Hi everyone! I’m super excited to be sharing this DIY here on Juggling Act Mama today! When Ang said she was looking for another DIY contributor, I jumped at the chance to share my ideas with all of you! I’m Paige and I blog over at A Dose of Paige and now you can find me here once a month. Awesome, right?
4th of July is easily one of my most favorite holidays. In my family, we get together two really big times of the year-4th of July and Christmas. We always have a big pool party for the 4th of July filled with great food, music, swimming, fireworks, drinks and a ton of fun. It’s my favorite memories growing up.
I’ve been sharing a ton of 4th of July themed things on my blog, so I decided to share a fun DIY here with all of you! This is a fun DIY USA canvas you can use to decorate your walls, your table, your mantle..whatever! The best part, it’s totally easy to put together at the last minute (which is my kind of DIY!)
Here’s the supplies you’ll need:
- Canvas: I used a 10×10 one I had around the house
- Paint brush
- Red/Blue paint
- Alphabet Stickers: I had these big glittery ones from Michaels. But you could also use a stencil to paint them onto the canvas
First, you’ll want to start by marking your lines for your stripes.
I just made my lines as wide as my ruler, which was slightly more than an inch apart. Then I went through and made a mark in every other stripe so I could easily keep track of which ones I needed to paint.
Then I took my red paint and filled in the lines I marked.
If you want your lines to be super exact, you could use painter’s tape or masking tape to tape them off, but I wanted mine to be a little rough, so I just painted two layers of paint, staying in the lines as best as I could.
After that, let your paint dry for about 15-20 minutes.
Then it’s time to place your stickers! I decided to use the letters “USA” but you could also do “Happy 4th!” or “America” or whatever you wanted!
I had to use mod podge on the back of my stickers because the backs were not sticky enough, but you could use any craft glue you want to.
After the glue dries, that’s it! It’s time to display your artwork!
Be sure to check out some of my other patriotic crafts:
- 25+ 4th of July Craft & Decor Ideas
- Easy DIY Patriotic Burlap Banner
- Easy Watermelon Refresher drink for 4th of July
- Patriotic Tic Tacs
- Patriotic Popcorn
- Pretzel Rod Sparklers