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Patriotic Industrial Star

Patriotic Industrial Star by virginiasweetpea.com

Can you believe that the 4th of July is just a few short weeks away?  I love patriotic decor and am excited to share my Patriotic Industrial Star as part of a Red, White, and Blue Inspiration Tour that I’m participating in with 15 other bloggers.  You’ll find the links to the other projects at the bottom of this post.

Patriotic Tour

I love how red, white, and blue looks against the brick wall on my porch.  My industrial star was inspired by a project that I saw in Lowe’s Creative Ideas, but I didn’t follow their directions or use the same materials when I made mine.  After hanging the star on my porch, I put together a patriotic display below it coordinate.

Patriotic Industrial Star on Porch


I’ve used my star flag holding centerpiece, a Plow and Hearth knock-off, every summer since making it back in 2010.

Star Flag Holder


My mom gave me this very old patriotic hat.  It belonged to the son of the great-great uncle who built my mom’s 1912 home.  Isn’t it incredible that it was saved and in such good condition for its age?

Vintage Red, White, and Blue Hat


Let’s talk about how to make a Patriotic Industrial Star!


Galvanized Steel Hanger Tape

Tin Snips

E-6000 Glue

Red, White, and Blue Spray Paint

Supplies for Patriotic Industrial Star


Cut three lengths of hanger tape to 22” and three more to 18”.  Spray paint one of each size red, white, and blue.  Arrange in a star pattern and glue together with E-6000 glue.

Industrial Patriotic Star


Click on the picture below for more patriotic ideas!
Patriotic Projects

Be sure to enjoy the other posts in the Red, White, and Blue Inspiration tour!


  1. Paula, I love your star and totally love that amazing hat! I cannot believe how fabulous it looks. Thank you for sharing your star, it’s such a great project! Pinning! Hope you have a happy Tuesday and a wonderful week!

  2. You are so dialed in for the season with red, white and blue. Your industrial star is super cool! I love the vignette you’ve created with it on your porch. I can’t belive how old that hat is and how it has stood up to time so well!! Now you have another awesome patriotic piece to add to your collection!

  3. I would never have thought to use hanger tape! Love that vintage hat, and yes, it’s in wonderful condition. Your porch looks so patriotic and inviting. laurie

  4. I rarely think to decorate for those patriotic days, but I am loving your patriotic display on the porch. You put me to shame!

  5. Your porch looks so cute Paula! Your star is adorable and simple too! I can’t believe that hat is in such good condition, so neat to have that passed down to you.

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