Obsessed With the Fourth of July and Flags!

by Ruth
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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!
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
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
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
Of course I used my nifty scotch 3m painters tape.
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
I spray painted them white. So instead of taping off all the stars I just painted my blue area solid.
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!
Suggested materials:
  • Pallets   (Side of the road)
  • Left over paint   (Hardware store)
  • Wooden stars   (Yard sale)
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  • Ruth Ruth on Jul 19, 2020

    I too stand for flag and kneel for the cross and thank you for your support for our country!

  • Em Em on Jul 19, 2021

    I love that you made it a REAL flag with the correct number of stars and stripes.

    It bugs me when someone makes one with 10 stars or 6 stripes. Thank you for honoring our flag. Nice work.

    • Ruth Ruth on Jul 20, 2021

      I agree, I will not comply with not respecting my country and flag. Thank you for your input!