From North of the Boulevard~
Just in time for Flag Day on June 14, I put together this patriotic decor project. It’s a fun little upcycle project using items I already had. This will be great to use for July 4th decor, too. How easy was this? A few items and about 15 minutes easy!
I washed an empty coffee can and spray painted it dark blue. I also gave it a coat of protective sealer. The only time consuming part of this project was waiting on the paint to dry.
I’ve been saving cardboard rolls from aluminum foil and paper towel rolls for a little while. I like how sturdy the rolls for foil are. I used a large kitchen knife to cut them into the sizes I wanted.
The burlap ribbon is wrapped around the can and glued in place with a few dots of hot glue. The twine on the silver star is glued inside of the can.
I scrunched up some packing paper and filled the can about half way full and then added some vase filler beads. Using a styrofoam ball, I cut off the bottom so that one side of it is flat and placed that on top of the beads. I hot glued several of the cardboard tubes to the styrofoam.
I secured the flags through the tubes and pushed them into the foam ball to keep them in place.
The stars came in a package of two, so I looped the second one around the tubes and added a couple more flags to the styrofoam for more volume.
I’m planning on using this as a center piece for my 4th of July decor. I love that I only needed to buy a couple of items to put this together. I purchased the package of stars for $1.00 and the star garland, also $1.00. A total of $2.00 was all it took since I already had everything else on hand. The flags and burlap were left over from projects from last year.
I removed the rolls and used this as a holder for some fresh flowers for our July 4 BBQ. I placed a smaller glass vase inside of the can for water.
We party with some awesome bloggers. We’ll be sharing at lots of these great parties.