Ruth
Ruth
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Obsessed With the Fourth of July and Flags!


I have been playing with pallets for a while now and knew I wanted to make a pallets flag once I got going with my flag mailbox. I striped one pallets to add boards on another pallets to fill in the blanks.
My Fourth of July flag!
My Fourth of July flag!
I lightly sanded the top to make the paint go on even. I wanted to rustic look so I didn't over kill on sanding.
Taping off areas to paint
Taping off areas to paint
I painted the whole thing white. Didn't care whether it was even or not , like I said I wanted rustic.
Pallet boards painted white
Pallet boards painted white
I taped off my blue area for stars and taped off white area of stripes. I hung a flag in my shop to inspire me and to follow strips and stars. I was able to use my left over oil based red and blue paint for this project too.
My nifty scotch 3m tape
My nifty scotch 3m tape
Of course I used my nifty scotch 3m painters tape.
Simplified project with wood stars
Simplified project with wood stars
Once I painted red stripes on and was going to do stars on painters tape again, but 50 stars was a lot to do. It just happened that I was at a yard sale and this women had wood star cutouts for 10 cents apiece. So I bought 52 of them.
Wooden stars from yard sales painted white
Wooden stars from yard sales painted white
I spray painted them white. So instead of taping off all the stars I just painted my blue area solid.
E6000
E6000
Once the blue was dry, I went back over with the orbit sander to distress it.
I rubbed spots with a antiquing medium to age a little more. Then I laid out my stars in blue area using a flag as my guide. I Used industrial strength adhesive E6000 and glued each one in place. I let it dry and then moved it out front of my home to join my American flag mailbox! I might be out of control this year with the fourth, but I am having fun. Hope you enjoy!
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Suggested materials:

  • Pallets  (Side of the road)
  • Left over paint  (Hardware store)
  • Wooden stars  (Yard sale)
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  • Pamella McGrath
    on Jul 3, 2016

    How funny I came across this. Just yesterday in town, I saw one in someone's yard and said I was going to make one.

  • ROSE
    on Nov 14, 2018

    I JUST GOT A PALLET AND I'M GING TO DO THE SAME THING., NICE JOB YOU DID.

    • Ruth
      on Nov 14, 2018

      Thank you, I tend to love the American flag.

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