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!

Unknown 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 and Matt said...

I wonder where you got this idea???

Kimmy said...

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

Rachel@AllFreeHolidayCrafts 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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