All American 4th of July


Happy 4th of July to my friends and family here in the States! May your day be filled with fireworks and fun in celebration of this great country of ours!


As you all know by now, I don’t like to let a holiday pass without a bit of seasonal decorating. And that is especially true for the 4th, when I deck my house out in Americana for the summer. Today I have one last patriotic home decor project to share that I made with Photo Play Paper’s adorable Red, White, & Blue collection. And I thought we could take a wee house tour while we were at it, too.


The Red, White, & Blue collection has really fabulous printed journaling cards, which make really easy home decor projects, like this cute 5×7 altered desk frame. I gave the frame a quick whitewash and sanding, and then added a thin line of patterned paper trim around the inside edge of the frame. The 4×6 journaling card was dressed up with a few cardstock stickers and embellished with Ranger crackle paste and ink in all four corners, then layered with a pair of patterned papers. I like to remove the glass from frames so that I can build up depth with lots of foam adhesive without any limitations.


Best thing about small frame projects is that they can fit in just about anywhere. This one is on top of my antique butler’s chest in the sunroom, along with lots of other patriotic pieces collected or passed down through the years. I hope you enjoy taking a little peek.

The rest of the sunroom.


And into the living room.


And finally, the dining room. Which this year took on a cross between Americana and the beachy blues I used in the front entryway.



Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy Holiday!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Photo Play Paper - Red, White and Blue Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackRanger Ink - Texture Paste - Opaque CrackleRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Picket FenceTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round

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9 thoughts on “All American 4th of July

  1. A wonderful white wash frame with the United States in red/white/blue!! It’s always fun to see your home decor for each season, Audrey! Fab way to decorate with all the flags! The elephant and duck is just too cute! And, your mantel and plate collection is just gorgeous! Happy 4th to you!!

  2. Wow!!! I love this adorable frame! The white wash frame looks amazing! Such a great home decor piece and oh my goodness, your decorations are fabulous..love your sunroom!! You are so creative my friend!!!
    Happy 4th my friend,
    Sherrie K

  3. Your home decor project is fantastic! I love your sunroom. Do I spy some new additions? I don’t remember seeing the Lady Liberty figurine or the wooden man on the mantle. Also, the elephant I don’t recall seeing before either. What a fabulous collection!

    • You have a good eye, Patty! Yes, those things you mentioned are new additions to the collection! 😉

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