Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Building a Float

Last Saturday found us busy with preparations for the July 4th celebration in Seward. A huge annual event for our family and community, we look forward to this every year!

This year we entered a float into the annual parade. Our family really enjoys unique projects like this [as you've probably already noticed]! However, due to our church family's labors for last year's outreach, we were able to re-use many of the float pieces. Thus, assembly was a breeze!

Scrubbing the dust-covered boards.

Cutting new letters for the sidewalls.
[We like to use shingles for lettering -- cheap, rainproof, and full of sparkle!]

Trimming the letters

Silver spray paint can do wonders!

Stapling them to our sidewalls

A few screws here and there and we're ready to go!

Stay tuned for a looooong and picture-packed post of the July 4th festivities. God worked in a mighty way and we're looking forward to sharing it all with you!

"For so the Lord has commanded us: 'I have set you as a light to the Gentiles, That you should be for salvation to the ends of the earth." Acts 13:49


Jenna said...

Your projects are always so fun! Looking forward to the looooonng and picture filled post!!


Annie said...

How fun! ;) I'm looking forward to your future updates, and can't wait to hear details of Andrew and Kori! =)
Love in Christ,

Megan.Margaret said...

Shingles are SUCH a great idea!! That is ingenious!!!!

Anonymous said...

How fun! Can't wait for the post!
By the way, I know you guys are really busy right now, but you mentioned a while back about maybe doing a sewing series with your sisters. Is that still in the works?

Charity U said...

Looks like a winner! (-: