Here's my latest holiday banner. I just LOVE how it turned out. I think red, white, and blue, can look tacky, or really great. And I think this looks really great. I love the balance between old charm, like the twine and nautical paper, with the fancy, like the glitter and crystals.
With left over paper I always like to make an "insect" art. I found this frame at my mother-in-law's house. It was gold leafed and very out of date, but I just love the details of it.
I made this Uncle Sam back in my college days when I was trying to raise money to go on an LDS church history trip with my parents and brother. I still love him to this day, and if you know me and want one, let me know, my mom just made some more for a craft open house.
I also made these firecrackers then too. I have changed out the raffia I originally tied them with for twine. It was a nice refresher.