I figure I had better get my 4th of July decoration idea up before the 4th is over!! Here he is….Uncle Sam!!
Isn’t he cute!? I saw the idea on Pinterest where someone had pinned it out of a magazine and I LOVED it! I knew right away that I wanted to make him for my MIL’s 3rd of July party she has every year, so I filed him away. He was super easy to make, even for someone like me who is NOT artistic and can’t draw worth a poot. Hope you give him a try, I posted him on facebook too and everyone loved it!
Here’s what I did….
I walked around Lowe’s looking for pieces I could use, knowing I needed a post or something for the body, a small square for him to stand on, a small square for the brim of his hat and another square/rectangle for the top of his hat.
At first I thought that I would use a porch rail/banister, but when I got to looking at those and saw they were about $30 each I changed my mind!! lol So I just wandered and found a table leg that would work and was only $5.95! The other square pieces were found right there with them and they were either 88 cents or $1.88, so altogether I spent about $10 on the supplies. I had paint and the foam for his beard on hand.
I started by painting him, using the picture online as a guide. After they had dried I hammered his body onto the red square and then hammered the blue square at the top of his head and the last striped rectangle I stood on end and used wood glue to attach it. I just regular super glue to attach the craft foam beard I had drawn.
After I had finished that, my Uncle Sam looked like this:
Eh, not bad, but not quite what I had in mind. I think since I had used the table leg instead of the banister he made a little less of an impact than I wanted. So A, mom’s bf, suggested we made a couple easy additions…arms!
I’m pretty much in love with him and giggle like an idiot everytime I see him. I’d say that was $10 well spent!! Let me know if you make one and how he turns out.