Friday, May 25, 2012


I can't believe it has been over a month since I last blogged but the truth is, it's been over a month since I created anything.  Life got really busy with the end of school and then I was asked to help out in another office during summer break so, I have been swamped and too tired at night to create.

I did get inspired yesterday, I overhead a co-worker talking about decorating for Memorial Day and it got me thinking about the 4th of July.  I ran to Hobby Lobby and Target last night and threw the following together:

I made 4 of these for my co-workers to place on their desks.  I found these cute aluminum buckets and lots of red, white and blue decorations. I purchased wooden unpainted letters from Hobby Lobby and with a little paint, mod podge and glitter came up with the USA.

After making these, I'm going to make a few changes before I make them for my tables for the 4th of July.  I need something a little larger to standout over the food.  The buckets are nice, but they are on the small side. I might have to use clay pots painted in red, white and blue.  Also, I want to make my own pinwheels and rosettes out of patriotic paper. I'd like to add some silver stars and maybe something representing fireworks. Also, I thought the "stuffing" was a bit too much, I think I will try crinkled paper instead it should be more manageable than the shiny stuff. Over all, I don't think it was too bad for a first try.