Our Keepsake Hand Print Flag

It’s amazing what a couple of days with six hour stretches of sleep can do. The old me returned, complete with a little quiet time in the kitchen after the kiddies went to sleep. A rare occurrence, since lately I’ve been jumping into bed as soon as they they do. I was chopping tomatoes & enjoying the silence the day before the 4th of July and this idea popped in my head. I LOVE hand print projects. (like this one and this one) It’s one of the things I can’t get enough of, because it’s something I can’t ever recreate. It freezes a moment in time–tiny fingers & itty bitty toes. I love using them as art. Especially for holidays.

So using some burlap left over from a Christmas project, and some craft paint, my babies and I made this. I realize that I am a day late on this, but I know many of you are military mamas, and well, the flag just means something different to us. I think it’d make an excellent addition in a care package for deployed daddies. :) So instead of waiting until next year to publish, I’m adding it today. Even though it’s late. That’s just the story of my life lately.

I spritzed the burlap with water to get the creases out, and let it dry before using any paint. Adding Everett’s hand prints was a two person job, so it is not pictured. (sad!) I hot glued a dowel rod (under a dollar at Lowe’s) to the top of the flag (cutting it to size using a shrub trimmer because I didn’t want to drag out the hand saw) & sat it on top of a couple of little command hooks stuck to the door. Viola! Keepsake art. :)

I just know I’ll treasure this for years to come!

 Happy Belated 4th from me & my firecrackers!

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Hi! Hello! I am Shawna, the founder of Styleberry Blog. This creative corner of the internet has become a learning haven for moms and creatives, offering a warm and encouraging nudge to those who wish to be better and do better, but often don't know where to start. From Decorating to DIY to Diapers and Paleo-ish Dishes, I strive to make the complicated simple and empower women to take action beyond their personal comfort zone. I subscribe to the Shine Theory & so strongly believe that we shine when the women around us shine and mutual support—lifting up instead of tearing down--will always be the culture here. Are you in? I hope so! Beyond the computer, I run Styleberry Creative where I work with clients to create low fuss, high function spaces that are pretty and practical in San Antonio, Texas and beyond. I LOVE making a house a home. My own studs out renovation is now complete and I am now back to working with clients. Please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you'd like to work together! I hope you’ll join me on this fun new adventure! Xo.