4th of July Centerpiece

I crafted a 4th of July centerpiece this week and I’m thrilled with the results.  My inspiration came from Plow and Hearth.  I thought it would be fun to make my own version.

This is the Plow and Hearth Version.

Here’s my version.
This project was very easy to make.  I used scrap lumber and a band saw to cut out two stars, one slightly smaller than the other.  I then sanded the stars and painted them. 
The blue part that holds the flags is a $6.98 bun foot from Lowe’s.  After I bought it I realized that Mr. SP probably could have made one for me for free.
I glued the two stars together and kept them clamped until the stars were dry.  Mr. SP used the drill press to drill holes in the sides of the bun foot at an angle for the flags.  He then drilled one hole in the top center for the last flag.
I love the outcome of this project and think that my version is even better than the Plow and Hearth one.  This centerpiece will also be great to use for Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Flag Day.
I’m sharing this project at Jen’s Weekend Wrap Up Party over at Tatertots and Jello, for Metamorphosis Monday at Susan’s Between Naps on the Porch, and also at Colleen of Mural Maker and More’s Fabulous Finds for the Fourth.
I’m also sharing this project for The CSI Project’sRed, White, and Blue” challenge.

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  1. i like your version better.
    it’s beautiful.

    three cheers for the red, white & blue!

  2. Allie and Pattie says:

    Adorable!! Yours is DEFINITELY better!
    xoxo Pattie

  3. Domestic Designer says:

    Love it! Your version is much better!

  4. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    You did a great job!! I love it. 🙂

  5. How adorable! You are just so crafty…it’s no wonder you are a teacher!

  6. You will get a lot of mileage from your flag holder as well as a lot of personal satisfaction. Hurray for the red, white, and blue!

  7. FrouFrouBritches says:

    That is so stinkin’ cute! Great job!

  8. I LOVE it! Love the patriotic holidays.

    Independence day is seriously right up there with Christmas in my book…warms my heart to celebrate and remember – for both days!!!

    I’ve missed visiting with you…but I’m back!

  9. Rambling Girl says:

    Gosh you are so talented with that wood stuff. I love your version of the centerpiece.

  10. KM @ This Plate is Full says:

    I love it!!

  11. Barbara says:

    This is just terrific! Great inspiration! Thank you.

  12. That’s very cute. I think I like your centerpiece better than the original.

  13. Colleen @ MuralMaker&More says:

    I agree with everyone else – yours is so much cuter! And more festive!

    Would love it if you’d stop by Thursday & link up to Fab Finds for the Fourth!

  14. Colleen @ MuralMaker&More says:

    Thanks for linking up, Paula! Hope you’ll stop by again next Thursday!

  15. Miss Janice says:

    This is soooo cute and thanks for the instructions! I must get out my July 4th decos today!!!

  16. Laura Ingalls Gunn says:

    I adore your patriotic spirit. It is red, white and bluetiful!

    I hope you’ll stop by for my bbq on an Anthropologie inspired white tablecloth. 🙂


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