DIY Canvas 4th of July Decor

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Since it is a holiday week, I wanted to make something for the house to show my pride and love for America!  Originally I was going to make a wreath for my front door, however my budget didn't like that so I went for a more budget friendly idea.

In my recent trips to Michael's, I have noticed these burlap canvas's and I love them! So I used my 40% off coupon and got this one for $6.  Even after I bought it I still had no idea what I was going to do with it just knew I liked it :)

When I got home I found this American flag star laying around and it all just came together.  I went to my toolbox and found some of these gold tacks, and got to work.

I know you all love my purple hammer!  I sure do... it is just the right size and very handy :)
After figuring out the spacing I wanted I just tapped these little guys into place, didn't take but maybe 10 minutes if that.

Then I got out my hot glue gun and attached the star! Simple as that.  Now the hard part was finding a spot to put it in the house... I don't really have any shelves, and we don't have a lot of furniture that we sit decorative stuff on.  So I had to come up with a place for it.

My grandma (nanny) had given me this shelf that I loved but it was green and didn't match anything in my house.  So I got it out and decided to paint it.

This fit my country theme perfectly.  Her whole house is done in a primitive country theme and I have always loved it!  One day I want my house to look like hers.. or even better I would like to just buy her house and not change a thing :)

I used Valspar's color sample to paint my shelf.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE these.  They have a nice selection of colors and they cost about $3.16 after tax! And they go a LONG way.  This color is Belle Grove Antique White.

Once it was painted, I had my lovely assistant aka hubby hang it up for me. Then I found a few things laying around to accent it and TADA!  I absolutely love the whole thing! And I am thinking that the star canvas will be staying up year round :)

What do you all think??  I hope you love it just as much as I do.  All in all this project only cost me about $6!  Can't beat that for some home decor :)

See you soon!

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