It’s that time of year when patriotic decorations come out, first for Memorial Day and later for the 4th of July. As a veteran married to an active duty husband with most of my family having served in the military, honoring our veterans and military families is important to me. I’m thrilled to join with 4 other bloggers that feel the same way in the Patriots Palooza Link Party. Today I’m excited to share an easy painted patriotic decoration and one of my favorite charities that support wounded veterans.
I started this project thinking I’d Mod Podge some flag napkins onto these letters I found at Walmart (for about $1.50 each). . You know sometimes craft projects don’t go as planned (can I get some crafter support on that one?). Well, my hat is off to those of you who are able to decoupage a thin paper napkin onto a curved surface, but I wasn’t able to.
So, Plan B kicked in and after sanding off the pieces of napkin, I taped off the letters and painted them with craft paint that I already had. ( I like to use aluminum foil to cover my workspace when I paint or decoupage. I find it easier to clean up.)
I learned abouton of my favorite military charities, Sew Much Comfort a few years ago.
It’s a wonderful organization that provides FREE adaptive (velcro closures) clothing to support the unique needs of our wounded service members from all branches of the Military and National Guard serving in current conflicts. These injuries require large fixator, prosthetics and casts that are too bulky to fit under ordinary clothing. Without adaptive clothing, wounded service members are limited to wearing hospital gowns. Sew Much Comfort designed the clothing to appear as normal civilian apparel .
Sew Much Comfort is the only organization providing FREE adaptive clothing to wounded service members. Since our founding in November 2004, we have distributed more than 134,536 pieces of adaptive clothing to our wounded.
Michele Cuppy , the President/CFO & Co-Founder of Sew Much Comfort says, “Our biggest need right now is to reach out to Service members recovering from injuries [and let them know] our adaptive clothing would make [life] a bit easier.” If you know of any injured service members that could benefit from free adaptive clothing, please connect them with Sew Much Comfort. And if you feel so inclined, please consider supporting an organization who expresses their biggest needs in as more money but more people to help!
Come see the other amazing projects at the Patriots’ Palooza Link Party and please link your patriotic, red, white and blue projects up, too.