Friday, June 18, 2010

How to make USA blocks (4th of July Decoration)

4th of July is easily my favorite holiday. I love everything about it. My family has major traditions and so we have always celebrated with them. This is the first year that I am going to miss the celebrations with the family. I am major disappointed since my mom gets to ride in the parade this year (she was my city's Mother of the Year, yup she's amazing.)

My husband always jokes that in Kaysville, UT the 4th of July is not a holiday, it is a way of life. It is true. Who else has a parade that ends in a water fight fueled by fire hoses?

Anyways, I am trying to cheer myself up out of missing the 4th of July in Utah this year and so I am crafting to get through it. My first project were these blocks.

For this project, you will need wooden letters ( I got mine at Hobby Lobby), a 2x4, paint, modge podge, sandpaper, scrapbook paper.

The first step is to measure your wooden letters and decide how big your pieces need to be. Then the second step is to cut your wood, or in my case, convince the hubby to cut it for me.
Then sand it until smooth. After it is smooth, paint it the color you want. This is also a good time to paint your letters so they are all dry at the same time.

After it is dry, measure your scrapbook paper to fit and then cut. Modge podge the paper onto the front of the block. Then hot glue your letters on top after it dries.

Isn't it cute? I love it. If you are looking for the cute stars, I think they were bought at Target.


Evelyn @ Hanging by a Silver Lining said...

Not to burst your bubble, but Boise, ID hoses down everybody at their 4th parade too. That was the first time I ever saw something like that. SO COOL! Thanks for sharing the craft idea!

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WhisperingWriter said...

I love those blocks!

I'm a fan of 4th of July as well. Mainly because of all the good food.

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Mod Podge Amy said...

Very cute! Turned out graet -