The Fourth of July has always, always, always been one of my favorite holidays. Probably my second favorite. Like, Christmas first, Fourth of July second. I just looooove all the patriotism & fireworks & summerness of it all. I’d say over 1/2 of my Fourth of July’s have been spent traveling which makes it that much better. Although, I do keep saying I want to throw a huge July 4th party one of these years. It will have to wait till we have a nice, fancy pool! my original due date was the Fourth of July, I was born 5 days later on the 9th. I almost came on the fourth, my momma even went to the hospital (I was her first baby), but I wasn’t quite done baking yet. So I feel a special connection with the holiday. Also, fireworks are my very favorite thing in the whole, entire world. I wish fireworks shows went on for hours upon hours. Alas, I will settle for 10-20 minute shows. Disney World is my jam for said reasons. It is my dream to one day stay at the Grand Floridian & watch the fireworks at Magic Kingdom from my balcony.
One extremely long tangent later & we’re on to this fabulous wooden door hanger! I found the wood cutouts blank at Target for $5 a piece in the One Spot/Bullseye’s Playground. The words “Land That I Love” were even cutout already! You really can’t beat that for 5 bucks y’all. It comes blank & was just perfect for an easy Fourth of July DIY!
To make your own you’ll need:
Land that I love wood cutout (Target One Spot)
Red, white & blue spray paint
Blue star burlap ribbon (Walmart)
Step 1: Untie blue hanging cord & set aside. Wipe wood with a cloth to remove lint, etc.
Step 2: Spray paint entire thing white & let dry.
Step 3: Use painter’s tape to make stripes on the America.
Step 4: Spray paint entire thing red & let dry.
Step 5: Remove painter’s tape.
Step 6: Add the blue burlap bow using twine. Tie between the top of the “L” in “Land” & the top of the America.
Step 7: Retie blue cording to hang with. Put it up!
That’s it y’all! Pretty darn easy! You can use other patterns too, of course. I did one all red with white polka dots & one that was navy & red chevron. This version was my absolute favorite & has received the most attention. I made a whole bunch to sell at the shop, but am hoping one is left for me to use!