It’s that time of the month again for my favorite post- the Pinterest Challenge hosted by My Pinterventures. The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen! It’s time for me to create and make a pin I’ve been hoarding. I’ve seen on Pinterest the pretty door displays with American Flags in baskets and I love the look. It’s patriotic and pretty and I had to create this for my front door. This is my inspiration Easy DIY American Flag Display for the Front Door via Chatfield Court.
Let’s Create an American Flag Door Decor
To get started I found a basket at the thrift store that works perfectly for this project. Talk about a great find! Then I bought 6 American Flags.
This project is seemed really simple, but I ran into some issues. I was going to leave half the flags tall and cut half the flags short, but my basket just isn’t the right height for that. I ended up cutting about 3 inches off of each flag.
Figuring out how to make the flags stand in the basket was tricky. My basket is not very wide and I had to cut the floral foam and it fell apart. Next I tried hot glue, but that didn’t work either. I went to sit on the couch (feeling really defeated) and learned about killer whales eating sharks (my husband was watching it), which was fascinating. All of a sudden I had the idea to use floral wire to attach the flags because the basket has slats. It worked out perfectly! I was able to attach the flags nice and tight to the back and front of the basket.
Then I tried to wrap the twine around the basket, but it just didn’t work on the rounded basket. So I used my favorite, burlap, to create a bow just like I did on my decorative milk can. The burlap bow worked out great because the basket looks a little rough in a few places, but now all you see is a beautiful bow.
This project had some ups and downs because my original plan didn’t work at all. I’m so glad I kept going because this flag door decor looks fantastic. It’s simple, but patriotic and fits in perfectly with with my patriotic decor.
To join next month’s #pinterestchallenge, click here to sign-up ⇒ July Pinterest Challenge.
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Bri – Halfpint Design • Julie – Sum of their Stories
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Jenny – Cookies Coffee and Crafts • Gail – Purple Hues and Me
Beverly – Across the Boulevard • Habiba – Craftify My Love
Kristie – Teadoddles • Shirley – Intelligent Domestications
Kelli – The Olympic Nest • Lydia – Lydia’s Flexitarian Kitchen
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