Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Land of the Free...

I wanted to share with you a 4th of July board I just put together...

Just a Simple Board with several strips glued to it with a Silhouette of the USA painted on it...

I love how it turned out and how it looks on our Mantel!!!

I used some scrap wood to complete this project:

The Back  Board  Piece is a: 1 x 12 Pine board  cut 14 1/2 in. Long
2 Rulers
5 Strips of 1/4 in thick plywood strips cut at:  
                                         12 in. long x   1 1/8 in. wide
       (Some of my strips are a little longer than 12 in. long some are
                                         around 12 1/4 in. long)
Wood Glue or Liquid Nails
White paint
Mint/Blue paint
Red paint
Stencils cut on Silhouette Cameo
Contact Paper

I Started by laying out the unfinished wood:

I stained by strips of wood and rulers with the color stain I wanted:

Painted my back board White:

Decided how I wanted my strips of wood to be arranged and glued them on with Liquid Nails.  You could also use wood glue and if you notice, they are not laid out all that evenly at the ends:

I Downloaded a  digital download of the USA from the Silhouette store:
Cut my Stencils on contact paper on the Silhouette Cameo:  
The USA is cut:   10 in. long x 5 3/4 in. high
The Land of is : 3 3/4 in long x 3/4 in. high & in Font: Courier
The Free is: 5 1/8 in. Long x 1 1/4 in. high & in the Font: English
Added a Star for accent.

I laid out the USA stencil:

Painted in the Stencil with some Mint/Light blue colored paint:

Finished USA:

 Once the paint was dry, I Placed the Land of the Free Stencil on and filled it in with Red Paint:

This was a pretty quick project to put together and it has been so fun to have out...

With Much Love & Gratitude,

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  1. Darling! I'm putting up my 4th of July stuff tomorrow. Time to get ready for Alyson's favorite day of the year.

    1. Well Thnx! Yes Alyson's favorite day is a fun one! She puts on a great party!!!


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