“I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it’s marked by the blood of those who died defending it.” ~John Thune
I love the nails, knots and heavy grains; and you can see it would be easy to make it into a flag.
The first thing I did was decide how large to make the blue area. I used a ruler and a white charcoal pencil. I had just three pieces of boards to work with, so I decided to split them in half for more stripes. Again, I used a ruler and my white charcoal pencil. to mark off the straight stripes. Then I used Frog Tape and a credit card to make sure I stayed within the lines for painting the red and white. As for colors to use, I used acrylic craft paint I already had in white, red and a dark blue.
I purposely chose not to cover everything perfectly. I also painted the edges all around with the matching colors of what’s on the front. I didn’t prime ahead of time and I did not seal the paint.
I had problems finding the right size star. They were either too large or two small. I know I could have painted my own star or stars, but then I remembered the one above. I bought it ages ago on sale for a few dollars. I’ve kept it at the kitchen window at the cottage. The white in the star was more cream than white, so I used my white craft paint to go over the stripes and the stars. I did apply a sealer over the metal star, and then I glued it to the wood using Gorilla glue.
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Think of Fourth of July, Memorial Day and Flag Day! It’s also perfect to hang in any room setting or hang on your house or shed year round.