I fell in love with this star on Pinterest a while back - oh Pinterest - how you temp me with crafty ideas! I finally sat down and decided to make it. I had always intended to do it for Christmas, but then figured if I made it for the 4th and painted it red - it could possibly be used for both holidays!
I love how it turned out and it made decorating for the 4th so much fun! You can find the basic instructions on how to make it here!
I spray painted my completed star red - but it seemed too much, so I decided to make it more distressed by glopping a lot of white acrylic paint on it and wiping and sanding a lot of it off.
I really like how it turned out and it goes much better with my funky maroon walls than if it were entirely red!
Here's the other side of the room, where I went with red white and turquoise that I hope I can stick with for the rest of the summer!
I love these coffee pots that my mother-in-law gave me! They are absolutely my favorite part of the mantel (besides the star of course!)
Then outside I couldn't resist to give these a face lift in festive colors as well! Now off to barbeque!
I hope you all have a Happy Fourth of July!