I’ve been wanting to make something new and patriotic for my front door to display during the fourth of July. But, it seems every year we are frantically finishing up a long and harrowing project (the porch, the front porch, the landscaping) just in the nick of time for our annual soiree and a craft is the last thing on my mind. With all of those home improvements behind us, I headed to one of my favorite etsy shops, Crafty Little Things, to procure one of their darling monogrammed anchors and paint it up for the holiday!!
I went with the 22” single letter monogram anchor in their white indoor/outdoor material.
Using acrylic craft paint and a small paint brush, I first set to work on the W. This requires quite a bit of patience to get in all of the curves and crannies. I did about three coats. After the blue fully dried, I taped off a diagonal stripe with masking tape. Again, it took a little time to get it right, but isn’t hard at all. Oh, and this was about the point when I realized I was painting the back side of the anchor. To late to turn back now… :-)
Since I was spray painting the red stripes (I used one that says it sticks to plastic since the white material has a bit of a gloss to it), I cut up a garbage bag and used masking tape to completely cover up the blue W.
After spraying a few coats, I carefully pulled off my tape. It bled in a few spots so I touched that up quickly and easily with a white paint pen.
Now, I am SO excited to report that the fine folks at Crafty Little Things are letting me giveaway a 22” single letter monogrammed anchor to a Dixie Delights reader!! The giveaway is open to US mailing addresses only. Post a separate comment for any/all of the following and leave your email address if you don’t have a blog or profile where I can find you. You will get one chance to win for each thing you do – that’s five chances per person!!
1. Visit Crafty Little Things, pin an item you love to your Pinterest board and leave a comment letting me know.
2. Like the Crafty Little Things Facebook page, tell them Dixie Delights sent you and leave a comment letting me know.
3. Follow my blog and leave a comment letting me know.
4. Follow Dixie Delights on Instagram and leave a comment letting me know.
5. Leave a comment letting me know what fabulous thing you’d do with a monogrammed anchor!!
The winner will be announced on June 23!!