Friday, July 2, 2010

My Last Patriotic Project

Okay - this will be my last patriotic project for this year!
After all - the 4th of July is only 2 days away!

In Utah we celebrate the 24th of July, too. It's Pioneer Day - and we celebrate it in much the same way as we do the 4th. Barbecues and Fireworks and lots of red, white and blue. That makes it possible to stretch my Patriotic Decor all the way through August 1 :)

I needed something patriotic, but in a non-traditional (meaning not red, white and blue!) for my entry table.  Here's what I came up with.

I started with a scrap piece of bead board and am ikea frame (still in the plastic!) that I found in my basement.

Then I traced a metal star - temporarily stolen from my son's cowboy room - onto the bead board.

Then I hot glued penny's onto the star shape, overlapping some here and there to get the best coverage.
I attached my bead board to the back of my ikea frame (now spray painted white) and in less than 20 minutes was done with this one. Nothing's better than a 20 minute project, right?

I LOVE the copper against the white. It seems patriotic enough to me - after all, that's USA Currency, baby!
By the way - does this count as defacing money? Can I go to jail for this?


Bethany @ The Paper Pony said...

Totally worth jail time:) So cute!

BigSis LilSis said...

Another winner! This is great!!

Leah J. said...

I am truly in love with all of your projects! I've been a blog stalker for a while now, but I couldn't resist leaving a comment. I'm a creative at heart, but I lack the creativity to come up with ideas. Your ideas are all beautiful! Crafting has become such an important outlet for me. Thank you for sharing your talent and creativity!!!

the thrifty ba said...

you can use it for presidents day too! (assuming they are lincoln side up!) i do love the whole month of july being all about family/food/patriotic fun!

Jeanette said...

What a great idea!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love it!!!

Jessica said...

Simply adorable...

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