Farmhouse Friday #10 – Patriotic Decor

With July 4th just around the corner, it’s time to deck the farmhouse with patriotic decor!  I’ll admit, I do very little holiday decorating, other than Christmas, so choosing this theme was a stretch for me, but not only did I come up with a new project, I have 20+ more patriotic projects by other bloggers that I think you’ll love!

farmhouse decor

If you missed any of the previous Farmhouse Friday themes, you can find them all HERE.

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For my project, I used this handmade wooden step stool.  It came with the RV we bought a few years ago, and it has seen better days.

Since I don’t like to store a lot of holiday decor, I wanted to give it a makeover, but keep it simple so that it could be used throughout the year.

wooden step stool

Nothing could be simpler than sanding off the pealing sealer that was on it,then painting and distressing it a bit.

Depending on how it’s used, it works for July 4th and Christmas, but really could be used any time.

pedestal serving tray

It looks so cute used as a pedestal serving stand to hold food!  It could also be used on a mantle or dresser to give some height to a display.

red step stool

This project was as easy can be –  Retired Flag in Window Display.  Instant WOW!

repurposed window flag display

I have just a few other patriotic projects I’ve done in the past as well.

I made these book page pinwheels a few years ago, and I think they’d look so cute with the addition of red and blue buttons in the center.  Attaching them to quirky tings like old spindles, springs and a spool of thread makes the display more fun and interesting.

repurposed book pages pinwheels

I repurposed a book cover and used an antique flag image to create this Patriotic Book Cover Art.  The flag image is a free printable!

printable US flag image

I have several other printables available that are perfect for the 4th of July.

Click HERE for this full-size Star Spangled Banner printable.

national anthem

Click –>America the Beautiful Sheet Music Printable

Click here –>Antique US Flags Printable

Now let’s look at a bunch more DIY projects to decorate with farmhouse style!

Rustic SalvagedFence American Flag by My Love 2 Create

repurposed fence pickets flag

Pallet Wood Star by Scavenger Chic.
pallet wood star Easy Patriotic Luminaries via Keep Calm and Decoratepatriotic decorDIY Rustic Flag via Petticoat Junktionrustic american flag

Pallet Wood United States Wall art via At Home with Sweet T

pallet wood map

Patriotic Flower Centerpieces via Country Livingpatriotic flowersStars and Stripes Adirondack chair via Better Homes and white and blue furnitureAlso from Better Homes and Gardens is a free pattern to make this Patriotic Redwork Stitchery.patriotic embroidery

Reclaimed Wood Flag by Beyond the Picket Fence.

salvaged wood american flag

DIY Patriotic Mason Jar Vases from Yesterday on Tuesday.

July 4th decor mason jars

Patriotic Chalkboard via Hymns and Verses.

patriotic chalkboard

God Bless America Faux Milk Bottles from The Kim Six Fix.

repurposed Starbucks bottles

Patriotic Flag Pillow by Atta Girl Says.

us flag pillow

Wooden Flag Bunting via Homeroad

patriotic bunting

Also from Homeroad – Upcycled US Flag Tray.

patriotic serving tray

Patriotic Medallions with free printables from Carla Schauer Designs.

patriotic crafts

DIY Patriotic Bunting from Chalk and Chocolate.

fabric bunting

Burlap Flag Banner by Virginia Sweet Pea.

burlap banner

Printable Patriotic Banner from Fox Hollow Cottage.

printable banner

Tie Dye Fireworks Napkins by Illistyle

tie dye napkins

DIY Americana Crate via The Princess and Her Cowboys.

flag crate

Patriotic Windows Flag Display via Remodelando la Casa.

repurposed window patriotic living room

DIY Drop Cloth Patriotic Pillow from Confessions of a Serial DIYer.

drop cloth patriotic pillow

Easy Upcycled Patriotic Jar from Organized 31.

upcycled jar

Pottery Barn Flag Hack from The Honey Comb Home.

DIY Wooden American Flag

Dip Dyed Pinwheels from Sew a Fine Seam.

dyed pinwheels

Let’s not forget the little ones, with this Patriotic Onesie from Dream Book Design!

patriotic kids clothing

Next week’s theme will be

banner crates

signature pin

patriotic crafts decor printables

Now let’s see your patriotic decor!

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  1. So many great ideas in one place and your stool can be used again and again! Thanks for including my drop cloth pillow! Pinning XO

  2. What a beautiful and patriotic collection! I love your Patriotic Book Art… lovely. Thanks for including my jars.

  3. Thanks for the feature Angie. You’ve gathered some great projects. I need to get busy!

  4. What a fun collection of patriotic projects. Thanks for including my easy patriotic upcycled jar.

  5. What awesome inspiration, as always! Thanks also for sharing your printables! I can’t wait to use them in my decor.

  6. Hi Angie,
    Love your blog and have been following you for awhile. I love holiday decor, but I also love using things that can be used in other ways like your cute red stool. I’ve got to build me one and paint it ASAP! Thanks for this great idea and all the other wonderful things you share!

  7. So many great ideas in once place. Love them!!!

  8. Marlene Stephenson says:

    Thanks Angie for all the wonderfuk ideas and i really like your cute pinwheels.

  9. I never get tired of American-themed decor! Thanks for including my PB Flag Hack!

  10. I love that sweet little stool…you’ve made it super-functional by keeping it subtle…I’d definitely keep that out all year long…but then, I’m crazy for red, most especially that shade of it! And those jelly beans have me wishing I had some on hand right now…but what a wonderful idea for a little hostess gift, favours for a child’s party, or even a gift for your favourite teacher!

  11. I love some good patriotic decor! Thanks for sharing my flag!

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