Patriotic Paddle Board...

Oh my gosh!  Can you believe that the 4th of July is just a few short weeks away??!!  I can't.  The hubster and I will be celebrating 11 years of marriage! YAY!  We got married on the 4th so that everyone could celebrate with us...AND, so he would never forget our anniversary. Smart thinkin', eh?! :-)


I'm so glad you are joining me today for our monthly Ten on the 10th challenge.  Our theme this month is 4th of July!  You are going to love all of the wonderful inspiration from this great group of bloggers! 

I admit, I was at a total loss as to what to do this month for my project.  While out roaming for an idea, I saw this paddle board at Michael's.  Hmmm, this might work for something cute AND, I have a coupon.  Don't we all base our buying decisions on whether or not we have a coupon?!


I grabbed my paddle and brought it home to turn it into something patriotic-looking for the 4th.  I had frog tape, sponge brushes and craft paint.  I taped off my design (yes, I was a little adventurous and opted for diagonal lines)...



...and painted my lines.


Note: when you use painter's tape to map out your design, paint away from the edge of the tape.  This keeps the paint from bleeding under the tape.

I removed the tape (like a band-aid) added my white paint, roughed it up a little bit with a sanding block and put on a coat of vintage wax.


Now, I have a perfect serving paddle for 4th of July goodies.


These cute little containers are from the Target Dollar Spot.  Each set comes with 2 bowls...one set that has "stars/stripes" printed on it and the other set is covered with stars and stripes.


These bowls are great for holding peanuts, condiments, olives, etc.  I only had room for 3 on my serving paddle.


Please be sure to visit my blogger friends to see all of their 4th of July inspiration.


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41 comments

  1. I love it. You definitely had more luck with the painter's tape than I did. I blame the tape! 😉 And my husband and I started dating on July 4th...well technically sometime the week before, but we picked that date, so he'd never forget. Great minds and all...Thanks for hosting!

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    1. Thank you so much! I've struggled with painter's tape and ALWAYS blame the tape. After all, I do follow directions and it is not my fault it there is bleed. :-) Even painting away from the tape, there was some bleeding. The sanding block took care of that though..LOL YES, like minds!! It helps the guys not forget important dates! You are so welcome...this is a great group and y'all make it easy! Love and hugs!

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  2. This is SO cute!! Very creative and will be fun to use all summer! How crazy fun to have your anniversary on July 4th! Did you have fireworks at your reception? I really love your creation!
    Jenna

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    1. I see fireworks every time I lay eyes on her.

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    2. Thank you so much Jenna! I needed an easy project for this monthly DIY challenge after that basket...LOL, so this one worked! It actually rained during our reception...LOL We were able to get some BBQ going before the bottom fell out...typical summer in Alabama! Thank you again! Hugs!

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  3. Benita, as always, sooo cute! I admit to spending more than my fair share of time at the Dollar Spot this month!!! It's an addiction! Have a great week....

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    1. Thank you so much! I often do the same thing…it is a great place to hang out and definitely a dangerous place…LOL Have a great one! Hugs!

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  4. This is adorable and still feels rustic. The ramekins are so cute too. Bravo.

    Cindy

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    1. Thank you so much! I like the rustic feel...the sanding block does wonders for aging things! I love the Target Dollar Spot...so many cute things there! Thank you again! Hugs!

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  5. That is adorable, it's so festive for the summer!

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    1. Thank you so much Susan! It will carry me through Labor Day! :-) Hugs!

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  6. This is ADORABLE! Good Job! and just in case I forget to tell you on the 4th -- HAPPY ANNIVERSERY!! Miss and Love you Lots!

    Christie

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    1. Thank you so much!! I’m glad this project was easy…the recent ones are wearing me out…LOL Miss you and love you lots too! ❤❤

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  7. This is so adorable Benita. How fun that your anniversary is on the 4th. Happy Anniversary early.
    Have a great week.
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much Kris! Yes, we always have a good time for our anniversary...lots of fireworks! ;-) You too! Love and hugs!

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  8. Absolutely love your Patriotic paddle board! That is too cool. Loving those little bowls too! Girl...you outdone yourself! Too, too cute. Well Happy Anniversary early! NO he shouldn't forget your anniversary for sure and if he does then hit him on the head with that patriotic paddle!!!! Hugs and blessings dear friend.
    Cindy

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    1. Thank you so much! I love the Target Dollar Spot. I always find the coolest things in that little area and love the fact that they are inexpensive! Thank you! LOL…that is a definitely possibility!! HA HA HA Love it! Love and hugs!

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  9. How clever and creative this is. I am so pinning this to do for myself. I think I might do one for my daughter as well. Love it Benita! Thanks for hosting!

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    1. Thank you so much and you are welcome! It was a super simple project! I was thinking of doing one with a bit of a nautical theme on it for the rest of summer! Thank you again! Hugs!

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  10. Dang it Benita! I never make it to the dollar spot early enough to get any of the cute stuff! ugh!!!!! Love love your paddle serving board. It's very upscale and unique. Pinned!

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    1. I miss the really good stuff sometimes as well, but I always manage to find something cute that I can use. Thank you so much!! Hugs!

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  11. Benita, I love the paddle idea. So clever and easy. Love projects like this. The containers from Target are precious. Going to check that out for sure. Thanks for hosting this month.

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    1. Thank you so much and you are welcome! I love the easier projects like this one. And if I can find something at Target to cutesy it up, it makes it better! 😊 Hugs!

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  12. Cute paddle board and happy anniversary!
    Brenda

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    1. Thank you so much Brenda!! Love and hugs!

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  13. Hi Benita, this is totally cute!!! I love that you can use your paddleboard for food, too, since it is sealed. Very cute idea to have out for serving on the 4th of July and for all of our national patriotic holidays!

    Enjoy your paddleboard,
    Barb :)

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    1. Thank you so much Barb. It was an easy little project and I like that I can use it through Labor Day! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much Rita! I love cute and easy! Love and hugs!

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  15. Perfect Benita....and glad for the tip on bleeding paint....hugs and love sweet friend.

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    1. Thank you so much Kari! And you are welcome! Just sharing some "lessons learned" :-) Love and hugs!

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  16. What a fun anniversary celebration you must have every year!! Your paddle is adorable and perfect as a "tray" Well done!

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    1. We always try! Thank you so much, I appreciate it! Hugs!

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  17. I'm so behind with my blog reading, VERY crazy few weeks but I finally made it to say hello and admire your patriotic board. I'm actually going on summer vacation next week so two more weeks of MIA, but after that... :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you so much Amalia! I hope you have a great vacation and enjoy your time away from the computer! Love and hugs!

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  18. That paddle serving board is so clever, Benita. For some reason, I always forget about the Dollar Spot at Target. I guess I better get with it! Happy Anniversary, a little early!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Ann! I love the Dollar Spot...they have some really cute stuff out right now for Father's Day! Thank you! Hugs!

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  19. Now, that was smart to get married on the 4th. Fireworks and more fireworks. ;-)
    Fun idea, thank you for sharing.
    Carla

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    1. Exactly! That was our thinking! :-) Thanks so much Carla! Love and hugs!

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