- Plywood cut to size (mine is 48″wide x 24.5″high)
- Paint (red, white and blue)
- Star template
- Painters Tape
- Paint brushes
First, I started by taping off where I was going to paint the blue square.
We painted the rest of the wood white and let it dry.
While the white paint was drying I used a white pencil to draw on the stars. I used a small star cheese cutter as my template.
Next, I used a yard stick to draw the lines for the 13 stripes. I just divided the height measurement of my flag by 13 and tried to make them all as close to the same size as possible.
Then we put tape over the stripes we wanted left white and painted the rest red.
I outlined all the stars with a sharpie so they would be easier to see and filled them in with white paint and a small paint brush.
I added these picture hangers to each side of the back of the flag and tied sisal rope to each one to hang it from.
I also sanded it down in a few places with a sanding block to give it a more distressed look. I would like it to look a little more distressed but I think I will have to get an electric sander for that. Putting that on my Christmas list for sure! I’ll probably keep it above the mantel for the rest of July and then maybe use it as decoration outside. We are in the process of redoing our deck so we’ll need some summer decor out there soon! Don’t count my stars…there’s not 50. I ran out of room and thought no one would notice, but sure enough someone came to the house and told me I’m missing a few. =) So this is your official notice. Make your stars smaller if you can so you can get the full 50.
Here’s a look at a little corner of the living room and a sneak peak at my ottomans latest makeover. More on that soon.