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September 3, 2014

Metal Star Challenge: Valerie's Patriotic Stars

Three tin stars.  Two sisters, separated by a thousand miles.  Two different projects.

Sounds dramatic.  But you know what's funny?  Even though we didn't even talk about our projects at all other than the initial idea (I promise!), we still ended up creating something similar.
Guess we really are sisters! ;)  (Check out Laura's project here if you missed it yesterday.)

A really important day of remembrance is coming up next week- Patriot's Day.  9/11.  The Day the Towers Fell.  It is probably the news story I will remember first when I recall the important moments of my life.  While I wasn't personally affected, we had some close calls with friends and family, and just being alive during that day and those that followed is something that will stay with me forever.

So I wanted to create one more patriotic project I could keep up to show my USA colors on Patriot's Day.  I hope you'll join with me in flying your flag that day as we all once did in solidarity!

I created my own "Star-Spangled Banner".


I painted two of my stars brick red and navy blue- because I kind of like the primitive Americana look and those colors brought that out.  The metal oxidized the paint a little too to keep that rustic feeling.

The stars are simply glued to a linen ribbon I picked up at Michaels during their "fall craft haul".   I tied a pretty bow at the top and included a little loop to hang the banner.

It's simple, slightly rustic, and perfect for all your patriotic holidays.


We hope you enjoyed our first "Sister's Challenge"!  We had a great time doing it, so you'll probably see some more in the coming months.  We're planning one for fall- what should we start with?

If you like these patriotic projects, check out our other patriotic projects here !  Have a great week!
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11 comments:

  1. Wow! Loved the other ones but those are really great!

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  2. That turned out so great! I love how rustic they turned out.

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    1. Thanks Megan! I appreciate you stopping by! I love how they turned out too!

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  3. It's so neat that you two came up with something so similar to one another!

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    1. Isn't that funny? Guess we are more alike than we realize! Thank for stopping by!

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  4. These look great! I need to make these for the 4th of July!

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  5. Oh my goodness, I LOVE it. I want one for my front door :)

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  6. I love it! But we're the stars precut for you? Where did you get the tin? Is it the wavy tin?

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    1. We actually bought the stars at an antique shop. One of the booths had a bunch of precut corrugated tin shapes. I understand they are pretty common at antique or junk shops. Good luck!

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  7. Like them both very much. but I like all things patriotic and rustic as well. Great job.

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