As I announced in my POV feature post, our theme for this month is Patriotic. I thought it might be fun to have a different project every week to show you and hopefully get you motivated to join in on the Point of View linky party!
The first project I did is this fun pallet wood flag.
It is so easy and the best part is that it is SO inexpensive!
Let's get started. To make this, you will need:
*A pallet. (I got mine at a local hardware store for FREE! Just call ahead to any store and see if they have some available.)
*red, white and blue paint
*dark brown stain
First, I removed the boards that I wanted to use from my pallet. Then I hammered the boards into a rectangle shape. Easy Peasy.
Next, I simply painted the flag. Using some painters tape I made a rectangle for the blue and the stars, and I created stripes starting with the white, and then painted the red. After the paint is dry, I used some vinyl as a stencil for my stars and simply added them in. Don't look too closely though. I might have done a couple of extra stars. What? There's 52 states, right? Oops. I guess I didn't really count as I was painting.
After the painting is all finished, I used sandpaper to go over the paint to make it look worn. Then the stain came next. I just added it in the places that the natural wood was showing through and especially on the edges. I really think it makes it look nice and worn.
All you have left to do is set it out on your porch and admire it.
I really love the way it looks! Here's a question for you. My husband thinks I should make these and sell them. If I were to sell them, how much should I charge, and is this something you would even consider buying? (I would make sure there were only 50 stars in the ones that I sell :)