Hello, Friends! It's Kathy here, with some Star Spangled 4th of July home decor projects to share with you. These 3 projects were all made with Authentique's Honor collection.
If ever there was a holiday that called for a banner, the 4th of July is it! This beauty is hanging on the mantle in my living room, and I find I want to sing "America the Beautiful" every time I pass by. I know it's hard to see all the details in this photo, so I have some close up shots to share with you.
Each pennant measure 4" wide x 6" tall, so the banner spans about 3 feet from end to end. These gorgeous Red Jeweled Flowers make me think of sparklers! The Navy Crushed Ribbon is topped with a cluster of Red Jeweled Flowers and Mini White Mixed Blossoms. To keep with the red, white and blue color palette, I added a Royal Blue Sugared Mini Blossom to the cluster in the lower corner.
Ribbon streamers, burlap loops and Petaloo flowers are paired up between each pennant to create a festive feel. And I love this vintage Liberty image!
I wanted this sweet image to be right at the heart of the banner. Just look at those precious faces! Vintage Velvet Lilacs in Royal Blue look smashing with Red Vintage Velvet Minis and an Ivory Textured Blossom.
The color match between these Petaloo Flowers and the Authentique papers couldn't be more perfect!
I'm so very thankful for the men and women who have chosen to serve in our military. This touching image reminds me that every single one of them leaves behind loved ones who cherish them. We do salute you, and thank you for your service!
To go along with my mantle display, I altered an old glass milk bottle and dressed it up for the 4th of July.
The bottle was painted with a layer of gesso. When that had dried, I painted it with Deco Art Whisper Glass paint. The final coat was Ranger Picket Fence Distress Crackle paint and I love the way it chipped and peeled! The bottle was filled with pinwheels from the Dollar Store. I painted some sparklers red and blue, then wrapped the wires around some Burgundy and White Sugared Blossoms. This really dressed that old glass bottle up for the holiday!
Since I had all these goodies out on my work desk, I used the leftover bits and bobs to create a special card to match the ensemble.
This Blue Vintage Velvet Peony is a show stopper! I glued it to some sparklers and then tucked a shabby chic bow made with custom dyed seam binding beneath it. The background paper was dry embossed with a star folder, then tapped with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. The "Cherish" chip was painted black and heat dried. White glue was added in a thin line and the letter was dipped in red glitter. I love the effect, don't you?
The inside of the card was fully decorated with more of the Authentique Honor paper. I used a die to create a little envelope and notecard on the top half of the card.
And I love this sentiment on the bottom half of the card.
I hope I shared some home decor ideas that you'll want to incorporate into your 4th of July celebration. We're getting together with the family and some friends for a cookout and games. Whatever your plans are, I wish you a very safe and happy 4th of July.
Thanks for stopping by! Now go get your craft on!
Petaloo Products Used in these Projects
Red Jeweled Flowers x 5 SKU: 1133-005
Sugared Blooms x 4 Burgundy SKU: 1130-120
Mixed Textured Blossoms x 4 Red SKU: 1256-212
Botanica Petite’s x 11 Red ITEM: 1101-005
Vintage Velvet Minis x 9 Red ITEM: 1139-005
Burlap Blossoms x 4 Ivory SKU: 1200-200
MixedTextured Blossoms x 4 Ivory SKU: 1256-200
Botanica Blooms x 4 White SKU: 1102-100
Botanica Petite’s x 11 White SKU: 1101-100
Sugared Blooms x 4 Royal Blue SKU: 1130-122
Sugared Mini’s x 11 Royal Blue SKU: 1131-122
Velvet Lilacs x 2 Royal Blue New Avail 2/20/15
Vintage Velvet Peonies x 4 Blue
Authentique Honor Collection Pack