Let me give this post a disclosure and tell you that if you are an American Flag purist, you probably won't like this project. I debated whether or not to even finish it when I realized that all 50 stars were not going to fit. But since I was covered in paint and my counters were already covered in burlap fuzzies, I kept going anyway.
I started with a piece of burlap folded in half straight off the bolt and cut a rectangle the length that I needed. I used the fold as my bottom.
Then I started painting on my stripes. If you decide to try this at home, make sure to let each of your colors dry before starting the next color. If you were say, the impatient type, your colors might bleed and it might get all yucky for a minute... but I'm not the impatient type so I wouldn't know anything about that. I'm just saying that it could happen!
Once my stripes were dry, I painted the corner that I left open where my stars would go.
Again, let that dry then find a handy handy star cookie cutter in your junk drawer to use as a guide for your stars.
I stamped all my stars with the cookie cutter and used a combination of these brushes and my pinky finger to get them filled in.
Once everything is dry, fold your piece over so that the painted side is face up and position your ribbon to hang it evenly spaced in the center. You could put a little stuffing in it at this point. I didn't, but I wish I had of.
I used hot glue to get my 2 halves together. I'm sure you can sew burlap but I've already got burlap fuzzie all over 1 table and dragging it to another table just didn't sound too appealing to me at the moment.
Once you get done with that, you guessed it, it's ready to hang on your door.
I hope everyone has a Happy 4th of July weekend! Please remember to keep our military and their families in your thoughts and prayers this weekend.
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