Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Old Glory

Did you know that today is Flag Day?  I don't really know where Flag Day comes from, but that won't stop me from flagrantly using it as an excuse to show you my latest fun project!

I have coveted this flag from Pottery Barn for roughly a thousand years , how about you?

Painted American Flag Wall Art
Photo: Pottery Barn
But...since I am frugal fannie over here...I was just gonna paint one myself until I stumbled upon an even easier idea.

Enter one huge frame I nabbed at a yard sale for 50 cents:

I know!  It was filthy and beat-up, but still...fitty cent aint bad, right?  And, with the Fourth of July just around the corner and visions of red, white and blue dancing in my head, I remembered an old flag I still had...

...and voila!  Me, my staple gun, and about 10 minutes was all it took to turn my old faded flag into Old Glory.

The flag and the frame opening were both 30 inches high, so I knew it was meant to be.  I didn't get all the flag's width in there but I think it's close enough.  I simply stapled the flag directly into the back of the frame:

I didn't iron it or anything because I wanted it to shine in all its faded beauty.

(I can't wait to have a fireplace without a baby-gate.)

Just in time for Flag Day!


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  1. Perfect!! Happy Flag day you creative Mommy!!

  2. I SWEAR!! I am not trying to start anything but I just want to make sure before I do the same. Are u allowed to staple the flag?? I know some of the rules like folding,touching the ground,etc. I just want to make sure because I have my granddaddy's old flag and want to use it. Thanks so much guys!

  3. Tiffany, good question. I have no idea. I wondered about that myself (especially after my Hubs was all like, "don't deface the flag") and then I decided I can either destroy this flag or continue to admire and appreciate it (which would require staples). So I went for it. When I am done with it someday I promise to destroy it legally (Hubs guarantees it)!

  4. Yours turned out BEAUTIFUL!! Love the framing!

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. That looks SO nice! Very cool to celebrate Flag Day! And you can leave it up through the 4th!! :) Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays!!!


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