Friday, June 28, 2013

Stars and Stripes Wooden Flag {Tutorial}

About a month ago I was lucky enough to be apart of a really fun blogging competition put on by the talented Jonie from Just Between Friends called Blog Wars. We got all sorts of fun packages and goodies to be apart of it and this Large wooden slat came to me from The Wood connection to do with it whatever I wanted.  I was so excited and knew right away I wanted it to be a flag and it turned out even better than I was hoping. Now lets get to how I made it.

{Supplies I used}

-Large Slat Sign {The wood connection}
-Large wooden star {The Wood connection}
-Red white and blue craft paint or spray paint
-Paint brush
-sand paper
-Gold glitter card stock {American Crafts can be found at Michaels}
-Craft cutting machine or scissors
-Mod podge 
-Painters tape
-Hot glue gun and glue
{What I did}

-First I took some white spray paint that I had in my stash left over from another fun project that I will be sharing on here very soon. Get excited its a good one!

-I sprayed the whole thing white and made sure to get the sides and in the crevices.

-Once the white paint is dry I took some painters tape and taped off two of the slats and all the sides. 

-Next I painted the remaining slats with red craft paint. You could spray paint them but I just used some craft paint that I already laying around. 

-I painted three coats of red paint and when the last coat was mostly dry, but still a little wet I removed all the painters tape. This gave it the crisp line and prevented any of the paint getting on the other slats.

-Moving onto embellishing the flag, You are going to paint the wooden star a navy blue. Two coats was plenty to completely cover it.

-I attached the star to the flag with hot glue. 

I thought this was really cute with the simple star and stripes but I just felt like it needed a little something extra. I had some gorgeous gold glitter paper from American Crafts and knew just what to do. I used my Cricut mini to cut out America and attached them to the wooden flag with some mod podge. 

It was just the little extra touch that this fun project needed. Lastly I took some sand paper and roughed up the edges and between each slat a little bit.

I love how it turned out. And it already has a home on the perfect shelf for the month of July! Now if we move I will be needing to get it up as quickly as possible because it is way too cute to packed in a box. {We are in the process of moving..long story short it has been very stressful and are frantically trying to find a new place.}

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Pin away friends! Quick project for this 4th, great for labor day decor, or for next year!
You can also check out my Little Utah block tut HERE

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