Dazzle 4th of July Guests with These Projects

16 Jun

It’s less than a month until the 4th of July and all the eating, celebrating, catching up and outdoor living that this holiday brings.

We thought we’d give you some fun project ideas for preparing your home for the 4th!

1. DIY Wooden Firecrackers. How cute are these!  Directions to make them are on HoosierHomeade.com.  I like these because they are playful and unusual, and have a rustic/primitive decorating feel. 83b9dc5eac6843f760a07682d6f1bf09

2. American Flag Pallet. Yes. I posted one of these last year. Because they are so fun, and easy to do.  You can find pallets for free at a variety of local stores that receive goods in large batches.  Just start asking around and you’ll be amazed at how quickly you can come across “Oh yeah, we’ve got pallets. Come pick some up!”  Be sure to scrub the pallet with soap and water and let it dry so that it is nice and clean before you start applying paint.  To get the stars just right, you’ll probably need to make or purchase a stencil.

Found on pinterest.com

Found on pinterest.com

3. Handprint Onesie.  If you have a little one, or a new baby in the family, this is an easy project to complete.  A plain onesie and two paint colors are all you need.  If you have other children who are bigger coming to the party, you could purchase some plain white t-shirts in the needed sizes, and let them get crafty as well!

Found on pinterest.com

Found on pinterest.com

4. American Flag Mason Jars.  I love Mason Jars. In fact, I use them as drinking glasses in my home.  They add a nice comfortable Southern flair to my table every day and send the message “We don’t take ourselves too seriously here”, which we don’t.  I think these would make a great decorating item, and could even be used as a centerpiece on your outdoor or indoor table.  Painting instructions can be found on: http://www.itallstartedwithpaint.com

found on pinterest.com

found on pinterest.com

Wishing you fun painting and preparing for the 4th!

“I have lived a long time and am convinced that God governs in the affairs of men. If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? I move that prayer imploring the assistance of Heaven be held every morning before we proceed to business.”- Benjamin Franklin

To find your nearest dealer click here…  http://www.old-village.com/locator/index.php
To purchase Old Village Paint online click here…  http://colourcupboard.com
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