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Make a wooden flag in just a few minutes with our step by step DIY tutorial below. Yes you can have a cute pallet flag for your summer decor both indoors and out! Follow along below to see how. This one was first posted over at Crafts Unleashed where I am a paid contributor but I thought I would post it here in case y’all missed it. This also kicks of Craft Lightning wood week where I will be posting 15 minute wood crafts all week. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to see the posts from the other bloggers joining our series today.
Supplies needed to make this wooden flag:
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- 15 x 9 Wood Pallet Sign
- Chalk Paint in red, white, and blue
- Foam Star Stickers
- Paint Brushes
- Sand Paper
- Stain (optional)
Instructions to make the pallet flag:
Start by going over the entire surface with a coat of white paint. I am going for a really rustic look with my wooden flag so I used a dry brush technique. Just get a little bit of paint on your brush and move it rapidly across the surface. This will give a light coat with wood showing through in a few places.
Then use a ruler and a pencil to mark off an area for your stars.
Add the star stickers to this area as shown below. We are going to use these for a mask when painting.
Then use your blue chalk paint for the entire area and around the stars. Be cautious around the stars and use a light coat of paint.
Then just remove the stickers and we have stars on our wooden flag!
Then use the red to paint every other board of the pallet flag. I used my dry brush technique again to get a rustic look.
Allow everything to dry completely. You can then use sandpaper if desired to remove even more of the paint and add to that rustic appearance. If you are happy with the look at any point, you can definitely stop and just display your wooden flag.
Want to add even more of a rustic look? Add a dark stain over the top of the painted wood. Paint on the stain, allow to sit a few seconds, then rub away excess. You can see in the image below what a difference this makes as the top has been stained while the bottom is just painted.
I went over my entire surface with the stain giving the entire pallet flag a rustic and worn appearance.
Then just allow your wooden flag to dry and add to your summer decor.
If you love all things rustic, this project is definitely for you! Just a note not to forget the sides of the project as well. Be sure to paint/stain those to make the flag look the same from all sides.
You can even add your wooden flag to your summer mantel! Love that large tea stained flag? Click here to purchase it. You can also click here to see how to make those patriotic mason jars. So, where will you add your wooden flag this summer?
Love this wooden flag and want more quick and easy wood ideas? Try the links below!
Start by making this fun summer sign from The Ruffled Daisy with wood and some scrap fabric pieces.
Love life on the porch? Try making this summer chalkboard with the instructions from Jen Gallacher.
Speaking of life on the porch, be sure to make an outdoor tic tac toe board like this one from Leap of Faith Crafting.
Learn how to cut wood scrap book paper from The Color Filled Cottage to make all sorts of cute crafts!
Make candlesticks from antique balusters like these from Clover Lane Blog. They are simply stunning!
You can even make your own pig cutting board like this one from Create and Babble. He is too cute!
If you loved this wooden flag, be sure to stick around as we have so much more in store for you all week!