Tuesday, June 26, 2018

DIY Distressed Flag Sign

I cannot believe it is almost the fourth of July. We have had so much rain, it hasn't really felt like summer yet. But, June is almost over, and it is time to decorate for Independence Day.
use a scrap piece of plywood to make a sign

Using a rectangular scrap of plywood painted dark brown to make a distressed flag sign is a great place to start on your summer decorations.

DIY Distressed Flag Sign

use wood blocks to paint a distressed sign
I used a couple of wood blocks (approx 1 1/2" x 2 1/2") to paint the flag. 
DIY Distressed Flag Sign
I painted the red stripes first, dipping the block into red craft paint and dragging it on the plywood to make a stripe. 

When the red was completely dry, I painted the white stripes.
DIY Distressed Flag Sign
I used another block to paint the blue square. I chose a baby blue color instead of the typical darker flag blue because I was worried it wouldn't show up well against the dark brown background. I then painted one simple star on the blue field on the flag.
DIY Distressed Flag Sign
I did not sand the flag because red and white sanded make pink, but I did use Special Walnut colored Minwax stain over the flag when the paint was dry. A clear coat finished the flag. It adds a nice pop of color and will look great in any decor all summer long.
DIY Distressed Flag Sign
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DIY Distressed Flag Sign

11 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, Becky! This is such a great project. I done a lot of DIY things but I have never painted with a wood block before. It gives such a wonderful distressed look right off the bat. Thanks for sharing this with us. I saw your post over at "DIY By Design" blog party.

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    1. Thank you! It is a very quick project. Hmm, I never posted at DIY by Design, will have to check it out.

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  2. The flag sign looks fantastic. You did a great job!

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  3. I love this distressed flag and love how you used the blocks to create the stripes!!

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    1. Thanks Susan, it is a fun project and comes together quickly.

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  4. Thanks for sharing your project. It's beautiful.

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  5. I love how this turned out, Becky...looks great!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!

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