I couldn’t resist rescuing this ukulele from the FREE BOX when I was collecting stuff for my Garage Sale Report #7! It was fun to repurpose it into some cool patriotic wall art.
If you want to duplicate this idea, ukuleles are pretty easy to find at thrift stores or maybe you have an old one tucked in your attic.
#1. Cover the neck front with masking or painter’s tape, then spray paint the front and back with navy blue paint.
#2. After the spray paint is completely dry, remove the painter’s tape and paint every other section of the neck with white paint.
#3. After the white paint is dry, apply glue to the remaining sections and cover the glue completely with extra fine red glitter.
#4. Cover the sides of the ukulele with gold glitter foam stars.
#5. Cover the head of the neck with red glitter foam stars.
#6. I used a bunch of chip board letters, but you can use magazine font letters or if you are handy at lettering, draw on the words!
This ukulele didn’t come with strings and I thought it would be cute to use bakers string for a whimsical touch. I made a loop at the bottom of each string and then cut the loop so there was a little “fringe” that would hide the hot glue and also have something bulky for the hot glue to adhere to.
Use a dab of hot glue to the string as you start your wrap and finish with a dab of hot glue to secure the string to the knob. I left the strings about 1/2″ for a bit of whimsy.
I put a hanging loop on the back so it can hang on the wall, but it would be a cute patriotic decoration your house in the bookcase, on the buffet, anywhere you want to add a little fun and color for your Fourth of July!