Sunday, June 07, 2009

old glory


This weekend has been a busy one... so much going on with the boys (baseball,baseball,baseball) at church (huge rummage sale & church picnic today) and work (library & rush orders yesterday) but today, the official day of rest, I decided to spend the latter half doing some things that are restful to me. Like crafting for fun.
And here is what I came up with - my version of the American flag, paper style...


It still needs a good coat of Modge Podge to be officially finished, but I couldn't wait to take a few picture of it, so that step will have to wait till later.

I am always so inspired by all the cool quilting projects that people out in blogland are doing (especially Manda @ Tree Fall,) that I wanted to try something similar, but with paper instead of fabric.


I used leftover paper scraps, an old cabinet door I found on the side of the road, a star punch and a glue stick. My paper strips aren't all exactly perfect and straight, but I decided that was part of what is fun about crafting for me - I don't care if they are all straight or not!

And the best part? No seam ripping or needle threading!

Next up: a companion Union Jack in the same colors!


14 comments:

  1. Your flag is absolutely gorgeous!

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  2. Love it! What a great idea.

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  3. Love it. (Plus, it is sturdier than fabric, and therefore easier to actually use!)

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  4. I love this!!! I'm all about paper :)This might be a good project for my girls and I to do. Thanks for the great idea

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  5. I love your flag! What a cute idea. :)

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  6. Anonymous8:56 AM

    Really cute!!

    Erin

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  7. Another fabulous ideas! You are such an inspiration.

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  8. Love it - eager to see the Union Jack!

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  9. it looks great! I was making my own little version of a union jack flag last weekend all the while wondering how to do an american one....(I used fabric!) Great minds think alike eh? :0)
    Robin

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  10. I have a question for you about the flag but for some reason your email me link doesn't work for me. Could you email me back and then I'll reply?

    LOVE looking at your blog, it always makes me happy :)

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  11. You have the best ideas. And are so generous to show us all your lovelies. Your images always make me smile.

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  12. that is PERFECT! I love that idea

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  13. Hi, I came over here from "just a girl" and I likey what I see! I can't wait to look around some more :)
    -Jill

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  14. your flag is very cute, one of the most original things I have seen in a long time...

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