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When it comes to decorating for holidays, I try and keep my festive decor simple and have it blend in with my current decor. Holiday or not, I want my home to feel like me, and reflect our style. As we gear up for The Fourth of July I decided to give my entry a new look. With the help of ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape, I made a DIY Rustic American Flag sign that works for the holidays and year round as well!
DIY Rustic American Flag Sign
What I love about this sign, is that it can work for year round too! So if you decide you want to keep it up (or you are like me and are really slow at taking holiday decor down), this is a great solution.
Since it is summer and all, I added a touch of a coastal flare with driftwood garland and lanterns.
Are you ready to make one of your own? The process is really simple, just takes a little time.
How to Make A Rustic American Flag Wall Art
AMERICAN FLAG WALL ART SUPPLIES
ScotchBlue PLATINUM Painter’s Tape
Small Paint Brush
White Chalky Paint
Box Cutting Knife
24″x36″ Piece of Sheet Metal
For Wood Background:
(4) 48”X8”X1” Boards
(2) 24”X2”X1” Boards
(8) 1” Wood Screws
(4) 3/4” Galvanized Nails
Steps to Create The Flag Art
Step 1: Start with a piece of 24″X 36” sheet metal found at your local hardware store. Tape off the entire piece of metal using your ScotchBlue PLATINUM Painter’s Tape which works great on metal. Taping off the entire piece will help ensure your stripes are straight and the same width.
Step 2: Using a straight ruler, mark off a 12″ X 10” area for your stars. Using the straight ruler as a guide carefully cut the tape with a box cutting knife and carefully peel the tape off.
Step 3: Next, peel off every other strip of tape to create your stripes.
Step 4: Using a 1” star hole punch, carefully punch the tape. This can be a little tricky. It can be helpful to double the tape with the adhesive sides together. This makes it thicker for the hole punch and the adhesive side won’t stick to the punch. Rotate a row of 6 stars and a row of 5 stars.
Carefully peel the tape a part and now you have two stencils.
Step 5: Time to paint! When painting metal, using paint with a chalky finish is a great option. To get a rustic look, you will want to dry brush the paint on. This means you dip the paintbrush in paint and dab it off until you have barely any paint left. Gently brush over the showing metal.
Great news, chalky paint dries extremely fast so you can carefully peel off the tape in about 30 minutes! Peel the tape back on itself and remove at a 45-degree angle.
How to Create the Wood Backdrop
Step 6: Time to build the wood backdrop! This is an easy project that will make your sign pop. Take your four wood planks and place the skinny pieces of wood on top. Using a power drill, screw in the wood screws into each piece of wood on each side.
Step 7: Flip the piece over and give it a coat of gray wood stain. Let it dry.
Step 8: To finish off the piece, secure the sheet metal onto the wood using galvanized nails. One on each corner will do the trick.
DIY Rustic American Flag Art
You can either hang it on the wall or prop it up for a vignette! Be sure to check out the ScotchBlue Inspiration Hub for more great ideas!
Here are a few more patriotic decor ideas you might like:
Totally gorgeous!! Like everything in your interior deco this flag looks simple and classy all at once.
Still today I’# drive to our local hardware stor and make my own one :)
Love love love this!!!! On my list to make. Where did you get your lanterns from??
Taryn Whiteaker says
Thank you! The lanterns are from HomeGoods :)
Should wood be sealed, or no in order to change color or resuse?
Taryn Whiteaker says
Hi! I always recommend sealing the wood to protect it. However if it will remain inside and you think you may want to change the color than I think it would be ok if you didn’t.
Shea | The Fogue Abode says
What a great 4th of July DIY! Thanks for sharing with Funtastic Friday.