Friday, June 22, 2012

Getting Patriotic with Paper

Our store was transformed into a Star Spangled Sandwich Shop with help from my standard players: construction paper, tape, and stuff laying around the house.

{it can't be called hoarding if you USE it, right?}

Pay no attention to the non-staggered stars. Obviously I have never seen a US flag in my 35 years of life, or this detail would've been caught before the glue stick came out.

Scraps of denim (with craft paint stars) and gingham get folded in half 
and strung onto twine for a simple garland.

Everybody traced a star, and that was the only instruction. Creativity can't flow when there are too many directions. None of us are particularly good at following rules anyway....

Note to customers:
if your kid leaves a hair bow on the table and you never come back for it, 
it will get worked into the decor. Thank you for your contribution.

Our lovely manager Carlos is transformed into the Yankee Doodle Dandy he's always dreamt of becoming when he grows up, complete with cotton ball beard.

{the "wreck" is our signature sandwich and I'm helpless to resist a play on words because I am sophisticated}

What we lacked in explosives we made up for in foil.

If you fold it in half and cut strips just like a flower middle it's almost the same as fireworks, especially when taped to the wall surrounding our Lady Liberty Potbelly.


  1. That is really cute! How festive!

  2. You need to write a book on how to decorate cheaply, you always do a great job! My Potbelly is just boring!

  3. I am totally stealing that denim and check banner idea. That is stinkin' cute! Also, I still think Babraham Lincoln is my favorite, but Uncle Carlos is a close second. I love his little cotton beard ;-)

  4. What a fun bit of decor! Must be a fun place to work, you are always putting something fun up on those walls. Very creative!

  5. So adorable and I have to let you know that Potbelly is our oldest daughter's favorite restaurant -- for every birthday and special milestone it's her meal request. Except in our house we call it "Belly Pot" since that's what she called it when she was a toddler! : )

    If you have a flour sifter, some cardboard and a water bottle you can make some of my sifted flour stars on the sidewalk outside of your restaurant!

    Pink and Green Mama

  6. This looks fantastic. Poor Carlos, he is always being transformed.

  7. Oh, I love this! We have Canada Day on July 1st and we're not half as festive as Americans. I lived in the US for a while and I really loved all the festivities around the 4th of July.

  8. What terrific decorations! I bet your customers just love all the efforts you and your team put in the decorations - promise me you'll never stop!

  9. Your creativity is impressive. And you crack me up.

  10. I totally ♥ what you did Rebecca! Everything turned out SO CUTE, TOTALLY COOL, and VERY CREATIVE!

  11. Amazlingly fantastic! You really are creative and amazing the way you work with basic supplies.

    Truly awesome!

  12. Wow! That's the best decoration I've seen so far. It's so creative and made from recycled and less expensive materials. Totally cool!


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