Hello and I hope you are all enjoying the first few days of summer! We only have a few more weeks until the fourth of July gets here. I don't know if you do any entertaining or go to any summer parties, but I wanted to share this cheap and easy patriotic craft with you today.
I don't know about all of you but I love decorating/crafting for the holidays but I don't want to spend a lot of money. Really, I think this is true for most of us. I like to use things that I have on hand around the house. I came across this idea from Sweet Something Designs blog. Also, please go read Sweet Something Designs blog if you get a chance. Michelle the blog owner lost her battle with cancer earlier in the year. She was a very kind and talented person!
I started out with these glass pickle jars! There are so many crafts you can make with glass jars.
To remove the labels I soaked them in some dish soap and warm water. The labels peeled right off.
I found a 3 pack of the small American flags in the dollar spot at Target. I put the jars on top of the flags to flatten them out. They were a little curled up from being in the package.
I removed the wooden sticks from the flag and was careful to not rip the flag when taking out the staples. I then used roll on adhesive tape (it can be found just about anywhere that sells crafts) to the back of flag. I lined up the flag with the jar. You can't really mess this part up because the flag fit perfectly on to the jar.
After I taped the flag onto the jar I used a few coats of Mod Podge to make it stick to the jar better.
I added a little twine to the top of the jar to make it look less like a pickle jar. I used gorilla glue and a clothespin to keep the twine in place until the glue dried.
I added some tea lights to the jar and instant outdoor lighting was created. They look so pretty at night! Um, somebody should really paint those steps. Although, I kind of dig the chippy white paint look. ;)
It's amazing what you can make with the stuff you already have on hand. I hope you are all enjoying your summer!
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