Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th! and a simple paint chip garland tutorial...

I've seen so many paint chip garlands on blogs here and there and pinterest lately that I thought I'd make my own red*white*blue version. This was simple; all it took was:

*some paint chips (Glidden from Wal-mart are a great size)
*small seam binding
*stapler and staples
*chalk

First I set out the number of paint chips out in the color pattern I wanted, then stapled them onto the seam binding, two staples each, about an inch or two apart.   Then I used plain white chalk to write my message and hung it up on the entryway.  That's it!  The color combinations are endless.  I'm thinking about making one for each season since it costs next to nothing.  And I've found some pretty new paint colors, too.



Here is the back.  Personally, I like the look of it!


There is nothing better than having the ability right to do what we want. I know my kids want to be able to do whatever they want, whenever they want. We have rules and guidelines in our home and they test them all they can! You know how it goes, you give them an inch and they take (or want to take) a mile. This morning I was thinking about that God-given right and how so many in this world live in countries and places where there is no freedom or where they have never known any kind of liberty.

We live in the land of the free and the home of the brave. I want it to stay that way!

I'm proud of my family who have served and currently serve our country.  I know it is at a huge sacrifice!

Have a happy Independence Day. May we never take that independence for granted.



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3 comments:

Tara said...

I like the view from your porch! Jealous!!!!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

I really like this! Beautiful job! Simple and sweet. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Rozanne (Ro) Paxman said...

Another cute idea. What fun I'm having reading your blog tonight!

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