Wednesday, June 20, 2012

4th of July Flag Blocks

 Like I said before I didn't really have much 4th of July decor
So this year I have made a few things 
and it was so much fun to have them out this month and
I am going to love seeing all the red, white and blue through 
the month of July as well

We are in the process of painting our basement apartment right now
so I have nothing on the walls and it is kinda weird
So it is nice to have a little bit of decor and color up
on my sofa table and entertainment center
for the fourth 
Just enough that I feel like my house is still cute

Speaking of painting I am super excited 
because we are painting the whole apartment a really pretty Gray
So far we have painted Monday and Tuesday this week
and we have a few walls done
I am getting a little done each day during M's nap time
and a second coat when he goes to bed at night
I am already getting tired of it but know it will be worth it
Because I LOVE the walls we have finished so far
Anyone wanna come help to make it go faster :)
Just let me know 
P.S. painting a whole apartment while 30 weeks prego is tiring 

ok ok enough about painting lets get to how I made these
 adorable 4th of July Flag blocks shall we 
They are sooooo easy and I love how it turned out

What you will need:

-a 2X4 piece of wood 27-30 9inches long 
(I got mine for 51 cents in the Home Depot Clearance Wahoo!)
-A saw to cut your wood
-A tape measure
-Red, White and Blue craft paint
-Sponge paint brushes
-Wood Stain
-Wood Glue or hot glue
-Wood start 
(I got mine at Michaels for 25 cents)

What I did:

First things first you need to cut your wood
I meaured and marked mine and had my hubby cut it for me :)
He is so sweet
You are going to want two 7 inch pieces, two 3.5 inch pieces
and two 3 inch pieces

***Hint if you are going to go buy some 2X4 check the 
clearance wood section first 
I got all this wood plus there was some extra for only 51 cents 

 The reason why I had two pieces cut at a 3.5 and two piece cut at a 3 inch
instead of four at 3.5 inches is because
like you can tell in the first picture when you lay the wood 
on the right straight up it is too tall
so I cut two of the piece at 3 inches and like you
can tell in the second picture that made it all even and perfect 

 Once all my wood was cut by my adorable husband 
It was time to paint 
You are going to paint one 7 inch piece and one 3.5 inch piece white
one 7 inch piece and one 3.5 piece red
and one 3 inch piece blue 
I also painted the wood star white 

After these were all painted I glued the two 3 inch pieces together to make 
it thicker 
Next I sanded down the edges on all the wood pieces and the star
to make it a more worn look 
then lastly I got out some wood stain I had
Called Early American
and I stained all the exposed wood including where I had sanded down on 
all the edges 
I just felt like the stain finished it off nicely
and it gave it the worn look i wanted

The very last thing I did was glue the wood star onto the blue blocks
and stacked them up in order 

 All done! Maddux calls it my pretty flag :)
and the whole thing only cost me 76 cents  
because I had everything on hand except the start and 2 X 4

Stay tuned for a couple more 4th of July crafts just in time for 
the fun holiday coming up 
You can also check out my Patriotic Wreath tutorial HERE

If you have any other questions on this tutorial 
Feel free to Email me at

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Happy Crafting 


  1. This is such a clever idea! You did an awesome job :).

    Mrs. Delightful

  2. So cute! Love that Early American Stain. It's my favorite! Have a great rest of the week:)

  3. These are em. Thanks for sharing.

  4. This is so cute! Perfect for a 4th of July mantel. I'd love if you linked this up to my link party!!


  5. CUTE! Love them! and your cute little family! Thanks for linking up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We hope to see you again! -The Sisters

  6. Such a clever and cheap idea! I love when projects only cost a little!

    Home Depot here I come! Woot!

  7. It's darling, Whitney! I love it- and I totally agree, the stain at the end just finishes it off perfectly. Be careful painting Mama- don't let those fumes get to you. ;)

  8. These are adorable. These would be the perfect craft to do with my Young Women. Thanks for sharing the tutorial, and Thanks for linking up to the Point of View linky! Hope you'll join us again next month!

  9. Very cute! That might even be a decoration that I would copy... I hate to dust things. Anyway, coming to you from the blog hop. have a fabulous weekend!



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