Fearless Friday, Patriotic Painting Crafts

 

In the spirit of patriotism this week

{Be sure to see the tablescape hop this week here}

We are going to do some easy and fun painting today!

 

 

 

 

While I was updating decor in the city,

replacing the daffodil wreath on my front door

I realized I only had ONE red white and blue decoration

 

Patriotic Door Basket

 

 

It has been our family tradition to be at the beach the week of the 4th, so all my decorations are down there…I got to thinking, surely I have something else around here…

 

 

 

 

Ah ha!

The State Pride Sign with a flag

 

 

 

 

I always keep an empty wine bottle or two around in case I get an urge to paint or decoupage one, so I decided to paint a flag bottle

I first sprayed the entire bottle white {pretend you see a photo of a white bottle}

Then I taped off the bottom part with paper and masking tape, and sprayed the upper bottle blue

 

 

When the paint was dry, it was time for the stars and stripes

 

 

 

 

I painted the stripes like they are waving in the wind, that way they don’t have to be perfect

I used a flat brush, and painted them in one continuous motion, from the blue to the bottom

 

 

 

 

Polka dots stand in for the, much trickier to paint, stars

 

 

 

TIP for glass painting!

When painting on a smooth surface like glass or ceramic, use a piece of tin foil to practice your design on, it’s smooth surface mimics glass and you can get a much better feel for what you are painting than you can on a piece of paper

 

 

 

I went to Target to get a little bling

unfortunately it was the day their computers were down and it took forever to check out!

But I did find this cute container and mini grapevine wreath in the $ spot,

and some red, white, & blue bandanas

 

 

 

The plaid vase would be easy to recreate on a jar, spray the jar white, then use a flat brush to paint the red and blue grid, using masking or painter’s tape to ensure even lines

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had fun experimenting with different looks…the burlap flag garland is a recent purchase from Hobby Lobby

 

 

 

 

I ultimately shortened the garland and tied one of the flags around the State Pride sign

 

 

 

 

Another easy flag craft is a flag rimmed plate

 

 

 

 

Buy a plain white plate with a raised border {Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Old Time Pottery}

Use curable paint for glass to paint red stripes {with a large flat brush} and a solid blue section

Once the blue is dry add “stars” by dipping the handle tip of your paint brush into white paint and then applying the dots with a firm motion

Practice on a sheet of paper to get the feel of this, it’s a great way to make small clean dots

Follow the directions on the paint to cure your creation so it will be washable

While you’re at it, paint some flag glasses too!

Flag glass tutorial here

 

 

 

Hooray for the Red, White & Blue!

Be Fearless!

 

If you prefer, I will do the creating for you, I have lots of patriotic items in my Society 6 shop here

 

 

🎉❤️🇺🇸

 

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday  Dishing it & Digging it,   Between Naps on the Porch,

Merry Monday   Make it Pretty Monday    Celebrate and Decorate,

Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck   Sweet Inspirations   Happiness is Homemade

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21 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Patriotic Painting Crafts”
  1. Jodi says:

    Fun!!! 🇺🇸

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  2. Love these fun and patriotic projects, Jenna! You are so creative. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. WooHoo!!! Everything looks great! We will be in Fairhope the end of next week and in Orange Beach for a couple nights then back home for the 4th. Enjoy!

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  4. You have inspired me to give new life to old favorites. Love the patriotic punch!

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  5. pattyanneart says:

    So creative and fun!! ❤️💙

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  6. This IS fun painting — I’m finally getting ready to face paint again. This might be a good start!

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  7. Cyndi Raines says:

    Like the patriotic wine bottle and how smart to make wavy lines so no worries about keeping them straight! Wine glasses really cute too! Looks like you are all ready for the 4th! ♥️🇺🇸

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  8. Mary says:

    Love your artistic patriotism Jenna! Hope you’re enjoying some beautiful weather at the coast ♥

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  9. Rebecca says:

    Jenna, I love your painted wine bottles and wine glasses. They’re the perfect patriotic crafts! Thanks for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!
    Rebecca

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  10. So pretty and festive! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week’s party: http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/make-it-pretty-monday-week-298/ Hope to see you at the bash! Happy week to you! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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