6.29.2010

Garden Fourth of July Flag

Remember the project I told you about that
was sitting in pieces on my dinner table?

I finished it!!

Since the Fourth of July is right around the corner I thought it would be fun to do a tutorial on a Rustic Fourth of July flag that I made for my garden.


First: I went to Home Depot and loaded up my car with 4 lengths of Cedar fencing. I cut them to be 3 feet long, so I ended up with 5 lengths and then I cut two more pieces just long enough to stretch across the backside so I could nail them together.


Second: I painted all of the boards white.


Third: I used the Cricut and cut out a few primitive stars with some extra vinyl and secured them to where I wanted them on my flag. Then I painted over them with blue. You can see in the picture that I cut them in half so I could pull the boards apart.


Fourth: I painted on my stripes. I wanted this to look really rustic so I sponged my red paint on however I felt like it. I tried to get them a little bit straight but I didn't want straight lines.


Fifth: After it was all dry, I pulled the vinyl stars off and flipped it over. I nailed the shorter boards to the back so the whole thing was one big flag.


Sixth: I took it out to my front yard garden, set it up and am now enjoying it. You can see that the stars are a tiny bit off and the ends aren't lined up just right - I wanted it that way! I want it to look a little weathered and now I can't wait for my flowers to bloom a little bit more around it. Here in Utah we have two Red, White and Blue holidays so I get to have my flag up all month long!



Enjoy!

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10 comments:

berg4 said...

Great instructions - very patriotic.

Jen said...

Visiting from Tip Junkie! This is such a neat idea! Perfect for the 4th of July! Thanks for sharing!

BLJ Graves Studio said...

Love your flag. Great job!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Looks great! Thanks for joining us for another great Anything Related! ~Bridgette

Jami said...

Love your Garden Flag..I want to make one so badly!!
Smiles!

Sassy Sites! said...

I love this idea! I featured you on my blog today over at Sassy Sites! Check it out! ;)

Ashley said...

I wonder where you got this idea???

Kimmy said...

Love love love! So nice... thanks for the photo by photo explanation... ~ kim

Rachel said...

I love the rustic look! I'm definitely going to have to try this for next Independence Day... or maybe even Labor Day!

Would you mind if I linked to this project from my site: www.AllFreeHolidayCrafts.com?

Let me know! Thanks!
Rachel@AllFreeHolidayCrafts

Katie said...

This is adorable & ultra patriotic!

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