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Rene Haines is a Country Sampler photo stylist whose career as a decorator has evolved over time. Her passion for repurposing and recreating serves her well in her current position where she arranges displays, decorates homes for the magazine and originates unique design ideas. Rene especially loves finding vintage pieces and turning them into creative home accents. Full bio »

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Get a little crafty for your Independence Day gathering! Join Country Sampler photo stylist Rene Haines for a quick and easy Creative Living home decorating video tutorial. Watch this episode to see how she stencils patriotic designs onto simple coir doormats, a galvanized bucket, paper and strips of fabric.
In this episode, you'll learn how to:
  • Use red, white, and blue spray paint with star stencils and painter's tape.
  • Design stars and stripes on a variety of items.
  • Quickly and easily spruce up your home with fun Fourth-of-July style.
Materials:
  • Spray paint in patriotic colors
  • Plain coir mats
  • Painter's masking tape
  • Star stencils, various sizes
  • Craft paper from a roll
  • Galvanized bucket
  • Fabric strip
Skill level:
Beginner