God Bless America Windsock

God Bless America

This windsock was a craft made in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas.  Twenty-three little girls made this craft at my last Little Flowers Retreat.

craft inspiration



  • tin can (coffee can) – recycled
  • blue spray paint – $3
  • white contact paper (a roll can be found in the kitchen dept. of the store) – $5
  • white plastic table cloth (you can get enough strips out of ea. table cloth to make 16 windsocks) – $1
  • red plastic table cloth – $1
  • nail and hammer
  • twine
  • star craft cutter (purchased at JoAnns with a 50% off coupon and teacher’s discount) – $6
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • hot glue gun or permanent adhesive tape (1 role of tape covered 16 cans)  –  $3.50

Girls Retreat 6.20


  1. wash the inside of the tin can
  2. strip the wrapping off the coffee can
  3. punch two hole in the top of the coffee can with a nail and hammer
  4. spray paint the coffee can blue
  5. cut 4 strips* of white table cloth.  keep the table cloth folded as it was in the package when cutting.  use a standard ruler as your guide for the width.  keep the cut strips folded once at the top.  the strip should be 26 in long and about 1.25 in. wide.  this long length looks nice blowing in the wind but also comes in handy if the children assemble their windsocks unevenly and a trimming is in order.
  6. cut 4 strips of red table cloth.  (follow the above details)
  7. punch stars on the contact paper.  be certain to rest the punch on a hard surface so that you get a clean cut star.
  8. tie twine through the holes on the top of the can
  9. adhere stars as desired
  10. run the adhesive bond tape along the inside bottom of the can.
  11. adhere the strips of white and red table cloth along the adhesive, alternating colors.  be sure to put the folded part of the strip on the adhesive.  this will allow the strips to open in the wind and give a fuller look to your windsock. 
  12. hang your windsock

*4 strips of ea. colored worked for my small coffee can.  your number may vary.

God Bless America Wind socks

Our Lady of Guadalupe ~ ora pro nobis


Stash Bash

I've never met a crafter without a stash of some kind. This year my goal is to use up all the craft supplies I have spent money on that are taking up mental and physical space in my life.   


  1. Oh this is such a sweet idea I will have to use this idea with my kids!! I see a grandparents gift for the 4th of July!!
    Thanks for sharing your BIG stash bash idea:)

  2. Ooh, I love this idea of using cans. They came out great! Love your blog and thanks for joining me in the Stash Bash. Hope to see you next week.



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