Happy Independence Day! Today is the last day in the Patriotic Inspiration Series and it’s been so fun to take a look back and celebrate with coastal style. I love to watch how my style has changed from one year to the next. We’ve been preparing all week for guests and will have another round of fun with family and friends this weekend. Thank you to all of our service men, women and the families who bravely serve beside them. I hope each of you have a safe and happy holiday.
Here’s a look back at my Coastal Bunting post from last year. I live on the coast in Florida and come from a military family. While we always have a traditional red, white and blue weekend at my parent’s house complete with sparklers and a picnic, I was looking for way to celebrate with coastal colors. I made this coastal bunting with materials I had at home and you can too.
I used a yard and a half of canvas fabric, a triangle left over from another bunting project as my pattern, my rotary cutting tool and mat.
Once I had enough canvas triangles cut out..
I used a stencil I had on hand and traced directly onto the canvas with a pencil.
I used home improvement store paint we had leftover from paint projects around the house: Valspar’s – Atlantic Gray (blue) and Fleecy (white) and Behr’s Rejuvenate (green) and painted inside each stencil and waited for the paint to dry. I also used these same paint colors to create a coastal flag you can find here The Coastal Flag.
To connect the triangles, I hot glued a ½ inch wide white ribbon to the front top of each triangle…
and folded over the back top of each triangle securing again with hot glue.
Once the glue dried, I was able to hang it up on the mantel. I mixed the stars in honor of the Army (love you Dad) and the anchors in honor the Navy (love you Golden) each playing an important role in our nation’s history.
May your weekend be blessed with fun in the sun, sand in your toes and the gift of freedom!