Fourth of July Decor

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Fourth of July Decor

A couple weeks ago I ordered some washi tape (always adding to my growing collection) and some patriotic decor. First up was this super cute FREEDOM wood cut out. I wasn’t sure exactly what I was going to do.. I just knew it was going to be red, white and blue.

I started with the bare wood and sprayed about 100 coats of white spray paint before getting completely frustrated and finishing them with a good old paint brush.

Bare Freedom Cut out

It really didn’t matter what they looked like paint wise I just knew I wanted white on the back and the sides so they would have a finished look.

I picked up some cute paper at Michaels and simply traced the letters right onto the paper and cut them out.  Talk about easy.

Finished Freedom Letters

I used some Elmers Spray Adhesive on the wood and placed the paper to it. Once the wood was covered I applied a top coat of Mod Podge.

The Mod Podge isn’t completely necessary but I want these letters and the paper on them to last a while and Mod Podge is my go to sealer.


Finished Product!

Freedom on the Mantel

Patriotic Right? I love it!


Fourth of July Mantel

See that cute little flag decor? Read about that craft here and the wreath here.

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