I grew up knowing the meaning of being patriotic. Knowing how to respect the flag and my country. Red, White and Blue was something to be proud of.
For me, decorating with the flag and patriotic decor brings back wonderful memories of my childhood.
I had a conversation about this the other day with a customer at my store. Her son is in the military. She was concerned about how children today view our patriotic holidays and if they even knew the meaning. Made me wonder….
We said the Pledge of Allegiance in school and even sang patriotic hymns. They made me proud and happy. I admired the soldiers that fought for our freedom as I do today. Red, White and blue was family and friends, apple pie and picnics.
Fireworks in celebration
It is up to us to teach our children well
We have had some wonderful memories and my family continues the traditions.
This holiday I will grill out again, put up my patriotic decor and enjoy my family.
I will pray for the men that continue to fight for our freedom and the families that have given up so much
My home will have my DIY flags and decor like my paint stick flag above. My store will be decorated again with the wonderful bunting I made using my Old Time Pottery vinyl cloth. It looks like Old Time USA!
This year I added to the fun. I enhanced a Game of Corn Hole and Tic-Tac-Toe, purchased at Old Time Pottery, by painting it with the stars and strips creating a Patriotic Yard Game. It was a fun and easy project that I think old and young will appreciate
I found the game at Old Time Pottery. It has corn hole and tic-tac-toe! Great for the yard.
I used my chalk and mineral based paint to paint on the fabric of the bean bags and the front of the board
I cut a star stencil that I free handed. This is NOT perfect. Have fun with it. It is going in the yard to play with and it still will look cute
I used white stars on the blue and white stripes on the red


Then I taped of a triangular shape like a bunting flag and painted a whimsical print on the front of the corn hole
Peeled off tape and finished painting stars
I love the way it came out. This is a decoration all by itself!
I found the yard metal art at Old Time Pottery too!
This is going to be fun and we will use it all year long, as long as the weather is nice. This can be brought indoors too. Bean bags are pretty safe to throw in the den.
Tic-Tac-Toe can be played anywhere also.
Time to start another tradition
Our country was formed with traditions
God Bless the USA!
Do you thing you will give this a try?
Written by DreamingInColor
Deneen is the owner/designer for her business Dreamingincolor located in Historic Murfreesboro, TN where she showcases her furniture, DIY's and artistic creations that she writes about on her design blog Dreamingincolor. She has always had a passion for thinking outside the box and creating something affordable and beautiful.

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