added some gold paint to finish it off.
We were blessed at the end of the day with something truly July 4th, fireworks in our yard!!! We had been away the last 2 holidays so we didn’t know that we could see fireworks from our own house. We had sent the kids to bed when soon after Ryan came running downstairs to tell us he could see fireworks from his bedroom window. We ran back outside to see not one but two firworks shows on either sides of our house. Woo Hoo:).
I hope you all had a safe and fun holiday weekend! Feel free to pin this for next year:).
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