UPDATE:  Enjoy this project in the dining room of our former home.  We’ve moved and are giving our new-to-us home a complete remodel.  I’ve completely changed my style!  Click HERE to take a look.
 
In addition to making a patriotic wreath to carry me through Memorial Day, Flag Day and July 4th, I also put together a little patriotic vignette on the sideboard in my dining room.
 
Patriotic July 4th Vignette
 
My favorite patriotic decor always has a vintage Americana look to it and that’s what I was aiming for with my vignette.
 
Patriotic July 4th Vignette
 
The base of the whole vignette is a hemmed square of dropcloth fabric, that I taped off to create the red stripe around the perimeter and then used a star stencil to add all of the stars.  I just used plain old craft paint to do all of the painting.
 
Patriotic July 4th Vignette
 
Patriotic July 4th Vignette
 
The buckets holding the dowels for the mini-bunting are Dollar Tree finds that I spray painted a brushed nickel finish, wrapped with red and blue twine and added little flowers that I created by layering a couple of cupcake wrappers.  A little star shaped gem glued to the middle adds more dimension.
 
Patriotic July 4th Vignette
 
The bunting itself is made with red twine and double-sided flag shapes that I cut out of scrapbook paper.  Sooo easy.
 
Patriotic July 4th Vignette
 
I pulled out the “firecrackers” that I made for my July 4th table last year and added them to the vignette on either side of the chalkboard.
 
Patriotic July 4th Vignette
 
Old faithful Uncle Sam has been hanging out around our house for several years.
 
Patriotic July 4th Vignette
 
I sure do wish that I could be a chalkboard artist extraordinaire like so many of you, but alas, I am not.  This is about the best that I can do.
#notenoughpatience and #shakyoldhands
 
I’ve since learned an easy peasy way to get perfect chalkboard art every time.
 
Patriotic July 4th Vignette
 
Patriotic July 4th Vignette
 
I hope that each of you have a fun-filled and safe 
July 4th.
 

Patriotic July 4th Vignette

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