Thanks for all of your sweet comments and well wishes for the upcoming arrival of our sweet boy! We are counting down the days for his arrival (two weeks from today!). I have lots of fun projects planned for the next couple of weeks- there are giveaways, blog hops, home tours and the June Summer Style Series where we will celebrate Jacqueline Kennedy.
Phew! So much for resting up before he arrives! 🙂
Today, I am so excited to be participating in the Patriotic Summer Challenge. I have joined up with more than 30 awesome bloggers to tackle the challenge of creating a patriotic project or recipe…
And here is the kicker- none of these projects will use the traditional red, white and blue color scheme!
How fun is that?! For the next four weeks, all 30+ projects will be shared on some of the most inspiring blogs around. I can’t wait to see all of the projects and hope YOU will find some inspiration as well. PLUS- we are giving away a $310 Target gift card. God Bless the USA… and TARGET!
I have to be honest, when I was asked to participate, I hesitated. I mean, I LOVE red, white and blue and all things patriotic!
But I am always up for a fun challenge! So I thought about it for a few weeks and finally decided that a Neutral Nautical Pallet Flag would be a fun project to tackle!
A few months back, my dad gave me this petite pallet knowing I would come up with something to use it for. I rummaged through our supplies and found some leftover gray stain from the pergola in the courtyard and some leftover white paint, but watered it down to do more of a white-wash treatment to the pallet.
Once again, I hit up my stash of oysters from the beach last year (pretty sure my family still thinks I am loco for filling buckets with oyster shells) and grabbed a starfish from the pile o’ goods I have laying around for just this sort of craft! 🙂
Using all materials I had on hand, I now have a Neutral Nautical Pallet American Flag that I will be hanging on the front porch to welcome guests this summer.
Love the Coast?
Check out another coastal pallet project I did here.
AND- here is the best part- to celebrate summer and the 4th of July holiday, we are giving you more than just creative inspiration. We want to give one lucky reader a $310 Target Gift Card! The giveaway will end on July 4, 2014 at 11:59 pm.
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