Thursday, June 14, 2012

painted wooden flag

I love this time of year!!   I've always been patriotic.  But now as I'm older and realize what has been sacrificed for our freedom, I get emotional just thinking about it. So to pay tribute to our wonderful country, I made this wooden flag to celebrate Independence Day!

I started with a scrap piece of mdf.  It's about 12 x 17 inches.

I painted it white, waited for it to dry, then taped off some stripes. No measuring- just eyeballed it.  Imperfect is always the look I'm going for.

I used Martha Stewart craft paint.

I then painted it all red, excluding the top left corner.  When the red paint was dry, I taped off and painted a  blue rectangle.

After all of the paint was dry, I heavily sanded the entire thing.  

Then I brushed on some antiquing medium and wiped it off with a paper towel.  It dries really quickly, so it has to be wiped off fast.

I used a white chipboard star from my stash that I shabbied up a bit with the antiquing medium.

God Bless the USA!


  1. I love the distressed, not quite so perfect, feel to this! I'd love to have you come share at my Tutorial Tuesday at Our Thrifty Ideas

  2. SUPER CUTE! Crossing my fingers you'll share at my party! Saturdays at Seven!

    XO, Aimee

  3. Great job! I hope you will link up to my Patriotic Project Parade!

  4. Love this! And just in time for the 4th of July and summertime. There's something about it that just reminds me of a relaxing summer! Great job!

  5. Such a cute idea!

    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up
    Have a great rest of the weekend!


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