Thursday, June 23, 2016

America The Beautiful


O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed His grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!




With Independence Day just around the corner
I thought I had better get busy and make a few decorations for my home.
I just completed this sweet and shabby American flag
and I thought I would share it with you, dear friends.




I have seen these type of flags on Pinterest and other blogs
and have been itching to make one :)
I went with a shabby and primitive country theme
and simply made it my own.
I also tried to add lots of texture by using a variety of ribbon and lace.




O beautiful for pilgrim feet,
Whose stern, impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America!
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!




To make my flag I simply used a wooden hanger
and folded the ribbon over the rod
then hot glued the fold in place.




I pinned the star fabric onto two pieces of ribbon
and the fabric was embellished with vintage lace.




O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved
And mercy more than life!
America! America!
May God thy gold refine,
Till all success be nobleness,
And every gain divine!




A pretty lace flower was added to the corner of the hanger.




And for the finishing touch I tied some ribbon around the metal part of the hanger
and added a shabby rose which has a paper tag glued onto it .




O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America!
God shed His grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!
- Katharine Lee Bate -




Have a lovely day,
sweet friends!

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44 comments:

Simply Linda said...

Oh how lovely!!! Have a beautiful day friend.

Anne Payne said...

Pinterest has such great ideas. Your project came out perfect. :-)
Have a great weekend! Love you!!!

domenica.60 said...

Your flag is a lovely masterpiece !
Have a nice weekend my dear American enchanting lady ,
Franca

janice15 said...

I just love Pinerest. I can e there for hrs. Your flag is very cute Stephanie great idea. Happy soon to be 4th of July with love Janice

Debby Ray said...

I just love this adorable take on the red, white and blue! I can't believe it's almost the 4th of July already, can you? Hugs!

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh my goodness. How sweet! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

mamasmercantile said...

A great addition for your celebrations. The vintage lace is beautiful. Take care.

Norma Ruttan said...

I love your unusual take on our beautiful flag.

Alex said...

Oh, what a clever, adorable creation! The choice of ribbons is just perfect, the whole thing is charming and very Prim. You may have picked up an idea, or half an idea from Pinterest, but the final result is so very YOU, my friend.
It will flutter in the breeze and look so pretty!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I just love your take on the flag for adding some pretty, primitive, patriotic decor, sweet friend! Using all the pretty trims, adds so much texture. You're so creative and when you're finished wth it, you can just hang it up to store it..easy peasy! Love and hugs!

Melanie said...

Such a pretty idea for a flag. You always come up with great ideas that you can do with simple objects. Have a blessed day.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Stephanie, Your patriotic treasures are wonderful and so pretty in a cottage style. Your talents are over the top my friend. You make everything better using great fabrics, trims and accents. Love this project. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.
Wishing you a nice weekend ahead. Blessings xo

Mehrll said...

You make such lovely things. This will look beautiful fluttering in the breeze on our nation's birthday.

Debbie said...

oooooh i really like this, it's fun and playful and it does not seem too difficult. putting this on my to do list for sure. yours is beautiful!!!

Christine said...

That is sooo wonderful and beautifully made! You make me feel so patriotic seeing the stars and stripes and reading the words of your National anthem!
Have a wonderful day!

Kim said...

What a gorgeous and shabby-licious take on your flag. This is so pretty and fun!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Oh, I just love your flag! I too have been wanting to make one of these but just haven't. I don't have a stash of lace or ribbons so it is intimidating to go buy all that I need and that match...or it could be fun! I love your embellishments.

Cranberry Morning said...

It's a wonderful song and such a pretty and patriotic 'flag.'

Debbie Harris said...

That is going to look wonderful hanging out as those ribbons blow in the wind.
Great idea and as Kitty said you can just hand it up to store it.
I love the words to this song, brings tears to my eyes actually.

Love you~

Debbie Harris said...

That is going to look wonderful hanging out as those ribbons blow in the wind.
Great idea and as Kitty said you can just hand it up to store it.
I love the words to this song, brings tears to my eyes actually.

Love you~

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I love this Stephanie and while looking at your photos I was wondering how I could replicate our Canadian flag the same way on a wooden hanger. Could be a fun challenge!

Mari said...

That is so sweet! That song always touches me and is perfect with your little flag.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning my friend! July is just around the corner, but honestly, I don't want it to come. June in my opinion, is often overlooked! I want to slow her down, I want to continue to savor her "free" ride into summer!!!! But July has its own magic, and when I comes, I will embrace it. Then August is the door that slowly begins to shut down my fun. BOO HOO! teeheee

LOVELY WORK! Enjoy yourself sweet friend, as you savor the days of summer. Anita

Tamago said...

Wow, I've never seen a flag like this before! It looks so elegant and sweet! I love the lace flower you added. Makes it even sweeter :-) I imagine your home will look really beautiful filled with your lovely decorations by the time Independence Day arrives! Have a wonderful weekend, Stephanie!

Anna said...

Lovely !!!!!!!!!
Have a fun weekend !
Anna

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

So beautiful!
Have a blessed weekend! xx

Sandy said...

Fabulous Flag--
Sandy xx

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Stephanie,
This patriotic hanger is just beautiful and perfect for the holiday! Thanks for sharing this craft idea and it looks pretty easy to make. Enjoy the weekend.
Julie xo

Miss Val's Creations said...

I love this Stephanie. Beautiful work! It is perfect for anyone who likes to decorate in a shabby or country style. :)

Mildred said...

Darling idea! I look forward to getting settled and being able to decorate for holidays again!
God bless you and yours this weekend. xoxo

Vicky Hunt said...

I've been seeing these adorable flags all over as well and think they are the cutest! I need to get in my craft room and see if I have the things I need to make one. I love your spin on it...so pretty! Hope you have a wonderful weekend my friend.

Hugs, Vicky

Linda Walker said...

Stephanie,
This little version is just adorable! I made a very large one last year which reminds me I need to get it out ASAP! :) I love the addition of the little flower and of course some sparkle! So cute! Oh and btw, America the Beautiful is one of my favorite patriotic songs!
xo
Linda

Barbara Neubeck said...

.. your 'take' on the American Flag is wonderful.... I love it.... we don't do a lot of flag flying on our homes in Australia, which is a bit of a shame...
Have a lovely week end...
...hugs... Barb xxxx

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Stephanie,

Loving your flag you made and how very clever and thanks for showing us.
Have a happy weekend dear friend
hugs
Carolyn

KimM said...

What a delightful idea! I'll have to give it a try. Thank you for sharing. Have a great weekend!!
xxx

Kelly-Anne said...

Ah, this is so beautiful, dear friend! I know that if I had been an American, I would most certainly have made your lovely flag... How creative you are, Stephanie - this project belongs in a crafty magazine!
Wishing you a delightful new week! Hugs always,
Kelly-Anne

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Stephanie,
I love your beautiful "Flag"!! Stunning!!
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Hugs,
Deb

Conniecrafter said...

Fantastic project Stephanie, very creative and I just love the many different laces and ribbons you used. That flower is just gorgeous with all it's pretty layers too!

Mimi said...

Dear Stephanie, what a lovely tribute you've made! I adore your sweet way with everything. Love, Mimi xxx

Margie said...

Very nice, Stephanie! I always enjoy seeing your creative projects.

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, this is so cute. Love all the red, white, and blue. Don't ya just love Pinterest? We got a few ideas from there for Jess' shower. We had a great time, but soooo tired and resting this week. I can't believe the Fourth of July is Monday!

~Sheri

Trisha said...

I want to make one too, it's just too cute!

~Trisha

Jess said...

Such a cute and homey idea! LOVE it!! So creative!

I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for Crafts, Recipes, and Tips and Tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Stephanie,
We are so happy to feature this at our Monday Cooking & Crafting with J & J Link Up! Have a Happy 4th of July!
Julie xo

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