4th of July – America the Beautiful Sign
#TigerStrypesBlog #July4th #IndependenceDay
So, it’s July 4th. The day that we celebrate our Nation’s freedom. I know that the Star-Spangled Banner is our national anthem, but I think America the Beautiful is one that could also hold that title.
The definition by way of Wiki, is “America the Beautiful” is an American patriotic song. The lyrics were written by Katharine Lee Bates, and the music was composed by church organist and choirmaster Samuel A. Ward at Grace Episcopal Church in Newark, New Jersey. The two never met. Bates originally wrote the words as a poem, “Pikes Peak”, which was titled “America” for publication. Ward had originally written the music in 1882. Ward’s music combined with the Bates poem was first published in 1910 and titled “America the Beautiful.”
The song is one of the most popular of the many U.S. patriotic songs. Some great info, don’t you think? I think that my favorite version of the song is this one:
With the celebration of Independence Day, my family gives thanks first to God for giving us the best form of freedom, the people who fought for our earthly freedom, and those that continue to each and every day! Even with the negative stories that you see on the news, and hear about from friends and family, the United States is the best place on earth to live.
We can have our own opinions, and can choose to not agree with others. I wish things were a bit more old-school, in the fact that if you disagreed, you could still just get along. I pray that the people of the US could go back to that. Live in harmony, even when you’re not all on the same page. 🙂
I sure hope that you like the tutorial, the projects and pray that you have a blessed day!
Please be sure to comment and share this craft on your social media channels – thanks so much!!
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- Wood Sign w/Hanger
- Adhesive Vinyl (HTV)
- Cricut Maker
- Wood Stars
- & Time!
Instructions for the Candy Rockets:
I started by drilling a hole in the top of the wooden stars that I was going to use on the piece.
Once I had the two stars finished, I painted one red, and the other blue with some craft paint and a foam brush.
I sat the stars aside, to let them dry and continued with the next step. Using my Cricut Maker, I cut out the words that I wanted to use on my sign, which were “God shed His grace on Thee.”
When the cut was finished, I removed the excess vinyl, and weeded the rest of the areas to clean it up.
Now I was ready to attach the vinyl to the wood. Turning it over, I placed it in the spot that it needed to go, and started using the heat gun to transfer it.
Next step is to attach the stars to the piece of wood. I wrapped some twine around the piece of wood and knotted it together to secure. Using some floss, I attached the start to different spots, to have them layered over the twine.
You’re all done. Now you can display it anywhere in the home that you’d like, and enjoy the time of year that we celebrate our independence! Enjoy!!
So, what do you think? I hope you like it!
Please take a minute to leave me a comment on what you would like to create, and maybe if you have any tips on how to do it different, or better!
Be sure to tweet, pin, share, etc. – thanks!!
“Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.” –Acts 20:32
That is a wonderful addition to any home – especially in July.
Thank you Carol – I figure it could be used for any time of the year. 🙂
This turned out perfect! Love the rustic look, it reminds me of the decorating in the cabin we stayed in near Asheville, NC.
Thanks Carlee – since we live in the mountains, our home feels like a cabin…just doesn’t look exactly like one, though! ha/ha
I love this! It’s so pretty and perfect for the 4th of July and summer. It’s amazing how much is possible with Cricuts.
Thanks Daisy!! I haven’t even scratched the surface of what this thing can do. I love it!