This DIY Fourth of July hanging decoration is so simple to make and looks great anywhere you hang it!
The Fourth of July has always been such a HUGE celebrated Holiday in my family so it has been one of my favorites to celebrate. I love everything about it, from engaging in summer fun activities, snow cones, fireworks, BBQ’s, Swimming. You name it! Everything about those things spent with family are memories worth making.
I saw this project on Pinterest on thought it was so CUTE! I knew I wanted to make it. I always think that the most simple projects end up being the cutest decorations.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Red White and Blue Paint
Large Unfinished #4 (they sell these at craft stores or Home Depot)
Small Letters for J-U-L-Y (they sell these at craft stores and Walmart)
The first thing that I did was paint the #4 in a red gloss paint. And let dry. Because of the wood type I had to apply about 3 coats of paint. The size of the #4 I used is 16 inches.
For the JULY letters. I wanted to alternate between blue and white. So I painted the letter “J” and the letter “L” Blue and then applied blue glitter to the letters.
For the letters “U” and “Y” I painted them white and then applied white glitter to them for a more shimmery look. I wanted the JULY to really stand out.
As soon as the letters dried I hot glued them onto the #4 and then sanded the edges.
After sanding you can see where there is caked on sawdust so I went over everything with a wet wipe or wet paper towel to clean it up.
The mistake I made on this is that I should’ve sanded the #4 before I hot glued the letters on. It would’ve been A LOT easier!
The next step that I did was cut 2 strips of ribbon and then hot glued them to the back of the #4.
Now Hang where you want it! I hung mine on my Welcome Post by the front door.