“May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.”
– Peter Marshall
Sometimes I stop and wonder why I was blessed to have been born in this country. There are so many opportunities and access to so much here. It’s at those times that I remember that with those blessings comes responsibility.
One of the ways to do right, for us, is to reduce waste and be a good steward of the what we’ve been given. Of course, we aren’t perfect, but it’s our goal, and we learn from so many others…….
Like in the Facebook Group, Upcycle Sharin, that we help admin, some members added their upcycled RED, WHITE, and BLUE projects. So grab your scraps and make some decorations for your 4th of July celebrations.
50 PATRIOTIC UPCYCLED PROJECTS
Sonja Terebey Mawson used some old tin for this flag….
Lisa Severance painted this chair for a local charity..
Nancy with Cobani Bleu created this great red, white, and blue upcycled soda crate.
Misty Grant made this flag from an old window:
Geniece from Funky Junk from the Country painted this patriotic dresser..
This rustic wood flag from Ruth Ahern Vandanssem is a great way to use up leftover wood scraps.
Tammy Schultz created this cute patriotic angel….
Barb created these little wood firecrackers…
And she also created this patriotic wreath..
This beautiful table makeover is from A Home to Grow Old In:
Melody Borden Puckett used vintage lace and fabrics for this flag…
This patriotic shutter project is from Kerry O’Donoghue Horne…
Karen Miller created a patriotic garland with fabric…
These patriotic nesting tables were done by Sherrie Gebhardt-Smith
This special piece was a team effort full of gratitude & love for a veteran who has served our country with 4 tours to the Middle East. TK Wood Creations& my little company (Made In The Shade) joined forces to create this special flag as a token of appreciation for his service. He now works with the ROTC program at Eagleville High and one of his students drew the beautiful picture that I transferred onto wood. I am beyond honored to have been able to take part in something so very special!!! Thank you for your service, Colonel Waldrip!
This patriotic wall art from Gabrielle Spears is pretty amazing.
Here is another shutter project. This one is from Paula Roberge.
And Paula also created this beautiful display:
Susan from HomeRoad did this JENGA GAME FLAG:
And this FLAG BUNTING:
Karen Dunn has a patriotic fence that hides her garbage cans…
This adorable heart was made by Vicky Kloppenborg:
DIY Danielle is sharing her upcycled watering can with patriotic spirit:
How about this for festive spirit? Tracy Southerland created this front porch display with old plastic shutters and scrap lumber.
Another admin for the Upcycle Sharin group is Sarah with Sadie Seasongoods. She has several fun projects to share 6 to be exact:
There’s the first 25 Patriotic Upcycled Projects. Here are 25 more……..
This fun bench is from Rosemary at Not Just Paper and Paint..
Becky Davis creates these using fan blades….
Linda at Mixed Creations created these patriotic vases..
This dresser, from All Things New Again, was painted for a U.S. Marine’s family.
Kerry O’Donoghue Home upcycled this breadbox for a fun flag project…
And Kerry also did this cute child’s chair…
Pillar Box Blue, also an admin in the group, is sharing her upcycled denim bunting:
This woven tapestry was created by Susan Linares from a Police Benefit.
Here’s another fun dresser. This one was done by Alison West, Air Brushed.
Tami made this patriotic bench from a head and foot board.
Amy Hawk created this old window patriotic scene…
Melody Borden Puckett, from Mel’s Wine Cork Crafts, created this rustic piece from a BABY GATE!!
Debbie Wettergren painted this dresser, and it sits on her front porch…
This patriotic upcycled window is from Melinda Williams Vickers…
Pam at House of Hawthornes did this Easy American Flag Craft:
Patti Dennis says there is no wasting scrap metal at her house:
How cool is this one? It’s made from trampoline springs by Killeen Kody
We love a good pallet reuse. Here is this pallet sign from Jenny Carlson..
Finally, this pallet sign was made by Kristi Walsh’s teenage son! We say bravo!
Alright, which patriotic upcycled project are you ready to make? Tell us in the comments below.