I’m back! I took last week off while we were up in the Northwoods vacationing in a cute little cabin. But now I am back refreshed and relaxed. Two days ago I had the brilliant idea to deck our front door out with some 4th of July decor. This is crazy, because 1) we just came back from vacation and 2) we don’t have any craft stores in our town and there was no way I’d make the hour drive to one. So I got creative with a simple 4th of July door decor and I had time to do it thanks to the prep I did before we left!
I wanted to make something that wasn’t a traditional round wreath. I did stop at a couple stores in town on my way home from work but wasn’t impressed with the options they had. They were all a little loud for me. I like things simple so I went home empty handed and searched the house. And what did I find? Bamboo skewers! Yes, the things you make shish kabobs with. (Confession, I’ve never made shish kabobs in my life and I only have the skewers because I used them to make a diaper bouquet last year for my sister-in-law’s baby shower. P.S. Our niece turned 1 last week – Happy Birthday Alicia! ???)
What I did to make this 4th of July Door Decor:
To make the stars sturdier, I glued two skewers together and used five of the double skewers to make stars. I made three stars so I could paint each one red, white, and blue.
Once the paint was dry, I used fishing line to connect them. I put dabs of clear nail polish on the fishing lines because according to my husband the knots I made were not the “most secure.” ? All that was left was to hang it on our door!
From a distance, it’s much more noticeably in person than what the camera captures. I just love how simple it is. And the windsock is from my parents. ?
Hope everyone has a great 4th of July! ??