I am so excited to bring you this Stars & Stripes Forever tutorial today! I know we are just barely starting the Spring season, but when one of my favorite people on the planet shares her creations with me, I am 110% honored to share them with you! The fact that this American Flag Craft is the most adorable thing I have seen in forever, is irrelevant. My favorite part about this project is that you can find the materials completely for free! Well the base anyway, you will still need to buy the spray paint.
Stars & Stripes Recycled American Flag – Pin it for later!
This project was created by my Aunt Vicki. She found the materials to make this stunning rustic flag right in my Grams old garden. How cool is that? She will always have a reminder of my Gram hanging on her front door during the summer months. I have such fond memories of working out in that garden when I was a little girl too. Picking strawberries, flowers, and so many delicious vegetables. We would spend hours down in the garden as kids. So this project has an extra special place in my heart for sure.
Here is what you will need to make your own Stars & Stripes Forever Outdoor Summer Decor!
- 6 pieces of wood, cut to 22 inches. (Old fence posts work and look wonderful for this project!)
- 2 scrap pieces of wood (for the back of your piece)
- Spray Paint – Red, White & Blue
- Small Wood Stars (Found at your local craft store)
- Rope for hanging
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Spray Paint your wood pieces – 3 red 3 white. Once they are dry, you will want to add the blue section to 2 of the red and 1 of the white pieces of wood (The blue area measures 8 inches in from the left edge.)
Once your red white and blue boards are completely dry, turn them over and secure together with the scrap pieces of wood and a few small nails.
Paint your stars white, and hot glue them evenly spaced in the blue section of the flag, as seen above. You could also hand paint the stars if you are not able to find the wooden ones.
Add a rope or hooks to the back for hanging, and display proudly on your front door, your garden gate or anywhere you want to show your American Pride!
I am so happy that my Aunty Vicki shared this project with me! It really is a great afternoon craft for anyone! I think even the kids would have a blast making this. With a little spray paint supervision of course! I hope we have inspired you to get out there and recycle those fence posts! Create something wonderful today!
I love you Aunty!!
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