Home of the Free Because of the Brave Printable

Hey Everyone! I am super excited to be joining in The Ultimate Red, White and Blue Round-up with so many great ladies!

Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue final logo (2) (1)

Our family is patriotic.

Our family loves the military.

Our family is thankful to all the men and women who have served our Country and keep us free and safe – past and present and future!

They are brave and courageous and our printable today is dedicated to them because we really are The Home of the Free Because of the Brave!

We know that our Country isn’t perfect – but when we look at other Countries out there we know that we are pretty lucky to live here in America. Thank you to those who serve, put their lives on the line and have lost their lives so we can be free!

Here is link to the free Home of the Free Because of the Brave Printable.

Home of the free because of the Brave

Please print it and display it proudly in your home this summer – In honor of all those men and women who keep us safe and free!

signature-copy_thumb.jpg

If you liked this patriotic project you may like these too!

Whimsical Wooden Pallet Flag (34) copy

Here are the links for all the other awesome bloggers! You won’t want to miss them!

 

Whimsical Wooden Pallet Flag

Happy Memorial Day!

Today is a special day to celebrate all our loved ones who have passed on before us – and to honor all our loved ones who fought so bravely for our Country. I am thankful for all the brave men and women who have fought so hard, with courage, for our freedom.

Today I have a fun little Americana project in honor of Memorial Day – a whimsical wooden pallet flag – made from 1×4’s.

Whimsical Wooden Pallet Flag (34) copy

The awesome thing about this project is that I had everything I needed to make this on hand. I have a bunch of scrap wood hanging around in my garage that needs to turn into projects and the first one I tackled was this wooden flag.

Supplies Needed:

2 1×4’s
1 1×2 or Paint Sticks
Staple Gun/Drill & Screws
Gorilla Wood Glue
Red, White, Blue Paint
Vinyl Stars

Whimsical Wooden Pallet Flag (1) copy

I used my miter box and cut my 1×4’s into different lengths. The longest being 36” and the shortest being 34”.  I cut four pieces and they measure 14” across. I cut my 1×2 to be 12” long.

Whimsical Wooden Pallet Flag (2) copy 

I kept the top straight and let the bottom vary. I used gorilla glue and glued the 1×2’s to the top and bottom of the 1×4’s in the middle –

and the stapled it together with my Ridgid Stapler. If you don’t have a stapler you could use a pin nailer, or a drill and screws.

I spray painted it with Rustoluem Heirloom White ….

… then taped it off and painted red stripes.

Using my Silhouette Cameo, I cut out 9 stars with vinyl and applied them. I taped off the stripes…

… and gave it a messy layer of blue paint. Then I peeled off the vinyl stars.

I wanted it rustic looking (hence the messy blue paint) so I scuffed it up with a sanding sponge.

I used Minwax Clear Express to apply a protection clear coat since it will be hanging outside and was done!

Simple right! It take about 10 minutes to cut the wood and put it together and then you just have to wait for your paint to dry!

Whimsical Wooden Pallet Flag (28) copy Whimsical Wooden Pallet Flag (29) copy Whimsical Wooden Pallet Flag (30) copy  Whimsical Wooden Pallet Flag (32) copy Whimsical Wooden Pallet Flag (34) copy

Simple and fun – and super quick to make! Run to Home Depot and pick up your wood and get to work on one today! Have a great Memorial Day and while you our BBQing remember those that made it possible!

signature-copy_thumb.jpg