I LOVE 4th of July decorations! Probably more than the average person I am sure. These were super easy and fun to make!
All you need is...
3 2x4 chunks cut at random heights ( I just plucked 3 from my big box of wood scraps)
red, white and blue paint
tape, stickers or vinyl
any dark stain
hammer and a thick nail
rusty (or not rusty) wire
I started out painting all 3 blocks with an off white spray paint. I use Rustoleum 2x coverage in Heirloom White. It's my go to spray paint!
So after those all dried, I taped off stripes, and stuck some random vinyl stars on one. Then I painted over the other parts of the blocks with the red and blue paint.
When that paint was dry I removed the tape and vinyl. The lines weren't perfect, but that was fine with me because I wanted the vintage-y look. Anyways so then I sanded around the edges and rubbed some stain on them.
For the wire sparks, I took some old wire my husband had in the garage, cut it into some short peices and curled them around a pencil. Then I took a large nail and hammered 3 holes into the tops of the blocks and stuck the wire in.
that brought me to this point. They were cute, but a little too plain for my taste. SO I raided my craft room, and found some netting and metal numbers to spruce them up a bit!
I was really happy with how they turned out! And even happier that they costed me nothing!