I am posting these extremly last minute not because I am slow at posting but because I seriously made these two things last night/afternoon just in the nick of time. They are both super easy so you still have time even today to get them made.
The first is a 2x4 flag. This requires a bit of hubby assistance as you will need to have 6 2x4's cut the same length. I didn't sand them, or even brush them off before painting. I wanted it to be as rustic as possible. Spray paint them the appropriate colors (before assembling), I made an el-cheapo cardboard stencil for the stars. After they are painted sand them. Then flip them over and nail thin boards on the back to hold them all together (or a heavy duty staple or nail gun could be used-which leads me to a side note: power tools are fairly essential to crafting I am finding out. I Wish I had more confidence in using them-I could do some serious crafting damage). My husband was gone while I put the whole thing together so the actual assembly for me was a bit of a gong show (which is why I am not showing you the view from the back). But I got it together and up for now until he can step in a help fix it. I have it on my front step tucked behind these milk cans. I love it.
The second is a burlp covered wreath. I cleaned out my craft room today and had one random piece of burlap that I didn't know where to store it. So I had a moment of inspiration and this lovely and patriotic wreath was created and the burlap is now taken care of.
I cut my burlap into strips long enough to wrap around the wreath. I spray painted them red, white and blue. Then using hot glue I wrapped them around the wreath and glued in place alternating red and white strips. NOTE: be very careful gluing these on-the glue soaks right through the burlap and is very dangerous just ask my finger that is missing a big chunk of skin that was stuck to the hot glue (it's not pretty).
Add the strips of blue.
Paint on the stars. I just free handed some stars with white paint and a brush.
And done. Literally 15 minutes start to finish and I love everything about it.