With what I call the patriotic holidays right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to show you 5 Easy Craft Projects for The Fourth of July or any other time you want to be patriotic.
The first one is from last year. It was one of those moments when everything falls into place, which doesn’t happen very often now does it? I was planning to go to go thrift store shopping with my “Pickin Sister”. I decided I needed a reclaimed wooden frame. Now, what is the chance of finding something you are looking for in a thrift store? My experience is slim to none.
Before this one place closed, Sue and I would meet at the most disorganized and cluttered place. It can’t even be called a thrift store. I had my AHA moment. Among all of the bits and pieces I found the reclaimed wooden frame!
How exciting to realize I didn’t need to take the time to build a frame. I only had to build the pallet piece. It was painted like a flag with chicken wire on top. Unfortunately, I don’t have it because I sold it but I like to think someone out there is enjoying it.
Another project from last year are the firecrackers I made from round wooden landscape edging. I have always liked working with wood so for me, this was a favorite project. I have also made pumpkins and a bunny rabbit from landscape edging and have a few other ideas running around in my head.
This project is an easy craft that older kids may find fun. The only thing an adult will need to do is drill the hole on the top for the flames and possibly take apart the landscape edging. It will depend on their age. The one thing I liked is because it is landscape edging every so often there is a metal stake to put in the ground. With those, you can make a plant stake and dress up a plant.
This year I created a few more patriotic projects. Once again I made a flag out of pallet wood. But this one is different because it can hang on the wall or if you are crazy for chair parts like I am and love a good challenge you can make what I call a chair hanger so you can celebrate the holidays, Fourth of July is one of them.
The fourth project is so easy that it can be done in no time. I call it a small flag holder. You know how this time of year you can buy little flags to wave around. I had one stuck in the closet because I didn’t know what to do with it. It seemed disrespectful but what could I do?
That is until I had my brainstorm and created the flag holder from a wooden salt or pepper shaker. I used wood filler to plug up the small holes. Drill one hole in the middle to hold the flag. The project was almost done. I just had to decide how to paint it. In the end, I used blue metallic spray paint. You can certainly paint it in red or white or even stripes. Or any other color for any other flag.
My favorite patriotic project is the inspirational tray. A popular catalog was the inspiration when I saw a wooden tray. Their tray had an Easter theme. In my mind, I saw it painted in blue and white with inspirational words and phrases painted in red.