Star Spangled 4th of July
Home Decor with Petaloo and Authentique Honor Collection
Hello, Friends! Here we are at the end of June and I’m getting ready to celebrate a star spangled 4th of July with these fun Star Spangled home decor projects. All three were made with gorgeous Petaloo flowers and Authentique’s Honor collection.
If ever there was a holiday that called for a banner, the 4th of July is it! I have this banner hanging on my living room mantle and I find I want to sing “America the Beautiful” every time I pass by. It’s fairly large: each pennant measures 4″ wide x 6″ tall, so the banner spans about 3 feet from end to end.
Banners have to be one of the hardest items to photograph…but I love ’em, so I just keep on making them! If any of you have found a foolproof way to photograph banners, I’d love to hear from you! To make it easier for you to see the details, I have some close up shots below.
I love sparklers and fireworks on the 4th of July, so I worked with glittering jeweled flowers and sparkling sugared blossoms and vintage velvet blooms that look like the nighttime sky!
To add to the fun of this banner I dressed it up with ribbon streamers, burlap loops and Petaloo flowers.
Just look at these precious faces! Can’t you hear them belting out a rousing version of “God Bless America”?
The color match between these Petaloo Flowers and the Authentique papers couldn’t be more perfect!
I’m so very thankful for the men and women who have chosen to serve in our military. This touching image reminds me that every single one of them leaves behind loved ones who cherish them and feel their absence deeply. Men and women of the military, we do salute you, and thank you for your service!
Star Spangled Home Decor
To go along with my mantle display, I altered an old glass milk bottle and dressed it up for the 4th of July.
I painted the clear bottle with a layer of gesso. When that had dried, I added a layer of Deco Art Whisper Glass paint. The final coat was Ranger Picket Fence Distress Crackle paint and I love the way i the surface chipped and peeled as it dried. I added some fancy pinwheels from the Dollar Store. along with red and blue sparklers and some bodacious Burgundy and White Sugared Blossoms. This really dressed that old glass bottle up for the holiday!
Star Spangled Greeting Card
Since I had all these goodies out on my work desk, I used the leftover bits and bobs to create a special card to match the ensemble.
This Blue Vintage Velvet Peony is a real show stopper! I glued it to some sparklers and then tucked a shabby chic bow made with custom dyed seam binding beneath it. The background paper was dry embossed with a star folder, then tapped with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I painted the Cherish chippie with Black Soot Distress Ink and heat dried it. Then I carefully wrote on the surface with Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive and dipped in red glitter. I love the effect, don’t you?
Here’s a peeky at the inside of the card. The top half sports a little envelope and note card.
And I love this sentiment on the bottom half of the card.
I hope I shared some home decor ideas that you’ll want to incorporate into your 4th of July celebration. We’re getting together with the family and some friends for a cookout and games. Whatever your plans are, I wish you a very safe and happy 4th of July.
Thanks for stopping by! Now go get your craft on!
Petaloo Products Used in these Projects
Red Jeweled Flowers x 5 SKU: 1133-005
Sugared Blooms x 4 Burgundy SKU: 1130-120
Mixed Textured Blossoms x 4 Red SKU: 1256-212
Botanica Petite’s x 11 Red ITEM: 1101-005
Vintage Velvet Minis x 9 Red ITEM: 1139-005
Burlap Blossoms x 4 Ivory SKU: 1200-200
MixedTextured Blossoms x 4 Ivory SKU: 1256-200
Botanica Blooms x 4 White SKU: 1102-100
Botanica Petite’s x 11 White SKU: 1101-100
Sugared Blooms x 4 Royal Blue SKU: 1130-122
Sugared Mini’s x 11 Royal Blue SKU: 1131-122
Velvet Lilacs x 2 Royal Blue New Avail 2/20/15
Vintage Velvet Peonies x 4 Blue
Authentique Honor Collection Pack