I decided to create an Uncle Sam decoration to sit in a alcove I have in my home's front entrance. The Uncle Sam image used for the piece, is a Silhouette file. But if you don't have a cutting machine, you could easily create something similar on your own.
I wanted my Uncle Sam to look pretty thick and solid, so I cut the front and back out of chipboard, then sandwiched 2 inch foam pieces on the inside. Strips of thin chipboard were glued to the sides, bottom and top. The piece was then covered with Patriotic Picnic patterned papers.
The right side of Uncle Sam's beard was embellished with sprinkles, star sprinkles, star jewels and stickers. For some more detail and texture, a pinwheel was also added.
Washi tape and twine were attached to the bottom of the beard, to add some color along with the letters "USA".
Happy Crafting! Jennifer