Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Firecrackers / CTO chalenge # 69

Is everyone ready for July 4th!!! We are going out on our boat to watch fireworks over Donner Lake, always a fun time.

It is time for a new challenge for you over at Celebrate The Occasion and this week our theme is 4th of July. Please come and join us over at the blog and check out the what the design team has created for you. We also hope you'll link up and play along with us!!!

I bought this wood kit from Pick Your Plum. It is a fun web site that has a different bargain everyday.

I first painted the edges, bottom and top of the wood blocks with Vanilla Bean paint by Martha Stewart (a brown). Then I painted the tallest with Cardinal Red, the middle size with True Blue and the smallest with Vintage White acrylic paint by Folk Art. I sanded all the blocks so some of the brown and wood would show through. I modge podged patterned paper on the blocks. The USA letters were cut out with my Cameo. I twisted the wire around a pencil.

Supplies used: wood blocks, star, twine and wire - Pick your Plumb; Modge Podge; Cardinal Red, True Blue, Vintage White acrylic paint by Folk Art and Vanilla Bean by Martha Stewart; Patterned papers - Alexander Hamilton, Charles Thomson and Thomas Paine in Let Freedom Ring by Pebbles; button - Sweetwater.


jessica said...

How fun is this!?!?!? LOVE it!!!
Thanks for sharing and hope you have a GREAT 4th of July!!

Donna said...

Oh my gosh, Esther! This is just the cutest! I love it - great centerpiece or decoration anywhere in the house!

Thank you for sharing, I'm off to check out this new place!

Happy 4th!


Mom said...

This is a" Firecracker" of a 4th of July decoration-fun, festive and colorful. Great Job !!

chillin with Quillin said...

sooo cute!!!
Happy 4th of July!!!

Kim H said...

Esther ~ Welcome back!!! Eeeek this is so CUTE and CLEVER! I LOVE it! What a fun decoration! WOW! Have fun on the boat and stay safe!

CraftyJAR said...

This is just gorgeous Esther. Its such a wonderful piece you can say and pull out every year. Really clever!.

Sherrie K. said...

Esther, these are fabulous!!! What a great project:)
Sherrie K

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