I love this time of year. I love decorating with red, white, and blue. I love feeling patriotic and surrounding myself with reminders of this wonderful country I live in. And another thing I really love is making projects using items I already have so I don’t have to spend any money. This Patriotic Star Art was free for me to make, but even if you don’t have all of the materials, it’s still very inexpensive.

Patriotic Star Art is easy to make using scrapbook paper and a star shape. jpg

I used red and blue scrapbook paper and a square frame I already had in my stash. You could do this project using a rectangle frame but the affect won’t be the same, so I recommend using a square frame.

I cut out the stars using my Cricut and the Home Decor cartridge. I cut them out at 2 1/4″ and laid them out on a white piece of card stock cut to fit the 8″x8″ frame. If you don’t have a personal cutting machine, it would be easy to trace the shape and cut them out. You could also use a cookie cutter and some other item for a star pattern.

Once I had the placement so it was appealing to me I adhered the stars to the card stock using double sided tape.

Then I placed it in the frame. It reminds me of a quilt piece. Before you put anything in a frame, clean the inside and outside of the glass and let it dry completely.

4th of July Patriotic Star Art

I placed the Star Art on a shelf in the entry along with some other fun holiday decor. A chunky shelf or table top is the perfect surface to decorate if you don’t have a mantel.

4th of July Star Art with other decor

Glass jars are perfect for filling with inexpensive items that go along with your theme. The right jar holds red, white and blue ticket stubs folded in half.

And the left jar holds red, white and blue pinwheels. I bought the wood boat at a consignment shop a while ago. You can also find information on the easy tickets flag in this post.

You still have plenty of time to make this before the holiday. Don’t forget the check out the tickets flag and the paper pinwheels also (links above).

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Terry June 22, 2011 at 7:35 pm

I do believe your ticket stub flag has to be the most clever thing ever!
Love your blog and am always inspired!

Amy June 22, 2011 at 8:56 pm

I love this decor! So cute! The stars are wonderful.
xoxo,
Amy

mel June 23, 2011 at 6:24 am

I’m glad to see you found something to do with some of the extra tickets! your mantel/shelf looks amazing! love it!

Crystal June 23, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Love this! I was just thinking about how you could make all kinds of seasonal decor like the framed stars. So cute!! :)

Crystal

Michele June 23, 2011 at 10:43 pm

I CAN’T WAIT to make me a “ticket” flag picture!! And your pinwheels, and the boat, and…okay, I need to get busy! Thanks for the amazing inspiration, I will be sharing my “how you decorate for the 4th” shortly. XoXo!!

Bonnie June 24, 2011 at 6:04 am

i love both the star frame and esp the flag ticket picture! how clever and fun :)

Kirsten June 26, 2011 at 9:50 pm

I am loving all of the decor on your shelf! So cute! I am your newest follower! I would love it if you would become mine! I look foward to seeing all the cute stuff you make!

Kelly June 27, 2011 at 9:10 pm

What a great idea! I’m over from the Tip Junkie Party.. http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/

Melissa, The Happier Homemaker June 29, 2011 at 9:46 am

I love all of it! What great, easy ideas. Thanks for sharing!

Nikki June 29, 2011 at 8:12 pm

I love this decor! what a great idea! Thanks for sharing! I found your blog through a link party and LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!
-Nikki
http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

Rachael June 30, 2011 at 12:17 am

These are so simple yet really effective, looks great!

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Roeshel July 1, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Perfectly patriotic! I love every decorative accent. Your flag star art is so cute and love the ticket flag art too! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity in the DIY Project Parade! I’m sharing a link back in tomorrow’s feature. ;)

Have a happy 4th!
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