Friday, June 24, 2011

Fourth of July Decoration

I thought of this idea yesterday and went out to Hobby Lobby to get a paper mache number and some small wooden letters and went to work.  I spray painted the number blue and the letters white and red.  Once these were dry, I hot glued the letters to the side of the number.  The small stars are buttons that I added with mini glue dots.  Finally, I used glitter paper to cut the fireworks using the Stand and Salute Cricut Cartridge and hot glued them to the back.  I was originally going to have it standing up straight, but I really liked the slanted look, so I decided to keep it like that.


This is what I started out with to make this.
After the numbers and letters were painted they were attached first to begin the decoration and the the star buttons were added.
Finally, I added the firework cuts to finish it up.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
So Saturday at Card Creations and More: Patriotic: http://cardcreationsbyc.blogspot.com/
Alphabet Challenge: Half a Dozen (use 6 of the same thing, I used mini star buttons): http://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
I am also linking this up at:
Decorate to Celebrate: http://decoratetocelebrate.blogspot.com/

19 comments:

Jessica said...

Jean, how crafty and creative....LOVE IT!!!

Jens Craft Corner said...

Your 4th decoration is absolutely adorable!

happyglitzygirl said...

This looks great, well done, thanks for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, blessings Hilde

Love That Bug said...

Jean,
That is so cute, I love it
Hugs
Stacy

- - Sheryl - - said...

love this - think I'll cut the items with my cricut and make a wreath!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super fun project!

Rhonda Emery said...

this is just too cute jean Do you stay up all night thinking of all these great projects. ha
You can link this to decorate to celebrate it is way too cute not too share. You can link as many projects as you want. hugs

Rhonda Emery said...

thank you jean for sharing this is so cute. thanks for linking up at decorate to celebrate

Besthobbyeva said...

This is adorable, I love how you always think out of the box!!

Laurie

*Star said...

Fabulous project!! Thanks for playing along with us at Decorate to Celebrate and have a great day. :)
~ Guest Designer, Star

Sherrie K. said...

This is sooooo cute! Love it:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Love altered projects. Super fun for the 4th of July. :)

Katie said...

What a fabulous idea!
Thanks for sharing at Decorate To Celebrate

Katie GDT

P.G. Lamb said...

Jean, this is a wonderful idea!

Paula Bee said...

What a fantastic altered project! It looks amazing! Thanks for joining us at Card Creations & More!!

Savahanna said...

SUper cute. I just love the 4th of July. I think its more because my birthday is the next day but I still love it ;) Great project. Thanks for playing with us at Card Creations & More

Amy said...

Jean... I really LOVE this!! It's so FUN and such a creative idea!! I especially love how you added the fireworks!! Great project!! :)

Thanks so much for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
and Decorate To Celebrate!

Lisa said...

What an awesome, creative project! I absolutely love it!! :)

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

image queen said...

Hello Jean,
Another Jean here from Canada. I am visiting your site as part of the decorate to celebrate challenge. Congratulations on being one of the guest designers. Your 4th of July project is very original. I must admit seeing all of you ladies project is a great way to learn the art of paper scrapping and to be inspired.