patriotic summer decorating?

caroleena(Z8)May 2, 2011

in the past we have had some great patriotic porch and yard decor. i want to do it again this year but want something different. one thing i want to do is a red white and blue totem. i also have some red star ornaments i want to use. just got to pull it all together. any ideas?

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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

Here is the one I made last year for the Fourth. It broke in half over the winter right at the bottom of the red striped. Fortunately nothing broke so I can repair it.

Kathy

    Bookmark   May 2, 2011 at 8:10AM
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excessfroufrou(7)

Here are my red, white and blue totems from last year.
Frou

    Bookmark   May 2, 2011 at 9:32AM
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quidam2

Those are some pretty patriotic totems! Maybe some patriotic plate flowers--on wall or yard?

    Bookmark   May 2, 2011 at 11:04AM
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leveta(6)

Love it...With all this rain it makes me feel good looking at them...

    Bookmark   May 2, 2011 at 1:27PM
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caroleena(Z8)

omg! those are gorgeous. i had a blue but it was my first. water got in it and it froze and broke. gotta go to dollar and TS this week. i love those totems!

    Bookmark   May 2, 2011 at 4:02PM
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caroleena(Z8)

looking through the inspiration album. i have a screen and this is so cute! do y'all think
i could use acrylic paints?

    Bookmark   May 4, 2011 at 12:03PM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

Its worth a try. Some acrylic paints last out side and toehrs dont. If you are putting it on your porch that could make a difference.
You could try and if it fades, repaint. I have some rocks I painted with regular craft paint that have lasted outside.
Kathy

    Bookmark   May 4, 2011 at 9:19PM
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jeannespines

I posted this a few yrs ago...painted a pc of old barnwood w/shades of blue...added those "glow-in-the'dark" stars & such ...& put a wire hanger on the back...for in the gardens...the stars did shine in the dark for quite some time! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2011 at 9:38PM
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sunnyca_gw

Patio or Folk Art Outdoor craft paints will work. I painted paver ladybug & she still looks great been 2 yrs I think! Jan

    Bookmark   May 5, 2011 at 2:12AM
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Purplemoon

My Patriotic Totem

My Tipsy Pots I decorate for holidays and the seasons with silk florals.

And I'm adding the link to our GJ Patriotic and Holiday Inspiration Album.
hugs, Karen

Here is a link that might be useful: GJ Patriotic and Holiday Album

    Bookmark   May 7, 2011 at 2:34AM
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