Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth of July!

"You have to love a nation that celebrates it's independence every July 4TH, not with a parade of guns, tanks and soldiers, who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but, it is patriotism. " ~ Erma Bombeck

In honor of July 4Th- I made these Flag Luminaries. I bought the flags at Michael's ( got them for 50% off, so I spent a total of $2 for the four mini flags). I re purposed two glass jars ( they're the same size )- used spray adhesive on the flags to glue them to the jars. Then Mod Podged the flags ( making sure I didn't get any on the jar) to make sure the flags didn't come off the jar. I found the idea on the Mod Podge blog.

Here's a close up of the luminaries. I wrapped twine ( I bought a large spool from the hardware store a few years ago- for about $4 I've been able to use it on countless projects) around the lip of the jars several times. The smaller jar is one I frosted last year using a template I created with my Cricut. I needed something smaller to set off the luminaries (*things always seem to look better in sets of three*).

Here's a birds eye view of the luminaries- all lighted up. This project came together easily- with very little mess ( though, my fingers did get sticky when I used the spray adhesive! Not really sure how to avoid that..)- I'm excited to try it again using pieces of scrap material. Looks like a trip to Joann's is in my future. I need to check out their remnants section.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a safe, fun- filled Fourth.