DIY American Flag Runner

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Summertime entertaining is something my fiance Mark and I do often. While It is fun to just spend time on our patio with some great friends or family I also love doing a creative DIY project to add a special touch. Over the weekend I worked on this creative table runner which would be the perfect centerpiece along with a bunch of American Home by Yankee Candle® brand candles from Walmart which I found in the home section to set the mood for the evening. When entertaining I love using candles to add a great fragrance to our home or even outdoors! I love mixing both large and small candles such as the large 2-wick candles which are $14.95 and the medium 2-wick candles which are $10.93 and dispersing them on the table for a beautiful glow. Continue reading to see this great DIY for your Labor Day Celebration!

I picked up my supplies which included a burlap runner, red, white and blue paint, and some paint brushes (all found at Walmart).



To get started I taped off a 22" by 8" section with painters tape and painted the entire rectangle blue.

Once the blue dried, I measured out 2" lines for my stripes and taped them off. Luckily my tape was exactly 2" so it made it easy to tape this off!

I painted alternating lines red and then painted my stars.


For the stars, I cut out a star shape from a piece of cardboard, outlined each star, and filled them in with white paint. 

Instead of painting the lines in my flag white, I decided to leave the burlap to create a rustic look.


Once dried, I removed all of my tape and placed my American Home by Yankee Candle® brand candles on the table.

One of my favorite things to do with the votives, which are only $1.43, is to fill up a mason jar with sand and place them on top. It holds the candle in place and has such a great look to it.



As, the sun went down we were able to stay outside and enjoy the ambiance of the American Home by Yankee Candle® brand candles!
I found all of my American Home by Yankee Candle® brand candles in the home section of Walmart!

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