Happy Thanksgiving!

When we think about what we are thankful for, I’d imagine our freedom living in America is at the top of the list for most of us. 

Michael likes those ‘car window flags’ that flap in the wind as you drive along.  It doesn’t take long for them to get quite ripped up.  And of course I CAN’T let him just toss them out when he buys a new one.  But what to do with them?!?!? 

Well, first I ‘stained’ it with my secret recipe stain.  Had to spray it with the stain several times before it was ‘grubbied to my satisfaction’.  These flags are made of synthetic fabric, so the stain doesn’t take as well as it does on natural fibers.

I had five or six flags.  Put the first one in an 8×10 frame (which I had distressed) with a grubby tag added.

But I could only get ONE use per flag this way, and I had some scraps left from this one and wanted a way to use those.  So, I found some smaller frames. 7×7 frames with a 4×6 mat included.  I tea stained the mats, printed up some Americana sayings (using my computer) on tea stained paper, then started cutting, tearing and gluing!

Some of the ‘flags’ I pieced together by just gluing (Alene’s tacky glue, which is what I almost always use!) a square of the star fabric onto a strip of the stripes fabric.  Glued the flag to the back of the mat; then glued the torn saying to the front of the mat.

Here’s a close up of some of the smaller ones.

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  1. i just love how clever you are!!!


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