Independence Day Liberty Board

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Do you have your 4th of July Decor up yet?  I’m still working on mine, but I’m so excited to have the addition of this Independence Day Liberty Board for my patriotic decor!  This was a super simple project, but it makes such a fun statement!

I ordered this shaped board from my favorite wood craft store, and have had it in my stash for a few months. I started by partially painting the edges red.  Then I gave it 3-4 good coats of white, including the red edges. MDF seems to soak up the paint, so it takes a few coats, and you need those extra coats to cover the red up as well.

Once all your paint is dry, using some fine sand paper, lightly sand the top, just to smooth it out, and then distress the edges, letting the red show through just a little bit.

I got into Cricut Craft Room (this program is free and totally awesome!!) and started looking for a fun shape or design to use on this project.   I found these two fun design on the Stand and Salute Cartridge. When I design a project like this one in CCR, I use two different layers.  I put the outline of the US in one layer and then put “liberty” in another layer.  It makes it easy because you can change the colors of the layers and picture what it is going to look like when it is all cut out.  Once I had it designed, I cut it out on my Cricut Expression using the brand new Cricut Vinyl!  I love this stuff!  My favorite part about it is the backing!  It comes off the mat SO easy!  (If you would like the file for this project, you can grab it here.)  After I had it cut out, I used transfer tape to put it on the board.

Once I had the vinyl put on the board, I decided that it needed a little something more, so I added this fun striped ribbon. I think it was the perfect finishing touch.

What do you think?

Does this make you want to make one of your own or what? :)  What kind of 4th of July decorations do you have? Which one of your patriotic decorations is your favorite?  I think this Independence Day Liberty Board is my new favorite!

 

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  1. This is beautiful!!!

  2. I love this! It’s perfect for 4th of July!
    Therena @ littlebitofpaint.blogspot.com

  3. I so love your 7/4 deco. Very cute and so festive, you did a great job. I don’t have a cricut or a silhouette so I just cut things out the good old fashioned way. I enjoy making decos for holidays or any day for that matter. I’ve seen so many great ideas on blogs it’s hard to decide which ones I want to try. Happy 4th. and summer.

  4. I usually don’t decorate much for the 4th, but this I could use! So cute!

  5. I love this!! Featuring it on The Inspiration Network today for our 4th of July week long event!

  6. Hey there! Found you linked up at TT&J and I love your sign! It’s lovely <3

    Fotini

  7. So adorable! I wish I had a mantel to put something like this on! hehe
    (new follower here!)
    Morgaine from Madcap Frenzy
    P.S. I would also like to invite you to join my June Totally Tuesday Link Party:
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    Hugs!

  8. This is beautiful! You did such a fantastic job! Thanks for linking up to Homemade By You Wednesday! I look forward to having you come back! You are going to be featured this week!

  9. Love love love! What is transfer tape? I want to make this!

  10. Gorgeous! I love how it is clean and classic but also modern. So fun!

  11. Featuring you today! :) Where did you get your wood?? I want one! :) So cute! Happy 4th!

  12. This is such an original idea, I love how it turned out! We would love to have you link this or any of your posts to our Saturday Show Us How You Rock Link Party. It starts Fridays at 6pm and ends the following Thursday at 10pm, hope to see you there!

    Tracy
    http://www.madefrompinterest.net/

  13. No Cricuts at my house, but I love this look. Gotta find a way to recreate this.
    PJ recently posted…Fourth of July Shirts with HistoryMy Profile

  14. Charissa says:

    Love this!! Any tips on how to download this. For some reason it won’t work.

    • When you click to download, it should bring up a screen that says, “No Preview Available” with a download button. If you click download, you can save the file, and then open it in Cricut Craft Room. I hope that helps! :)

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