4th of July Subway Art

My friend and I made these a couple weeks ago, and they were so fun!
First we had some plywood cut down to 12×12’s. Lowe’s will do this for you. Then I painted a few white stripes. If you wanted to tape them off for a “perfect” line you could do that as well.
Next I painted my red stripes, and distressed around the edges a little.
After the paint was dry we laid down the vinyl. It’s a lot easier to push down with a credit card.

Slowly peel away, and admire your beautiful art!
                I think my 4th of July display is now complete! There isn’t even room
 for a bowl of m&m’s….
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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Jenglamgirl posted on June 24, 2010 at 8:47 am (#


  2. staci @ lizard n ladybug posted on June 24, 2010 at 9:24 am (#

    I love it!! I have got to try this!

  3. Staci J posted on June 24, 2010 at 9:25 am (#

    This is really cute!! I love your patriotic display too!!
    Visiting from justsewsassy.com

  4. Mauri posted on June 24, 2010 at 9:25 am (#

    love love love your cute decorations! I wanted to come to your craft night but I really don't have a place for any of that yet. Maybe when I'm married :) And there's ALWAYS room for a bowl of candy ;)

  5. Beth posted on June 24, 2010 at 9:56 am (#

    Love your 4th of July display! So cute!

  6. LaKeta posted on June 24, 2010 at 10:05 am (#

    Totally in love with this project and your entire 4th display…love the shade of blue you did your star and candlesticks in…perfection!


  7. The Answer Is Chocolate posted on June 24, 2010 at 10:10 am (#

    Your entire display is so lovely! I especially love this project.

  8. Kelley posted on June 24, 2010 at 10:12 am (#

    Awesome~ I have to give this a try…. looks so fun and easy… two of my favorite things.

  9. emmy-pie lovely . . . posted on June 24, 2010 at 11:03 am (#

    that's really cute! and i love your 4th of july display table, so festive!!

  10. Becky aka. Bettie Rocker posted on June 24, 2010 at 11:37 am (#

    There's ALWAYS room for m&m's ;) I love your stars too!

  11. Connie posted on June 24, 2010 at 11:49 am (#

    Very cute, love all of your holiday collection.

  12. Alison posted on June 24, 2010 at 12:24 pm (#

    I LOVE how your display turned out!! YOu have so many cute items!!

  13. Heather posted on June 24, 2010 at 2:28 pm (#

    As I look through all your projects, I like them all!

  14. The Answer Is Chocolate posted on June 24, 2010 at 4:39 pm (#
  15. Lisa posted on June 24, 2010 at 5:11 pm (#

    what a cute project!!!!!

  16. kraftenkrazy3 posted on June 24, 2010 at 7:27 pm (#

    Hey! Love your site! I gave you the stylish blogger award. Drop by and check it out!

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    The Sew*er, The Caker, The CopyCat Maker @

  17. HOOTIN' ANNI posted on June 25, 2010 at 2:14 am (#

    Oh….sweet! I love to decorate for holidays. This is so perfect.

    My Show n Tell is 'showing off the flowers…". Do come by if you have time today, I'd love to have you visit with me.

    Hootin' Anni's SHADES OF SUMMER

  18. Diane posted on June 25, 2010 at 5:48 am (#

    You did a great job. Everything is soooo cute!

    I have an award for you. You can find it over at my blog.

    Sending big crafty hugz, Diane

  19. June posted on June 25, 2010 at 8:34 am (#

    Very cute.

    I saw you on Frugulicios Friday.

  20. FrouFrouBritches posted on June 25, 2010 at 10:26 am (#

    That is just PRECIOUS! I love it!!

  21. june@craftyniche posted on June 25, 2010 at 10:53 am (#

    SO cute!!!

  22. My Magic Mom posted on June 25, 2010 at 2:10 pm (#

    That came out great!

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  24. ellie g posted on June 26, 2010 at 7:50 am (#

    I almost can't like it…because I'm jealous of the vinyl…but I'm putting my pettiness aside to say. It's DARLING. (of course) I love all the fonts. Such great choices. Yay!

  25. Jensamom23 posted on June 26, 2010 at 9:36 am (#

    Very cute! Am here from Tatertots and Jello and will be making this soon.

  26. Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming posted on June 28, 2010 at 9:32 pm (#

    This is adorable. I love the 4th theme – so cute. Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party – I greatly apprecite it. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  27. linda @ CraftaholicsAnonymous posted on July 2, 2010 at 9:29 am (#

    Cute! So festive! Thanks for joining the Patriotic Parade!
    have a safe and happy 4th!

  28. ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com posted on July 3, 2010 at 12:17 pm (#

    Stopping over from Wkend Wrap up. I love this idea! I love to decorate patriotically over the summer. This is so cute and looks relatively cheap and easy!!


  29. Dee posted on June 23, 2011 at 12:03 pm (#

    How unique! Love how you painted your board red and white and added the vinyl. I love seeing how everyone comes comes up with ideas on subway art! deesdailynews.com

  30. sandy posted on November 12, 2012 at 6:32 am (#

    I clicked on the “HERE” button but this is the message I received
    This blog is open to invited readers only
    It doesn’t look like you have been invited to read this blog. If you think this is a mistake, you might want to contact the blog author and request an invitation.

    I so wanted to check out the link …. love your subway art.

    • Jamielyn posted on November 12, 2012 at 11:03 pm (#

      Hi Sandy! I’m sorry, unfortunately we are no longer selling the vinyl. Hope you have a great evening!