Freedom isn’t Free.  I am thankful for the brave patriots (past and present) working to keep America free.

Creative Embellishments has some amazing products with patriotic themed designs to celebrate all things patriotic, from shakers to stamps, home decor, chipboard and stencils. My project today features the wood home decor USA shape, flag shaker and some chipboard shapes to accent the piece.

Here are the pieces used:  United States – Wood Home Decor, flag shaker setStar Pieces, Freedom Isn’t Free – chipboard sentiment

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This decor piece is going on my front door so I did want to protect the wood from sun fading since I decided to leave the wood shape unpainted. I sprayed the piece with a coat of clear shellac to seal the wood.  As you can see, the wood Creative Embellishments uses is clean and unblemished, ready to use.

 

The sentiment, Freedom Isn’t Free, was also kept simple and painted with vanilla acrylic paint.

 

 

The shaker pieces were painted using acrylic paints. The shaker was filled with fun shaker mix from Buttons Galore called DooDadz.  Great shaker mix makes the shaker all the more fun.  I like adding shakers to the home decor pieces because they add an interactive element that is not very typical of wall art.

Thank you for stopping here today.  Happy crafting.