Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Patriotic Sequin Decor

Hello Doodlebug friends! It's Wendy Sue and I am so excited to be joining you today - I have a fun project featuring Doodlebug Sequins  that I've been super anxious to share with you.

Whenever I think about the 4th of July, I automatically think of two things red, white, & blue (that's one thing!) AND fireworks!  I can't very easily mix fireworks with my paper products to make a fun decor I'm using the next best thing - sparkly sequins!
I simply cut out the letters "U" "S" and "A" from white cardstock with my digital die-cut machine.  I painted a layer of liquid glue across the top of each letter and then I simply started lining up sequins on top of the glue:

Ladybug Sequins for the "U":

Lily White Sequins for the "S":

and Blue Jean Sequins for the "A":

Next, I covered some paper mache blocks with various patterned papers from the "Patriotic Parade" collection.  I attached the letters to the blocks with foam dots, for just a bit of dimension.

Now I just have to decide how to stack these babies up so I can display them in our home for the next few weeks!

No matter how you stack them, Doodlebug Sequins make a great addition to your patriotic decorations!


  1. VERY COOL blocks Wendy Sue!!!
    LOVE how you have used the sequins ... a great idea that could be applied to many occasions all year through ... maybe even have a different theme on the other side so that you can use them over & over ... I'm thinking of a crafty friend who would LOVE to have some extra BOO :)

  2. Thanks for your nice comment, TracyM! If you make a set of "boo" blocks, be sure to share a link with us! :)

  3. Wow, what super cool home décor inspiration! Totally love this idea! Now I just need to get me a few square blocks to alter! ;) TFS and happy Wednesday!!!

  4. Awesome! I would love to make something like that to decorate my house for the 4th the July. So many cool things to do with sequins! Thanks for sharing with us!

  5. The sequins on these blocks are absolutely wonderful!

  6. Super cute idea! Will look great on your entry table. ;)

  7. These are awesome Wendy...such a fun idea!


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