Dollar Store DIY: Fourth of July Window Display
We love the USA! Yay America!! Home of the brave and Land of the free!!!
In honor of our country we decided to put up a kick-bootie 4th of July Display. (For less than $20!)
Isn’t it patriotic and pretty?
We started with rolls of red, white and blue crepe paper. Crepe paper rolls from Dollar Tree here!
I cut each color in long strips of roughly the same length… Which I was taping up to the very high ceiling at a painstaking pace of one at a time up on a very tall, precarious ladder. Then my smart sister (GG owner Jacqui) gently suggested an amazing plan. “How about I get a long strip of packing tape, and stick several of your strips on it a time?” Duh. Um, yeah, that made a whole lot of sense! Thanks Jacqui!
Things went a lot faster after that. So we did an initial background of red, white and blue crepe paper streamers on the wall. Next we hung a beautiful American Flag purchased at Walmart for less than $5. American Flag From Walmart here
Then we filled in the rest of the ceiling with varying lengths of random red white and blue. The finishing touch was adding a navy blue sash complete with another flag and some ostrich feathers to our lovely wedding dress.
The tissue paper flowers and medallions at the hemline of the gown all came from The Dollar Tree.
All of us at The Gilded Gown wish you and yours a happy and safe Fourth of July. Go USA!
A Nation’s Strength
by Ralph Waldo Emererson
What makes a nation’s pillars high
And its foundations strong?
What makes it mighty to defy
The foes that round it throng?
It is not gold. Its kingdoms grand
Go down in battle shock;
Its shafts are laid on sinking sand,
Not on abiding rock.
Is it the sword? Ask the red dust
Of empires passed away;
The blood has turned their stones to rust,
Their glory to decay.
And is it pride? Ah, that bright crown
Has seemed to nations sweet;
But God has struck its luster down
In ashes at his feet.
Not gold but only men can make
A people great and strong;
Men who for truth and honor’s sake
Stand fast and suffer long.
Brave men who work while others sleep,
Who dare while others fly…
They build a nation’s pillars deep
And lift them to the sky.