July 4th is absolutely our favorite holiday! Well, besides Christmas, but as it’s a close second. You may remember our over-the-top Lakeside Celebration: A July4th Boat Dock. Georgia stills loves her American Pallet Flag and hangs it in her back yard.
This year we have another amazing Americana project to reveal on Monday. Before then, we want to inspire you with a mini-project: a Patriotic Picture Frame.
We bought several prints from Dear Lillie for our antique booth. Georgia was particularly drawn to this Star-Spangles theme chalkboard print and had to have one for July 4th.
The company styled the photo in a simple white frame accompanied by an America flag. Effective but we wanted to jazz it up a bit! Chalkboard is still one of our favorite trends but we wanted to add some pop of America colors. We decided to try a new craft using inexpensive ribbon.
Here were our supplies for this easy, peasy project:
Red & White Striped Ribbon
Inexpensive picture frame with a wide mat (11 x 14 without mat, 8 x 10 with mat)
Dear Lillie print (8 x 10)
Hot Glue & Scissors
We removed the mat from the frame and measured out our ribbon.
A small amount of hot glue secured the ribbon to the mat. In hindsight, scrapbook tape would have been best. The ribbon bubbles up a tad from the hot glue.
An up close shot of the folder corners:
We finished the red striped ribbon first.
Next, we used the same method for the blue ribbon.
And . . . that’s it! We placed the newly fashioned mat back into the frame! Again, so simple and striking at the same time.
Stay tuned for our HUGE July 4th project on Monday. We are super excited to share with you!
~georgia & daughter