Patriotic decorations do not have to be limited to simply the 4th of July. You can make this Uncle Sam decoration from a wood shim and some other small wood pieces. Megan does a fantastic job in explaining how to do so. Megan is known for her whimsical designs that have a rustic country flair.
Patriotic Decorations supplies used:
DecoArt(R) Americana(R) paints in:
- Country Red
- Uniform Blue
- Warm White
- Flesh Tone.
- DecoArt(TM) Glistening Snow-Tex(TM) for the beard.
- paint brushes and water
- covered work surface
- wood shim
- craft stick
- sanding paper
- hand drill
- wire snips
- magnet optional
Instruction for Patriotic Decorations:
- Paint the shim, both stars, and the wings Warm White. Paint hat brim and a wide band Uniform Blue. Paint Country Red stripes on the hat. The face and nose are Flesh Tone. Allow the paint to dry and really if needed.
- Apply Snow-Tex(TM) with a palette knife. Allow the paint to dry and really if needed.
- Use craft glue to attach wings (mustache), and nose to Uncle Sam’s face. Eyes are dip dots of Black.
Use a hand drill to make small holes in the hat, thread wire through and twist ends to secure. Or, skip the drilling and glue a heavy-duty magnet to the back for a groovy decoration for your fridge or filing cabinet. Or move the design up, leaving less hat and more beard, and poke Uncle Sam into a potted plant for Patriotic Pizzazz!!