Monday, June 22, 2009

4th of July Decor

I have been getting a few 4th of July items out, here is what I have done so far... This flag was inspired over 7 years ago by a Pottery Barn catalog, and do you know they still use the giant flag display {it's in my current catalog} Anyway, I made mine using yard sticks! Normally it lives in my boys room, but I moved it to the green wall in the family room above the couch. I actually like it against the green {wasn't sure I would}!

I also came across this tutorial and had to make a bunting of my own!



Here is the mantel {so far} Notice my new lamp, lights on...

...lights off
Do you notice my garland invention?? I bought president flash cards from the dollar section at Target, strung up two rows of twine, clipped them on with mini clothespins!
LOVE it!


16 comments:

Rambling Girl said...

Oh this is so cute....love the president banner...I want me some flash cards like that....did you get them this year? I am such a history buff and I collect all sorts of history stuff....Love the flag also made out of yardsticks. Very creative!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I was hoping someone would post some 4th of July soon. I hope to get started with some today. Yours looks great, and still love the Flag. Wonder where I can find those wooden yarsticks cheap? Any ideas? Jackie

RootsAndWingsCo said...

Oh your bunting turned out great!! So fun to see someone make something from our tuts;)

Anjeanette

Rhonda in OK said...

I love those flash cards - decorative and educational both.

The Smith's said...

I love the presidents garland, how clever.

sherri said...

The mantle looks great Jen. I am doing a little bit of 4th of July decor for the first time ever...I'll post it soon. I like the idea of tying in presidential history with the decor!

Ashley @ Domestic Fashionista said...

love those little presidents! how cute!

Tangee said...

It's so cute what you've done. My fav is the flag.

Roxanne said...

Looks good! I like those colors with the green wall!!!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Great idea with the Presidents...seriously so clever!

Tina H said...

Looks great! Thanks for the inspiration!

Elise said...

That is so cute!! Love the flag!!
Elise

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

The flag was lots of fun to make, I vividly remember that day!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi Jen,
Funny you should ask, because I asked a fellow blogger where she got hers last year. Sarah, from Sadie Olive, said she got hers from Border's Bookstore. However, I checked all of them in my neck of the woods...Nada. So I ended up finding mine a an unconventional Arts Supply Store near the University here. Good luck on your hunt. Let me know what you find. : )

Mother Hood said...

Great use of the flash cards!

Mimi Sue said...

Very festive. Love the big flag. Mimi