As I was putting up some of my 4th of July decor, I realized... I don't have much! I was looking for a way to use my Silhouette machine but I wanted a quick and easy project. I remembered that I made my husband cut me some blocks out of 4x4 wood last year that I hadn't used so I decided to do something with them!
- 3 4x4 blocks
- red, white, and blue spray paint
- stain (optional)
- silhouette machine
- stars (cardboard, wood, or from vinyl
I already had red and white spray paint so half of my project was already done!
I started out with spray painting my blocks. I used Rust-Oleum spray paint in colonial red, white, and sapphire.
After they were completely dry, I sanded away until my arm was sore. I realized I don't have much patience for sanding. I would've liked to sand off a bit more of the color but I got bored :)
Next I used some stain I had from another project and quickly wiped that on my blocks. I searched around on the Silhouette store for some inspiration and decided I like the saying "God bless America." It had some diamond designs by it but I decided to leave those out and keep it simple. A while back on Pinterest, I saw some blocks that had stars on it (tried to find it again but it's vanished!) and thought that would be cute on my blocks. I wanted a 3D effect so I went to my trusty Hobby Lobby and found these cute cardboard stars.
They were exactly what I was looking for! So after spray painting them, I just heated up my glue gun and stuck them on. They're pretty light weight so I think the glue gun will be enough, but if my 3 year old decides that they look fun to play with, I might be going back with some E6000.
I actually love the way they turned out! Fun, quick, easy projects are the best!