4th of July Flag Blocks

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I saw this project over at Brown Paper Packages and I knew that I had to make it . . . super inexpensive and super easy! My idea of a great project!
I went to the Home Depot without my husband for the first time in my life . . . it was a little intimidating, but the guy who cut my 2x4" for me was impressed that I acted like I knew what I was doing. Ha ha!

Anyway, this is so easy:

-You will need a 2x4 piece of wood, which is about $2. If you take it to the back of the store, they usually have a saw and will cut it for free. You need 2 pieces that are 7" long and 4 pieces that are 3.5" long.
-Paint one 7" piece and one 3.5" piece red.
-Paint one 7" piece and one 3.5" piece white.
-Paint two 3.5" pieces blue.
-Sand down the edges if you like that look.
-Pick up a little wooden star at the craft store . . . or you could even paint one on if you feel like it! Paint it white and glue it on one of the navy blue wood pieces.
-Stack up your flag- use the 7" pieces on the bottom and alternate red and white stripes. I know that the flag has a red stripe at the top, but I didn't like the way that it looked with my red ribbon. So, my flag is not accurate . . . that, and it's missing about 49 stars and 9 stripes. Ha ha!
-The two navy blue pieces stand up instead of laying down like the stripes and put one block in front of the other.
-Take a thick ribbon and tie it around the entire flag, tying at the top.  I used a thick wire-edged ribbon and it worked great holding it all together.

That's it! Happy 4th of July! :)

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  1. Hey beautiful Camille, I saw your comment on my blog but I have no emails from you. I just sent you a email as a test and You are in my contacts so I know you shouldn’t be going to spam. RRR… I am going to give yahoo mail a pants down spanking they are making me so mad. I will be on the look out for your mail for the give away. I would like to get it posted Monday if possible.

  2. Jaime says:

    Love it!! Good for you for conquering Home Depot!! HAHA And thanks for letting me know how!! I was wondering the other day how to get wood cut for blocks!! Thanks for linking up!

  3. I saw this same thing I love it and you did an awesome job. How stinkin cute is that?! I have to make it for next year for sure

    A mommy’s life…with a touch of YELLOW

  4. So beautifully done! Thank you so much for linking up to “A Little Birdie Told Me…”!

    Your fabulous flag block tutorial was the perfect match for this week’s features!!

    Best, Jenn

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