Keeping it Simple: 2x4 Flag and 2x2 Firecrackers

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

2x4 Flag and 2x2 Firecrackers


It’s time for 4th of July decorations.  I just love the colors and the stars of the 4th of July, they are so much fun!!

I saw the flag idea on pinterest.  And last year I made these firecrackers, so I thought I would make them again.
2x4 flag (1)
For the flag:
I took a 2x4 and cut it into 6 pieces.  Two of them were 7” and the other four were 3.5”.  Notice the green spray paint?  I got this 2x4 in the clearance section for only $.51!  I love the clearance section Smile
2x4 flag (2)
I sanded the wood and then painted them. 
2x4 flag (3)
I sanded the edges and then with wood glue, glued the pieces together. 
2x4 flag (4)
I took some white vinyl from Expressions Vinyl and cut out a star with my CAMEO.  And that’s it, super easy!!
2x4 flag (6)
For the firecrackers:
I took a 2x2 (I also got it in the clearance section) and cut it into three pieces, 10”, 9” and 8”
2x2 firecracker (1)
I sanded the edges and then painted it.
2x2 firecracker (2)
I cut out some stars and the words USA out of my vinyl, using my CAMEO of course Smile
2x2 firecracker (3)
I sanded the edges and the put the vinyl onto the wood.
2x2 firecracker (4)
For the fuse, I took a pipe cleaner and wrapped it around a pencil. 
2x2 firecracker (5)
Then I just used a staple gun and attached it to the top of the wood. 
2x4 flag (5)
Aren’t they so much fun!!!  I love how they turned out!  I should have made more Smile
2x4 flag (6)

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10 comments:

laxsupermom said...

Your wood decorations are so cute! And they're simple enough for me to attempt. Thanks for sharing.

Deby Coles said...

What a great idea, thanks for sharing.
Deby
Cool-Parties.com

Toni said...

Very cute and simple - my kind of project. Visiting from A Creative Princess.

CAS said...

These are so cute, Kaysi! Maybe I'll have to raid my hubby's workshop....lol! Thanks for sharing.
CAS

Jill of all Trades said...

Visiting from BFOL. I was JUST about to throw away a bunch of scrap wood pieces but this post made me race back to the garbage can and pull them all out! Awesome idea and a great way to use up leftover scraps and paint!

An Irish Italian Blessing said...

Very cute!

Kylie Helm said...

This is AWESOME! There is nothing better than a CHEAP craft you can use to decorate your home for the holidays. I love it! Good idea!
-Kylie
absolutelyarkansas.blogspot.com

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

What a fun project! Certainly festive for the upcoming holiday.

Visiting from Show Off Friday.
Debra

Mama Jodi said...

These are adorable. Great work!

Pat Nicolson said...

very good creative work done by using wood Glue !!!