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Over 200 Red, White and Blue Creative DIY Ideas

Red, White and Blue, sound a little patriotic? Well, there's that too but today the All Things Creative Group have come together to curate a collection of over 200 red, white and blue DIY ideas that won't break the bank. That's a lot of DIY ideas!

Now that it's Spring, there are loads of ideas for outdoor projects in this collection but if you're like us and still have snow on the ground, you'll find many indoor projects too. To keep the collection organized and easier on the eyes, we've grouped them into four separate categories. You decide which category, or all four, that pique your interest.

Perhaps there are a few things in the collection that have been on the honey-do list and gives you the motivation and know-how to finally tackle that project. Regardless which ones you choose, we hope you walk away feeling inspired and motivated to build or transform something.

Over 200 Red, White and Blue Creative DIY Ideas

One of the categories in this collection is Patriotic red white & blue and being a Canadian girl I didn't have anything to contribute. But it made me realize, nor did I have anything patriotic in red & white to share either. How sad that not one Canadian maple leaf project resides on this blog - that changes soon!

Over 200 Red, White and Blue Creative DIY Ideas


As mentioned above, all projects shared in the collection were created by members of the All Things Creative group, blogging friends who come together each month to share only their best DIY ideas based on a specific category. All Things Creative Group - Homemade Handmade Gift Ideas


The graphic below shows just a sampling of the red, white and blue curated DIY ideas in the collection. It will help make it easier for you to find the links all in one place should you share our collection with friends and/or save it on Pinterest.
200+ Red, White and Blue DIY Ideas

Here are the links to ALL of the projects in each Red, White, Blue, and Patriotic category. Press the links on the DIY projects that pique your interest and it will take you directly to the project tutorials.

We hope you walk away inspired, encouraged, and motivated - enjoy!










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Talk Of The Town Party 116

As I prepare to publish this week's Talk of the Town Party it is snowing like crazy outside. We still have about 2-feet of snow in our yard. This is quite common here in the great white north where I live. In fact, 31 years ago today as my husband and I said our I Do's, there was a blizzard with temperatures of -28C.

So if temperatures are nice and warm where you live and the daffodils and tulips are in bloom, please I'm begging you to send it this way!

💙 Happy Easter Everyone 💜


Welcome back to Talk of the Town!

Talk of the Town link party

First, let's take a look at what you may have missed from your party hosts!
Knick of Time
Our Costa Rica Vacation Adventure & Lessons Learned
Banana Strawberry Muffins for Breakfast or a Snack

My Repurpose Life
Interior Frugalista

Here's what we're talking about from last week's party!
Wagon Wheel Farmhouse Style Wreath
Oreo Cheesecake with Oreo Cookie Crust
Oreo Cheesecake with Oreo Cookie Crust - That Skinny Chick Can Bake
To Make a Tulip Bucket Door Decor
To Make a Tulip Bucket Door Decor - Refresh Restyle
No Bake Cookies and Cream Oreo Lush
No Bake Cookies and Cream Oreo Lush - Simply Sweet Recipes

Painted Faux Denim Wall - Orphans With Makeup
Easy Easter Egg Cakes
Easy Easter Egg Cakes - My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies
DIY Lemon Kitchen Towel Tutorial
DIY Lemon Kitchen Towel Tutorial - Cherished Bliss
Chocolate Velvet Pie with Meringue Crust
Chocolate Velvet Pie with Meringue Crust - That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Now, it's your turn!
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the first is for DIY/Vintage/Repurposed links and the second for Recipe links
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DIY Beach Wedding Sign and some sad news

Today's post is bittersweet because in one breath I'm sharing a beautiful happy moment in our lives recently and a DIY Beach Wedding Sign tutorial made for the occasion

...and in the other, how I lost my shadow earlier this week.

DIY Beach Wedding Sign

Today is our monthly Furniture Fixer Upper challenge and normally I would be sharing a furniture makeover with you all but it never got finished.

Why?

Because I lost my feline bestie on Monday, the guy you have come to know as Sexy Rexy. He has been with me every step of the way on this blogging gig.


When working in my office behind the scenes of this blog he could be found curled up in HIS chair enjoying a nap. When working on projects he could be found on the window ledge in the workshop, like in the photo above, switching between watching the goings on outside and me hard at work. When styling projects to photograph he knew the camera would soon make an appearance and waited patiently to photobomb the shots. I miss him dearly 😿😭

I'll share the furniture makeover intended for today once it's finished but first I have to get used to life and blogging without my adorable cuddly assistant.

I have, however, included links to the stunning furniture makeovers from my friends in the Furniture Fixer Upper group at the bottom of this post. So instead of that pretty red cabinet originally scheduled for today, I'm sharing the DIY Beach Wedding Sign that I made for my son's beautiful wedding in Huatulco, Mexico last month.


How cute are they - you couldn't ask for a more beautiful setting.



DIY Beach Wedding Sign


It's a perfect spot for guests to drop their shoes before heading to their chairs.

DIY Beach Wedding Sign at ceremony

The great thing about this beach sign is that it fits in a large suitcase and can be assembled on site. All you have to do is no later than 24-hours before the wedding, simply attach the stake to the back of the sign using this glue (affiliate link).

The bride & groom were able to easily remove the stake from the sign after the wedding and bring it back with them to hang on a wall in their home.

Pictured below are the products used to make the DIY beach wedding sign. I've included a Materials List towards the bottom of this post.

Please note it contains affiliate links for your convenience so you can see what products I used to make this project. What that means is that if you click on one of the product links and make a purchase, I may receive a small portion of any sales at no additional cost to you which supports the costs of running this site. See my full disclosure policy.

Beach Wedding Sign Materials

Lumber used to make the sign

In order to keep the sign lightweight for travel, we used 1/4-inch thick plywood. We thought about using high-density hardboard but decided not to for two reasons; it can easily break and with the high humidity in the air, we were concerned about warping.

The plywood was cut 15"wide x 25" long. The stake was made with pressure treated 1" x 1" wood nailing strip cut 24-inches long.

Coastal patina with layers of paint

To give the sign an aged coastal appearance, layers of paint and glaze were used. First, the entire board was painted with one coat of the darkest color which is a turquoise mineral chalk paint in the color Peacock.

Next, the sign was dry brushed in teal, the main wedding color, using mineral chalk paint in the color The Gulf. Once the bottom coat is completely dry (about an hour), dry brush the next paint color layer.

To achieve a dry brushed look that doesn't completely cover the base color you simply dip just the tips of an inexpensive chip brush into the paint and offload excess onto a paper towel. With little pressure on the brush apply one long swipe of paint vertically from one end of the sign to the other. You can see in the photo below the base can still be seen in spots. Don't worry if you apply too much paint because you can remove it in spots with a damp cloth.

DIY Beach Wedding Sign Painted Layers

Unfortunately, I was so engrossed in my work that I completely forgot to take pictures of adding the next two layers using the colored glazes.

Follow the same steps as the dry brush paint technique except dip the tips of your brush into the water first to dampen the bristles (not saturate). This will help the glaze move across the sign better. Start with Van Dyke Brown glaze and let it dry. End with White Washed glaze.

Don't worry if the glaze goes on too thick in spots because you can either dip the brush in water and spread it out OR wait until it dries and dry brush over it with the previous paint color. There are no mistakes, just play with the colors until you achieve the look you want.

Custom graphic transferred onto the sign

In PicMonkey I created a graphic for the sign sized to 1500 x 2500 pixels using fonts from their wedding invitations and saved as a jpeg file. Next, I uploaded the file to the Block Posters website and enlarged it to fit the sign. It printed on six sheets of paper which I taped together as pictured below.

DIY Beach Wedding Sign Graphic

For detailed instructions on how I transferred the graphic onto the sign visit my detailed Image Transfer Technique Using Graphite Paper tutorial. You can get the gist of how it's done in the following photos.

This photo is after the graphic was traced using graphite paper.

DIY Beach Wedding Sign Graphic Transfer

This is after hand painting over the traced graphic using a script liner art brush (insert link) and two coats of chalk paint in the color Hurricane Gray.

DIY Beach Wedding Sign Hand Painted Graphic

Here is the sign assembled and on the beach before the ceremony.


As promised at the top of this post, here is the materials list so you can find the products I used to make the beach wedding sign.

Materials List

1/4" Plywood
1" x 1" Pressure Treated Wood Nailing Strip
Peacock Mineral Chalk Paint
The Gulf Mineral Chalk Paint
Hurricane Gray Mineral Chalk Paint
Van Dyke Brown Glaze
White Wash Glaze
Gator Hide Polyacrylic
Chip Brush
Script Liner Art Brush
Graphite Paper
Red Pen
Liquid Nails Glue

For the products I didn't include a link, you can find them here in my Recommended Products List on Amazon.


Next week I'll be sharing how I transformed a thrift store box into a pretty wedding card box fit for a beach wedding. In the meantime, you can find more DIY wedding decor ideas on the blog HERE.

Do you know anyone planning a beach wedding in the near future? Please share my DIY Beach Wedding Sign with them and/or saved it on Pinterest.

DIY Beach Wedding Sign Tutorial

One of the perks of having a destination wedding is that everything is done for you. But if you want to add some personal touches to your special day, making your own DIY Beach Wedding Sign is one idea for doing it.


Now I invite you to visit the beautiful furniture makeovers this month from my pals in the Furniture Fixer Upper group by pressing the links below...

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Talk Of The Town Party 115

Oh, Spring how I welcome thee now if you could please get rid of all the white stuff on the ground I'd be most appreciative. Happy Spring everyone! Can't wait to see your Spring|Easter projects and recipes. May your temperatures be warm and your tulips and crocus' in full bloom.

Welcome back to Talk of the Town!

Talk of the Town link party

First, let's take a look at what you may have missed from your party hosts!
 
This week at Knick of Time


This Week At My Repurposed Life



Here's what we're talking about from last week's party!


Grass Centerpiece For Easter - Walking On Sunshine
Baked Eggs In A Cast Iron Skillet - The Black Peppercorn

Rustic DIY Twine Carrots - The Organized Dream

Spring Mantel And A New Easter Bunny Sign - So Much Better With Age
Pineapple Pie - Simply Stacie
Now, it's your turn!
👉PLEASE NOTE – THERE ARE NOW *2* SEPARATE LINK UPS👈 
the first is for DIY/Vintage/Repurposed links and the second for Recipe Links. 
Thank you!
By linking up at Talk of the Town, you agree that your photos may be used to promote the party, or in other round-ups.
***Please keep in mind that linking up with stock photography or using photos without express permission by the photo owner is not allowed. Links of stock photography or photos that are not owned by you will be removed without notification.***
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