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Ready to show your patriotism in a bold new way? Painting 4th of July lawn stars can be so fun!
AND you gotta love it when the decorations are simple and take hardly any time at all. Ahh… my kind of DIY outdoor decorating!
My daughter saw this painted lawn stars idea somewhere on Pinterest and told me about it so we just had to do it!
What you’ll need:
- cans of spray paint, we used red, white, and blue
- cardboard to cut out a star shape
- knife or kitchen shears to cut the star shape out of the cardboard
A special note about the kind of spray paint we chose…
We had heard concerns of using regular spray paint on grass, so we did some research and found that this kind of spray paint was made with the intention of it being used on athletic fields, so we figured it was also safe for our lawn.
It does behave differently than regular spray paint. For example, it washes off of your fingers much more easily. You also do need to let it dry for a few hours before allowing people to walk on it.
It’s also cool because the nozzle is different than regular spray paint nozzles. You can totally invert the can and the paint comes straight out the top.
However, since we like to do experiments around here, we did spray some stars on our grass using regular spray paint, and it didn’t seem to affect our grass any differently. So, you choose. 🙂
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We got a large piece of cardboard from our garage and drew a star shape on it, then cut it out with a long serrated knife.
We took the cardboard star template outside and began spraying stars wherever we wanted them! You can spray solid stars by using the large cardboard template, or you can use the cut-out star and spray around it creating an outline of a star. Fun!
We had fun spraying stars in random places, and several of them landed around the poles of our backyard volleyball net. (Outdoor volleyball is a tradition for the 4th of July here at the Johnson house!)
Plus, it sure came in handy to paint the boundary lines for the volleyball court.
Have fun doing this simple 4th of July diy outdoor decoration!