I have a problem. I must come clean.
I’m a procrastinator.
I know, you’re shocked.
I’ve been this way since I was a child. I always waited until the last minute to work on a project. I mean the very last minute. It would make my parents nuts! They were always asking why I would do this to myself. Why would I wait till the last minute to start something?
My response was always the same… “I really think I do my best work when I wait until the very end.”
So, it shouldn’t come to a surprise to anyone that knows me that I waited until July 3rd to start working on a 4th of July project.
That being said…
Do you remember when I bought several windows? I mean, like over 30?
Well, I had a few windows that had either unstable glass, or some kind of substance on the pane that just wouldn’t come off, or maybe I broke a few…maybe.
I refused to throw them away and have held onto those extra windows for almost a year now… just in case.
You know, just in case some amazing idea came to me and I’d want them.
Or maybe because I just couldn’t imagine throwing them away.
Or maybe because I’m becoming a hoarder.
Or maybe all of the above.
Either way, when I started thinking of Fourth of July ideas, I went to my stack of leftover windows.
I decided to create a rag flag using one of the old window frames.
I grabbed some jute string, measured so that I would have thirteen lines evenly spaced apart (for the stripes of course), and began marking where my string would go.
Once I had my marks, I grabbed my staple gun and began stapling my jute string to the back of the frame.
Now that my strings were in place, I was off to Hobby Lobby to pick up some red, white, and blue fabric. Remember, I’m a procrastinator, so that means a Hobby Lobby trip on July 3rd. (I know my parents are glad they aren’t the ones hauling me off to the store at 8 o’clock the day before something is due!)
I chose a pretty light fabric for this. One that could easily be tied.
I cut SEVERAL strips of fabric. Each fabric was about 10 inches long and 1 inch wide.
I started off tying on the red and white stripes.
I was so excited to see how it was turning out!
When the red and white stripes were done, I started on the blue.
Once the blue was complete, I cut out 50 stars (yep, there are 50 stars!) and glued them onto the blue with hot glue.
By this time it was 11 o’clock.
On July 3rd.
I REALLY wanted to finish, but it wasn’t going to happen.
So, I woke up this morning to add the finishing touches to my flag.
Using my Silhouette machine, I cut out some little tags and letters to spell out “God Bless America.”
I tied a piece of jute string across the top and used miniature clothespins (soooo cute!) to attach them to the string.
So, it may be just a little late to be sharing a 4th of July project by blogging standards, but technically, it is July 4th so I think I’m good. Right?
Can I tell you how much I LOVE this?
Now, I just need to find a place for it to live forever!
So, are you a procrastinator like me? Please say you are.
Hope you all have a happy and safe 4th of July!!