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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Flag Pillows for the Fourth



This week I was inspired to make some flag pillows.  Nothing fancy just sixteen inch squares sewn together and stuffed with fluff.


I mean, when you have a red house and a blue house on one farm, you must decorate for the 4th of July!


Flying a flag on our farm everyday in the Oklahoma wind is rough on Old Glory.  Consequently, we go through two flags a year.  Lucky for me, we had the old ones stored away.  {We usually give them to the veterans or Boy Scouts to retire them respectfully.}


I felt a little bad cutting them up but I hummed the Star Spangled Banner while I worked. That made it ok, right?  If you don't think so, just keep it to yourself.

I think Betsy would be pleased with these stars and stripes.


I know Tuff is.



9 comments:

  1. Adorable, I love it! We go through about a flag a year because of wind and the sun bleaching it out. We bought a really nice one, made of higher quality fabric, and thought it would last really long but it is rounding out a second year and looking pretty drab.

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  2. great idea for the 4th and they look patriotic on the porch.

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  3. Hello and Good Afternoon, Those pillows look great, prefect touch for the 4th. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Anna

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  4. I love the pillows, and no, just recycled, not disrespectful... you're not kicking them around! They look beautiful on the porch chairs, that was a good issue of Country Living with lots of good ideas!

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  5. beautiful and I don't find it disrespectful at all. I have a very old flag hanging in our kitchen window as a curtain that is so thin that holes are wearing in it. It is beautiful and I am proud to display my countries flag especially since my husband is getting ready to enter the military at the age of 32. GOD bless the USA!

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  6. That is a neat idea! What a patriotic pillow it is. :) Tuff has grown so much!

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  7. new to your blog...its very lively & colorful!

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  8. Great use of old flags. Our's is looking tattered and needs replacing...I think I'll give your idea a go when I buy the new flag!

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