I’m having a hard time believing we are only two weeks into summer right now because the time seems to be going by so quickly. Before we know it, it will be the 4th of July – my favorite summer holiday! We have been finalizing plans for the holiday over the past week and I’m happy to see that so many of our traditional activities are coming together. I even remembered to buy rodeo tickets!
So, with Red White and Blue on the brain I thought I’d share the fun 4th of July subway art I put together last year. In true craft-hoarder fashion I was able to dig up exactly what I needed in no time at all, including some scrap wood that was the perfect size (approx 13″ x 24″) – I didn’t even have to sand it! A simple coat of blue paint, a few pieces of vinyl and it was all ready to go up on the wall.
The hardest part was setting up the cut files for the vinyl lettering. It always takes a little bit of playing around to get the different sizes and placement for subway art to look right (and I’m no expert with any of it) but I kept this one pretty simple and instead of changing fonts I just adjusted sizes and spacing.
The husband turned out to be a big fan of this one too – yay! (He has a soft spot for anything patriotic, I think) It didn’t take long for him to route a keyhole on the back so I could mount it on the wall.
Last year the fun subway art joined some of my other decorations on the ledge in my stairwell. Sadly, this year they all remain in boxes in the garage until we can get the new house built. The kids and my mom have put out her 4th of July decorations upstairs and tied flags to all the fence posts around the yard, so it is feeling sufficiently festive around here and I kinda, sort, just might be glad I don’t have to face packing any decorations back into boxes in a few weeks. 😉
Anyone else care to share their 4th of July projects or plans so I can live vicariously through you too! I have had no chance to make anything for myself or my own house in months and I just might be experiencing withdrawals. I really should try to rememdy that soon, shouldn’t I?
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