Tuesday, June 7, 2011

"Jenga" Block Flag Hanging



My husband and I got a set of Jenga blocks as part of a wedding gift over six years ago and they have only been used once or twice. My husband and I don't have much of an interest for them and our kids have sensory processing issues and the loud noise that comes with the tumbling tower has kept us from playing it with them. After 6 years in the board game box, I am proud to announce that I have finally put those blocks to good use.

Materials needed:
Jenga or "Jumbling Tower" blocks
red, white, and blue acrylic paint
paint brushes
hot glue
twine or jute
staple gun

Arrange your blocks and count how many of each color you will need. Put them into separate piles and paint them.

After the paint has dried glue the 3 blue blocks together first. Stencil on your star.
Glue the stripes together and join them with the blue blocks.

After the paint has dried staple the twine to the back of the blocks. This is how you will hang your flag.

Hang your flag for everyone to admire.

Happy crafting!
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16 comments:

  1. This is such a cute idea and I love that you found a use for something that was just sitting around your house! I love it when that happens. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. wow what a brilliant idea!! I LOVE this! :) How creative.

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  3. What a frugal and creative idea! I love how it turned out. Please stop by www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party!

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  4. This is a very clever use for the Jenga blocks. I love all things patriotic! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Great idea! I love how it looks:)
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  6. I never knew Jenga blocks were so versatile :) Love the flag! Come on over and link up to MMM!

    http://www.creatingreallyawesomefreethings.com/2011/06/making-monday-marvelous-59.html

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  7. niiice!! love how you used the blocks! now I wish I didn't give mine away. great job!

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  8. What a great idea. I't totally looking for some patriotic crafts for July. This is going on the list. Thanks for linking up last week. Can't wait to see what you have for thursday's party!

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  10. Love this idea so much that its going to be a feature at tomorrow's party. Come by and grab a button!

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  11. Cute! I'm featuring you tonight at KIS

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  12. i made this and posted about it here:
    http://everydayeasy.blogspot.com/2011/07/jenga-block-flag.html

    Thanks for the great and easy idea! Happy 4th!

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