Thursday, June 24, 2010

"Fourth" Project #2

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Told you I didn't buy only one of the table leg / post thingys I used in my first project. I like things in twos I guess...they don't have to match, but coordinate. So I started with another bare one and added a wood ball to the top of this one:
Painted this one cream and dry brushed with gold. I also went around the raised edges with a gold paint pen. I decided I wanted this one to hold an image so I Mod Podged a piece of cardboard that was an insert for a vinyl monogram (re-use, recycle!) with the blue star scrapbook paper and I had some gold paint left on my brush so I went around all four sides with it because....because I did.  I was feeling a vintage vibe and found a piece of clipart in my graphics program that I liked, printed it out, mounted it to a scrap piece of red paper and then to another scrap piece of black mat board:
Almost there...I MP'd another scrap of the star paper onto a wooden clothespin, hot glued that to the post ( I don't know what to call it) added some adhesive rhinestones to the drum and remembered I had some stars and stripes wired ribbon and:


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19 comments:

Christine said...

Hi! I totally love those posts. I'm going to have to keep my eyes peeled for them. They came out really nice...good job!

Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

Ooh, I like this one! I love that flag ribbon! :)

Michelle L. said...

I love how they look together! Love the distressed patina of them, like you found them in an attic or an antique store. I am not usually a fan of Americana, but these are subtle, pretty and cool.

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Thanks all! I had a lot of fun making them.

Amber Dawn said...

Wow...that is too cute...I've got to try out Modpodge...there are so many crazy cute things you can create with that stuff!
I am stopping by from the Girl creative. :)

CaterpillarFamily said...

Hi, I love your site! I'm stopping by from New Friend Fridays :) OH, and nobody knows the truffles I've seen either ;)

Lori S. said...

Popping over from NFF. Nice to meet you! Now following. Feel free to follow back :)

~Lori@live,laugh,love,create :)
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Beckie said...

These are fantastic! Love, love them! I would like to feature these tomorrow in my 4th of July Finds! Your newest follower :) Happy Friday!

Linda said...

Hello! I'm stopping by via the Social Parade blog-hop! I love your blog page! Super Cute!

RenaeF said...

Sooo cute! Love the blog as well.

Makalani Adolpho, PLC said...

Hi there! Maka from Makaz home stopping by thru tatertots and jello weekend wrap up party. Love the 4th of July inspiration. I am trying to build on my little to none decoration stash for this holiday.

Meghan said...

Love this!

M.O.T.B said...

very cute!

Melissa said...

I really like this one!! I wasn't sure about the first one - but I really like this one and they look great together.

Candace@craftysisters-nc said...

This is very cute, and I love the ribbon choice. Great job!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Love it! That ribbon is FANTASTIC! Thanks for joining us for another great Anything Related! ~Bridgette

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I adore your patriotic spirit. It is red, white and bluetiful!

I hope you'll stop by for my bbq on an Anthropologie inspired white tablecloth. :)

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow--this is gorgeous too!
HUGS,
Cindy

linda @ CraftaholicsAnonymous said...

So festive and fun!! Thanks for joining the Patriotic Parade!
have a safe and happy 4th!
Linda