Patriotic Craft {God Bless America Printable}

We are heading into summer which means – patriotic season is right around the corner.  All-American pastimes like baseball and barbecues, picnics and parades will soon be on my family’s agenda.  I also love seeing all the classic red, white and blue décor that will sprout up.  I had a friend design the music chart for
“God Bless America” made available to you here.  With a a few fabric covered buttons you have a great focal piece for your summer vignettes, mantels or tablescapes.

patriotic craft

Supplies:

Scrap pieces of patriotic fabric (Riley Blake’s Stars & Stripes collection)

I-Top Button Maker

I-Top Brad Daddies (small)

“God Bless America” printable

Hole Punch

Frame

Krylon Cherry Red Spray paint

 

1.  Print out the “God Bless America” printable on cardstock.  Find some different patriotic fabrics from Riley Blake’s Stars & Stripes collection and cut out little pieces for covered buttons.

Stars and stripes fabric - riley blake

2. I used my I-Top Button Maker to cover some small buttons with the I-Top Brad Daddies on the back.

 

I-top button maker

 

Itop Button Maker

3. I gave an 8′” x 10” frame a quick coat of Krylon Cherry Red spray paint.  I punched holes in the music notes and slid my brad backed covered buttons through and then opened the brads on the backside so it would stay in place.

Red Spray Painted Frame

Then I popped that into the frame.  Instant patriotic décor!

God Bless America printable with frame

God bless america land that I love

Here is the one Imaginisce did on Studio 5 for the 4th of July.

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Disclosure: Riley Blake and Imaginesce sent me materials for this project. This post also contains Amazon affiliate links.





  • Becca

    Thanks so much for this great idea and wonderful printable!

  • Amy Trager

    Super Cute little piece for the upcoming holidays! The button covers are a neat surprise.
    Over the weekend, my mom and I were looking for a DIY pinata tutorial. I checked a few on Pinterest and started getting frustrated at not finding what I was looking for. Then, I remembered you had done something for a couple birthday parties. I searched your website and VIOLA! There it was. Thanks so much for providing and sharing such great project ideas.

  • http://savedbylovecreations.com Johnnie

    Cool idea. I have never used that button maker. Thanks for sharing!

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  • Lindsey

    Thank you so much for the printable! I made this last night with a few modificatons due to not having a button thingy, or 4th of July type fabric on hand. I did however have red spray paint and an old frame, and 2 inch wide ‘flag’ ribbon… So I just cut small circles out of the ribbon and glued them onto the printable! You could also cut small circles out of scrapbook paper, but that wouldn’t be as much fun, plus I like mixing fabric (or in my case, ribbon) with paper, its a texture thing :) Anyways, Thanks again for a great post and all your hard work!!

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Snap a pic I would love to see it!

  • Sheri

    This is adorable Becky! I’ve been making them for my mom and aunts who will LOVE them! I have had difficulty with the I-Top though. The brads don’t always stay in so I end up super gluing the whole piece together. Any tips for using this with fabric? Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      You have to make sure that the brad goes into the Itop straight. My other guess is maybe you are using too much fabric. It definitely takes practice.

  • Erin

    This is a wonderful idea and craft but the printable is not correct. Measures 2 and 4 only have 3 beats when they should have 4.

  • Becky

    This is so simple yet has so much personality. Thanks so much for sharing your printable song. This project gave me an opportunity to use my new I-top tool. I used paper instead of fabric and by the second brad I had it mastered. Do you have any Christmas music that we can print? I’d love to make these for Christmas gifts.

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      I will closer to the holidays.

  • Patti Jones

    Thank you so much for providing this printable~so appreciated. My dear friend Carole, she and her son and my oldest are best friends. Her son was injured in Kuwait in and IED explosion. It left her son a quadrapalegic. She decorates her home inside from now thru September in red white & blue, as do I. I am going to make this for her as I know it will be a nice addition to her patriotic decor. Her son is fine and doing well and he and his wife celebrated their 7th wedding anniversary by having twins! a boy and a girl…

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Wow! I am glad to hear he is doing so well. It is so thoughtful of you to make this art for your friend, and I hope she loves it. I’d love to see it when you’re done! :)

  • http://www.mywonderfullymade.blogspot.com Lauren

    Totally sweet of you to share the printable for this as well as the adorable idea! I just started looking for patriotic ideas and came across yours — can’t wait to make my own!

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      You are welcome, Lauren! I’d love to see how it comes out!

  • http://createandbabble.com/ Jeanie

    How cute is that!?!?! And the red frame is perfect for it. Pinned!

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Thanks for the pin!

  • Tara@Tales of a Trophy WIfe

    I love this idea so much, I stole it and made a pillow. I hope it’s ok, but I posted a pic of your cute printable and a link back to your blog. Thanks so much: http://trophyw.blogspot.com/2013/06/patriotic-pillow.html

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      LOVE it! Thanks so much for the link!

  • Kayla

    I absolutely love this idea! I was unable to pull the printable up on my iPad. Is it still available?

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Thanks so much, Kayla. Yes, it’s still available as a pdf file. Could you possibly try it from another computer? It just opened fine on mine. Let me know if you have any more trouble.

      • Kayla

        Thanks Beckie! I was able to open it on my laptop. Can’t wait to make this for my violin studio!

  • lemondedis

    très jolie création : merci pour le partage !… j’ai créé un lien ici : http://pinterest.com/lemondedis/i-love-america-freebies/

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Thanks for the pin!