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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