Summer is in full swing, schools out for the summer, Father's Day gifts are ready, so I started thinking what is next. Independence Day of course, the 4th of July.
I have so many decorations for all the holidays throughout the year, but my 4th of July decorations are sad and minimal. This year that is going to be different. I am hard at work creating some new decorations.
I have a 12x12 frame that is perfect for a sign designed with scrapbook paper. I make different holiday signs throughout the year for this frame.
This project was free for me because I already had all the supplies I needed, but it's a cheap and easy DIY decoration. If you have to buy the 12x12 frame, just think of it as a decoration for all year because you can change the picture at anytime.
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12x12 Frame or Canvas
Red, White, Blue Printed Scrapbook Paper
Blue Card Stock
This could also be created on a canvas (sometimes cheaper then a frame) you could paint the canvas or Mod Podge scrapbook paper to the canvas. Then add the outline of the map with the words.
Using my Cricut Explore in Design Space, I created the outline of America (in deep red cardstock) and added the text "Land that I Love." I used the Elizabeth font for the text. Then I added a few stars and a heart. The text, stars, and the heart are in blue cardstock. Then I lay everything out on the paper and if it looks great, it's time to glue.
Remember to just use a little glue. I love the EK Tools Zig Memory System 2-Way Squeeze and Roll Glue Pen, New Package it's my favorite glue, it dries clear and you only need a little bit of glue. This glue pen is perfect for this project.
After all the letters, stars, and heart are glued I let that completely dry before I attached the outline of America to the decorative paper. To attach the outline of America, I used the 3L Repositionable Permanent Mounting Squares, 1/2-Inch x 1/2-Inch, 1000pk, White, I love these squares because you can reposition them if you have to.
Now your project is complete! I couldn't take a picture of it on the wall because the sunlight was to bright and it only showed the reflection of me and the window. It looks adorable on the wall and it matches the 4th of July decorations I am creating perfectly.
If your looking for another 4th Of July Idea here is 4th of July Parade Bags for the kids:
Below I found some adorable 4th of July inspired scrapbooking kits that would be perfect for this project. I think my favorite is the Doodlebug Kit.