4th of July Home Decor DIY

Did you see my hint earlier this week on Instagram about today's post? :) It had all the confetti! Star confetti, to be exact. Red, white, and blue start confetti, if you want to be really specific about it ;)

Last week I was talking about how much I love celebrating the 4th of July, so you know I had to get one more patriotic craft in before the 4th comes next week!

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This DIY is perfect for your own home if you're relaxing for the 4th and it's also easy enough to create for a host gift if you're celebrating at a friend's home!

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For this DIY, you will need:

  • Wooden star (I bought mine in the seasonal spot of Hobby Lobby)
  • Red, white AND blue acrylic paint
  • White vinyl
  • Paint brushes in a couple sizes
  • Cricut pattern (CLICK HERE)
  • Not pictured: Cricut machine

First, paint the inside of the star red, the outside of the star blue, and the front piece white (see photos). I did two coats of the blue so there would be a solid background. I did three coats of the white so it wasn't transparent.

Next, I used my Cricut machine to cut out stars and a patriotic verse, "God bless America" on white vinyl.



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I really wanted to use the white vinyl against the blue background of the star, but it was so hard to tell where each piece was! I also didn't want to use transfer tape for the stars because I wanted them to be placed kind of whimsically, so it would be easier to arrange them by hand.

I'm excited to say that I found a tool that helped me immensely with seeing and cutting out/placing the vinyl!

Have you guys heard of OttLite? They're natural light lamps to help crafters! They were so kind to send me this lamp to try out and I loved it. I'm going to be honest: I probably wouldn't have let them send it to me if having a hard time seeing what I'm cutting out or peeling off wasn't a problem I've had SO many times. And here's another fun fact about me too...

I have seriously horrible eye sight. It's just who I am and my optometrist and I basically laugh about how horrible it is every year when I go for my appointment because what else can you do but laugh?! What I love about this OttLite, though, is that it has a built in magnifying glass! The top piece has a cover that you simply flip open to reveal the magnifying glass - SO helpful. I wish I had this OttLite for so many crafts in the past and I'm so excited to use it for so many in the future!

I used this tool to help me cut the star pieces apart from the words. I stuck on the stars (like stickers) on the left top side of the star. I placed the words on each side of the star following the stars, one word per side. The photos below help make sense of this!

And there you have it! Easy-peasy, a patriotic craft that you DIY'd, but looks like you bought it already created ;)

I'd love to see what variations you make of this craft! You could change up the colors on the star, change the font on the pattern - it's all up to you!

Be sure to tag me on Instagram and share your craft on Facebook so I can see what amazing things you create! :)

See you next Wednesday!
~Arianna


Disclaimer: While I am not an affiliate with or paid by OttLite, they offered to send me this light for free to include in a DIY. The DIY, blog post, and opinions are my own.