Rumor has it this is the first official week of summer. Yay! With summer comes barbecues, camping, s’mores by the fire pit and, of course, Independence Day celebrations! For Lolly Jane specifically, it means updating our mantel in reds, whites and blues! (;
Today we’re going to share an easy piece of decor that we whipped up in no time at all, our God Bless America sign:
We created this simple sign using an 18×18 piece of routed wood, a vinyl cutter and 4 hues of acrylic paint. (Note: you can buy raw wood plaques at any craft store around this same size- be sure to use your 40% off coupon!) I also think it would look SO good with some glitter over the letters but that’s a whole other post (;
To create your own God Bless America sign:
- Choose your paint colors. We are loving the more turquoise-y hues introduced around bright red and navy blue! We used Americana’s spa blue, white, cadmium red and victorian blue.
- Paint your board a thin layer of white, as we like the shabby style. (;
- Cut out GOD BLESS AMERICA on your vinyl cutter and backwards weed, (see our tutorial for this process.) Also, if you don’t have a vinyl cutter, but do have a steady hand, you can use any letter stencil found at your local craft store.
- Paint GOD spa blue, BLESS cadmium red and AMERICA victorian blue. Let dry and display!
We paired ours with a cute vintage milk bottle + small American flags (3 for $1 at Target’s Dollar Spot) and tin stars painted and distressed. Simple but very patriotic! This project did not cost anything out of pocket as we have a
hoard small pile of wood just waiting to be spruced up! (;
We LOVE our country and are so proud of it; we are especially grateful for the military family we come from (both grandpas served and our uncle gave his life fighting in Vietnam.) Besides that, Kelli’s hubby is a police officer who serves his city, so we have grown very fond of all things red white and blue! This easy God Bless America sign is perfect for patriotic home decor, don’t you think?