Gary Hardman
Gary Hardman
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  • Springboro, OH

Folk Art Flag

4 Materials
$10
6 Hours
Easy

I have now looked at a baby bed head board for a year and wondered what to do with it. With the 4th of July fast approaching this revelation occurred.
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The raw materials were also in my garage. Are cars supposed to go in garage? Anyway, Materials used: -baby crib head board -upholstery straps for stripes -a square of cork board, -wood stars from craft store -red, white and blue spray paint. Time- 4 hours
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I started by painting frame white. I cut upholstery straps to weave i n between rails and painted them red and white. I painted stars white and cork board blue.
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I then wove painted straps through rails and attached with staple gun. I then arranged and glued stars onto cork board and glued to top left.
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This was a fun easy project and I can do another one with the matching head board for a friend.
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Here is a flag made from the side rail. It’s great that you can get 4 flags from one baby crib.

Suggested materials:

  • Chair strapping  (Amazon)
  • Red white and blue enamel paint  (Ace Hardware)
  • Baby Crib  (Garage sale)
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3 questions
  • M.kupiec
    on Jun 1, 2016

    Did you paint the upholstery strips before you nailed them to the frame?

    • Linda
      on Jul 11, 2016

      Hot glue will come loose if this sits in the direct sun. I've lost flowers out of wreaths on the front door because of the direct sun!

  • Cindy Landrum
    on Jun 2, 2016

    Where did you buy the upholstery strap?

    • Cindy Landrum
      on Jun 4, 2016

      No Lori, not the same thing. I actually want upholstery strap for a set of vintage chairs I'm refinishing. However, burlap would most likely work for this project.

  • Darla
    on May 27, 2017

    My straps just soak up the paint, what did you use?

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