Don't you just love summer and all the patriotic holidays? I certainly do - it starts with Memorial Day, then Flag Day, the Fourth of July and finally Labor Day too. I'm sure I've missed a few! Hi, it's Maureen today - and I have a little bit of Americana decor to share with you, to celebrate these great holidays.
I've made a clipboard magnet from the Clear Scraps shiplap shapes. Today I'm using the Small House Shiplap wood shape, which is the perfect background to use with the saying "Home of the Brave." This little clipboard can be used in so many ways: a picture frame, a post it note holder or even to hold important papers too!
The first step in making this cute little house is to trace its shape on to a patterned piece of paper. I chose one that looks like denim and cut it out. Since my item is staying inside the house, I simply glued it on to my Small House Shiplap wood piece with some tacky glue.
Next, I've added another patterned paper stripe down the middle - this one looks like a red bandana! After you apply the paper background, you can seal your project with a little bit of decoupage if you'd like.
From here, I'm taking a small clip embellishment that I bought at a local craft store and glued it into place with hot glue. I make sure this dries completely, and tested it to see if it opens - just to make sure it didn't get glued shut.
Okay, now I'm adding some red, white and sparkle! I really love the adorable Mini Flag Shaker chipboard piece...it's so fun as a display next to this little house! This has a background paper on the bottom layer, glued into place. Inside, I'm filling this with a few blue and silver confetti pieces along with some plastic stars. These just happen to also glow in the dark!
Then, on the flag's top layer, I've painted it in a blue acrylic paint and let dry. Glue the acrylic panel in place, being certain to remove both liners first. Then, glue on the top blue panel.
For my saying, I liked some of the fonts on my electronic cutting machine, so I printed "Home of the Brave" in a red pen from that machine. It is then mounted on a red card stock paper.
I glued the flag on the right side of the shiplap house piece, using a hot glue gun. To lay my saying across the bottom, I needed a few layers of foam on the left side so it would lay flat. This quote is glued into place with some tacky glue.
Now, it's just adding the magnet pieces on the back! This was also glued into place with a hot glue gun. Several pieces are necessary to make sure your clipboard doesn't fall off your refrigerator.
I love this project! I can use it as a post-it note holder, and display it on my refrigerator. There's even room for a little bow at the top.
Or, if I wish, I could also display a picture of my favorite military hero. What a great project this would be for a veteran's organization!
The display is even cute all by itself. I really had fun with this project and I hope you get a chance to try out some of the Clear Scraps Shiplap items this summer! A brief supply list is below. Cheers to the red, white and blue! See you next time!
Additional supplies: hot glue gun, patterned paper, ribbon, clip embellishment, confetti pieces for shaker, acrylic paint, card stock and printed quote, foam pop dots