DIY: Framed American Flag

 Are you guys just pumped for this weekend?!

This is the ultimate American holiday, bring out the patriotic t-shirts, and decorations.

Last year I  made a framed American flag, in the spirit of the holiday weekend here’s how I did it!
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Items Used:

Sewing Pins (I would have rather used push pins but I couldn’t find mine and was too impatient to keep searching.)

A flag (I chose the American flag but any flag will work, I know for a fact that the Dixie flag also looks wonderful in the widow frame.)

Norwex Polish Cloth (An amazing cloth that EVERY woman should have)

Luke Bryan’s CD “Doing My Thing” (This is necessary for the proper atmosphere.)

First I sanded down the old window frame and then rinsed it off with the hose outside. The glass still had some awful streaks so I washed each section using Norwex as my streak free cleaner. I was done in no time!

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 After my window was all washed and ready I placed my flag backwards onto the frame, lining it up exactly how I wanted it. (Make sure your flag does NOT touch the ground while working with it, this is a sign of disrespect.) 

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Once I had everything the way I wanted it I began to fold…

 And pin….

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In the end your flag should like something like this. (or better, that is possible)

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Once you are finished it’s time to find the perfect place for you frame to call home!

 Everyone will think you’re so patriotic it will be great!

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Do you decorate for the 4th of July? Instagram a photo of your 4th of July DIY/decorations and use the #thecowboyandi

 

Stephanie

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No Chip Nail Polish: DIY

I don’t know about you but I enjoy having my nails done. I don’t enjoy, however, paying to get them done OR going to get them taken off.

But if you’re also like me you’re rough on your nails, you wash dishes, you make crafts, and your nail polish is chipped 20 min after you painted them..

Therefore, we end up spending $30+ on a manicure that we have to pay to have taken off after two weeks and it becomes an expensive addiction. I’ve been on the hunt ladies, for a DIY gel nail polish that doesn’t involve the UIV lights.

And I’m here today with good news, your husbands will thank me, a DIY gel nail polish that costs less than $5 and you can use any nail polish color you want.

The key ingredient?

Gelous.

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How To:

1 coat of Gelous (let dry)

1 coat Gelous (let dry)

1 coat color (let dry)

1 coat Gelous (let dry)

1 coat color (let dry)

1 coat top coat (let dry)

And you’re done!

This doesn’t last two weeks, but it will give you a good week of no chip nails!

After trying this a few times I noticed each time I removed the nail polish my nails looked healthier and stronger, with no residue or scrapping involved. To remove just use nail polish remover that contains a Acetone.

 

There you have it! A simple DIY no chip nail polish! Don’t forget to #thecowboyandi once you take a picture of your new manicure!

Stephanie