I started off with an unfinished wood sign piece that I picked up at a thrift store months ago.
I painted the entire sign board white first.
Once it was dry, I taped off sections to create stripes and painted them red.
Once the red paint was dry and the tape was removed,
I used a sticky vinyl stencil to paint the OLD GLORY letters and the red stars.
I created the vinyl stencil with my Silhouette machine,
but you can also paint your own design with a chalk tracing method that I used here.
Once all of the paint was dry, I lightly distressed the entire piece
and used a hand rubbed antiquing glaze to give the sign an aged look.
Lastly, I added a saw tooth hanger to the back and this sign was completed.
I also made a bead board flag to use as an example for a class I will be hosting next week.
The other projects I worked on for my booth are a few stars
made from paint stir sticks and another framed bead board flag.
Here are the paint stir stick stars
These stars were inspired by another star wreath project I did a couple years ago.
You can see that project and how the stars are made here.
Here is the framed bead board flag.
Last year I made a couple of these bead board flags with barn wood frames.
You can see them here.
This year, I used a frame I already had in my stash
and made a bead board flag to fit it.
Working on these projects and the hotter temps we've had the last few days
are definitely making it feel like summer!
I hope your summer is off to a great start.
Do you have any fun plans or traditions for the 4th?
'til next time,