The 4th of July is only a couple weeks away and while I already have a ton of patriotic items around my home, I just can’t seem to stop creating more! Today I’m sharing my Wood Flag Wreath.
I found this awesome wood pallet like form at a local craft store called Beverly’s. It looked just like it was a mini pallet with a wire hanger attached to the back. When I saw it I immediately thought I could make an awesome flag decoration out of it.
The first thing I did was grab the wood stain and started staining the wood. I then let the stain completely dry.
It was time to start the painting process. I used some Frog Tape to make off where I wanted to paint certain colors.
I started with the “stars” area of the flag, using white craft paint to start. I also began to paint the white stripes too, especially because I knew the white would need more coats to cover the stained wood.
Once I had a couple coats of the white craft paint in the “stars” area and the paint had dried, I cut out some vinyl stars with my Silhouette. I placed 9 stars evenly over the area (Obviously I took some creative license). I painted over the stars with more of the white paint, this way if I had any paint bleeding it would be white.
After the white paint was dry I painted over the “star” area with a dark blue craft paint. I hit all the remaining “stripes” with some dark red paint. When all the paint was dry I removed all of the vinyl stars and painting tape. It looked so bright and pretty….but I really wanted it to have an old distressed look. So I used some sandpaper and steel wool and gave the whole thing a really good distressing.
When it was all done I hung it on my door and stood back to enjoy it. I absolutely love how it turned out!!!
To me it looks just like an old pallet turned into a beautiful flag wreath, just without all the messy work.
I am a huge fan of door wreaths and changing them out for the different seasons and holidays….I also love to take a different spin on what a door wreath actually is. Long gone are the days of only round wreaths made out of greenery!!! Don’t get me wrong, I love those too!
I may now have too many patriotic wreaths at my disposable!!! I’ll have to figure out where this one will end up!!!
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I recently rounded up all of my projects of 4th of July’s past!!! Come check out my 4th of July Round Up for lots of red, white, and blue-spiration!!!