Hi DIY Enthusiasts! Janeane here from Janeane Pittman Interior Design with another project for your home without putting a huge dent in your wallet.
Creating a patriotic themed vignette for the summer months is the perfect opportunity to involve the whole family to decorate your home. After a trip to Goodwill of Orange County I found 5 items to turn into Patriotic Decor.
Follow my steps to see how I did it:
- Red & White Stripe T-Shirt from Goodwill
- Lidded Basket from Goodwill
- Ceramic Hand “Vase” from Goodwill
- 2 Blue Napkins with Stars from Goodwill
- Glass Jar with Lid from Goodwill
- Wooden Tray from Goodwill
- Porthole Mirror from Goodwill
- Jute Twine
- Bamboo Stick
- Hot Glue Stick
- White Paint
- Hot Glue Gun
- Sponge Brush
- Blue Tape
- $20 for all the items from Goodwill
- $4 for other supplies
First up is a Patriotic Candleholder.
Step 1-Cut the end of the sleeve from the t-shirt the same height as the jar
Step 2-Slip the cut t-shirt piece over the jar
Step 3-Cut a 1 1/2″ strip of the napkin
Step 4-Wrap the napkin strip around the jar on top of the t-shirt
Step 5-Wrap the entire jar with twine to secure the fabric and tie it in a knot
Step 6-Open the jar lid and add a tea light candle
Second is a decorative Fabric Sparkler.
Step 1-Remove the bottom hem from the stripe t-shirt
Step 2-Cut a 1″ strip from the bottom of the t-shirt
Step 3-Cut the 1″ strip so that is a loop into one long ribbon
Step 4-Take the striped ribbon and secure one end to a stick with hot glue
Step 5-Wrap the ribbon around the stick and secure the other end with hot glue
Step 6-Cut a 6″ square from the star napkin
Step 7-Fold the cut piece into quarters
Step 8-Cut the cut edges into a curve to create a circle
Step 9-Cut a fringed edge leaving the center of the circle uncut
Step 10-Gather the fringed circle from the center and attach it to the striped stick with hot glue and twine
Step 11-Place the fabric sparkler in a vase by itself or make several for an arrangement
Third, a simple way to transform a basket into a Star Paint Dipped Plant Holder.
Step 1-With blue tape, tape off approx a third of the basket height to paint the area above
Step 2-Paint the area of the basket above the tape with white paint using a foam brush
Step 3-Remove the blue tape
Step 4-On the front of the basket push five gold thumbtacks in a shape to create a star
Step 5-Wrap jute twine around the thumbtacks into a star shape and tie off when the jute twine meets back at the beginning
Step 6-Cut off the tails of jute twine
Step 7-Place a star covered fabric napkin inside an open basket letting the corners drape over the sides
Step 8-Place a plant inside the basket on top of the napkin
And last but not least a Striped Tray.
Step 1-Tape off the bottom interior of the tray with blue tape
Step 2-Tape off stripes across the bottom interior of the tray with blue tape
Step 3-Dry brush white paint in the open areas between the blue tape stripes with a foam brush
Step 4-Remove the blue tape
Step 5-Let the paint dry completely, then add to your holiday vignette
Now arranged on the table, all four projects plus the nautical porthole mirror create a patriotic spirit for all to enjoy.
From seven random items from Goodwill to Patriotic Decor.
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Interior Designer at Janeane Pittman Interior Design