Friday, June 21, 2013

Mini-Blind Flag


What do you get when you cross old mini-blind slats and a deli tray?




A flag!


A couple of years ago I made a PVC Pipe Flag and wanted to do the same kind of thing this year.




I had a deli tray and the slats from an old mini-blind that I took down. Please don't ask me why I saved those things, and whatever you do, do not bring up that hoarder word that my husband seems to like to throw around a lot!




I started by painting the tray. Don't worry too much about the middle, you won't see it.




Lay the slats in the tray and cut to fit.




I had the same paper as the pvc flag leftover and still around, so I mod-podged it on each slat.




I used Aleene's Tacky Glue and a sponge brush and applied a thick layer and then just layed the slats on top. I was a little worried that it wouldn't stay stuck, but the slats are all on there strong.




I wrapped ribbon around a rope and hot glued it to the back to hang.




I left the tray plain at first, but then decided it could use a few stickers.





Happy Friday!

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14 comments:

Sandy said...

Terri, that is absolutely genius!!

Amie Irwin said...

This is sooo amazing! What a clever way to create a flag.. I love it!
Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party~
xoxo
Amie @ Pinkapotamus

Gina Wamsley said...

That's just awesome! Great job!
Gina
http://ginascraftcorner.blogspot.com
Gina's Craft Corner

Alice Emma Thompson said...

What a fab idea!

I would love for you to link up at the Mommy Archive - we're focusing on July 4th this week, Alice x

Artsy VaVa said...

So clever! That turned out great!

the cape on the corner said...

now THAT is a unique and smart idea! love it!

Life With The Crust Cut Off said...

This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/two-girls-and-a-party-link-up-22/
Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
Hosted by:
http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/ Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
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We hope to see you there!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Such a cute idea!

Virginia Megin Gallagher said...

What a unique project, Terri! It's really neat ~ I love the old Americana look it has.
I'm visiting you today from 7alive. I co-host a Linky Party and would LOVE for you to add this. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, leave a comment and Link Up, too!
~ Megin of VMG206
Join me at DIY Showcase Link Party (Sat-Fri)

sew sweet vintage said...

Super cute and great up cycle!
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Sara Howe said...

How on Earth do you come up with an idea like this!!! It's such a great idea! :) Sara @ http://sarahowe.blogspot.com

Sumo @ Sumo's Sweet Stuff said...

This is so creative! I will be featuring it on my blog tomorrow!

http://www.sumossweetstuff.com

Thanks for linking up!
Sumo:)

Kirsten Thompson said...

What a clever idea! Love it! Thanks for linking up at Shine on Friday!

Toodie said...

How can you possibly be labeled a hoarder when it's so obvious that you are using these things? See? I can help a girl out here. LOL! That is a genius idea! I love it.