Turn an Old Shutter into a Fun 4th of July Decoration


4th of July is one my favorite holidays! I love the Parades, Picnics, Food, Fireworks and of course Decorating too! I picked up an old plastic shutter at the Garage Sale recently for $1 and decided to add it to our 4th of July Decorations.
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We added a white wicker chair, old red Coleman cooler, the Wooden Firecrackers (instructions for the Firecrackers are on my Hometalk page) and a few other items for our Front Porch Decorating.
turn an old shutter into a fun 4th of july decoration, patriotic decor ideas, seasonal holiday d cor
We used these simple supplies to create the Patriotic Shutter
turn an old shutter into a fun 4th of july decoration, patriotic decor ideas, seasonal holiday d cor
We began by spraying the whole shutter with primer.
turn an old shutter into a fun 4th of july decoration, patriotic decor ideas, seasonal holiday d cor
And then came the time consuming part of taping it off. But after everything was taped, the painting went quickly.
turn an old shutter into a fun 4th of july decoration, patriotic decor ideas, seasonal holiday d cor
We used a star stencil printed on the computer.
turn an old shutter into a fun 4th of july decoration, patriotic decor ideas, seasonal holiday d cor
To soften the edges a bit, I added burlap ribbon and twine.
turn an old shutter into a fun 4th of july decoration, patriotic decor ideas, seasonal holiday d cor
To see more detailed instructions, click on the link below.
Hoosier Homemade

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2 questions
  • Angie
    on Jun 21, 2016

    Totally copying this! How did you make the fire crackers?

  • The1215615
    on Jun 10, 2018

    Can you go into more detail on how you attached the burlap ribbon, please?

    • Hoosier Homemade
      on Jun 10, 2018

      Sure! I attached it with wire on the top/back side of the shutter. Then twisted it a bit to create the "motion" of the ribbon. The burlap has a wire in it, so it was easy to twist.

      -Liz

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  • Lori
    on Jun 21, 2016

    I give you first prize for the best display ever. I love how you guys celebrate the fourth of July and try to be down there every year. Beautiful job.

  • Angie
    on Jun 22, 2016

    Sorry Hoosier Homemade! I see you included instructions on the fire crackers!

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