Wednesday, June 30, 2010

usa pride

do you have independence day decor? 
my sisters and i were talking about how we have none...and need some!
we are proud...and what's a better way to show our pride than a little glitter, glitz, bling!

you'll need:
paper mache u s a letters (we got ours at hobby lobby, joann's has a larger version)
glitter glue (or elmer's glue)
paint brush or sponge brush
spray paint (to match your glitter)

first, we spray painted our letters the color of our glitter. 
second, we brushed the glitter glue on the top of the letters.
last, we sprinkled on the glitter and set to dry.
what do you think? 
i think they look pretty snazzy!
what's funny is how mine look more like my personality (colorful and crazy)...
and jennifer's looks more like her personality (serious yet sophisticated)...
what will yours look like?


  1. I love this! I usually just hang out the American flag. But this is a great, simple, understated way to say *God Bless the USA.* I am usually traditional, so I would do one red, one white and one blue. Creative, huh?? :)

  2. UBER Cute AS USuAl. Keep it up girls!

  3. You girls rock! This is great!

  4. so cute so easy and oh so fab.... love it!!! thanks for sharing

  5. these turned out so good. I may have to make me some. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Those are awesome! I like both of your versions. I think I'd have to go with the red, white, and blue. Something like this would be fun at Christmas! I'm visiting from Centsational Girl's Stars and Stripes party. :)

  7. Just love the bling and yet simplicity of those!

    So, I posted some Patriotic decor on my blog. It's all pretty dated but I figure...I'm getting old enough that it's alright to be dated now.

  8. Super cute idea from some super cute girls! So glad I found your blog!

  9. I love this idea and would have to do mine red,white and blue I think. But both of yours look so cool. This is simple enough the kids can help. Thanks

  10. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [01 Jul 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  11. I adore your patriotic spirit. It is red, white and bluetiful!

    I hope you'll stop by for my bbq on an Anthropologie inspired white tablecloth. :)

  12. You can never have too much money or too much glitter!! Awesome sparklyness.

  13. I just bought a wooden 4, and didn't know how I was going to decorate it. After seeing your project, I'm going to whip out the red glitter and just go nuts with it! Both look great, and thanks for the inspiration!
    I'm here from the Stars and Stripes Party. Nice to meet you!
    Happy 4th!
    Carol~~Old Glory Cottage

  14. i love the funky and craziness to it awesome job keep it up! ;)

  15. LoVe this! Very Simple and CUTE!! Great JoB!

  16. I just found your website and love it. I'm going to use this idea to make a monogrammed decoration of my husband's and my initials for our 10th wedding anniversary. Thanks!