Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Front Porch Spirit

Have you been lagging behind in getting into the Spirit of the USA? July 4th is getting closer. Check out all these easy and fun ideas (love that Pinterest) that you too can do to have your front porch in the most Explosive of moods!

Look at these adorable "firecrackers" made from scrap 2x2 boards. I painted them with my Dylusion paints and used a variety of stencils to add some Pop to them.  Drill a hole in the top of each one and add some jute for a fuse.  I added a board across all three on the back so they would stand up easier and stay straight. Tie the jute around them and place on your porch.  These are 14", 12" and 10" tall.  I have them siting on my old antique stove on the front deck.

Then I got crazy with the 2x4 scraps (Ray is getting tired of me rummaging through his scrap wood pile and needing things cut, lol.) and made really BIG firecrackers to stand by the front door.  I had one banged up shutter left from a class and decided to make it into a "flag" to go with the firecrackers.  I used the same Dylusion paints as on the smaller firecrackers along with the stencils and the alpha masks from Hazel & Ruby.  No, there are not the correct number of stars or stripes because it is just the "idea" of a flag.  

I love decorating and now that I am home I can actually spend time doing all those things that I have put aside for the past 12 years.  I am having soooooo much fun doing all these cool things.  What have you done to add Spirit to your house?