Sunday, May 10, 2009

Old Glory

I really don't know where this idea came from, but I am glad it came! I really like this flag! It was easy to make, no sewing required, and best of all, I only have a $1.20 invested!

Wooden plaque (Walmart $1)
Wooden star (Micahel's $0.20)
Scrap of red checkered material
Scrap of blue checkered material
Scrap of muslin
Wood stain
Mod Podge
Hot glue or E-600
White paint

1. Stain your plaque, I used Minwax dark walnut. After it's dry, scuff it up. I beat the corners on the cement, drug the face of the plaque on the cement, and I used a hammer to beat in some places. I made sure to sand any rough parts.

2. Take your red checkered material and tear it to size on all four sides. Use a layer of Mod Podge on the wood to glue it in place.

3. Tear a small square from the blue checked material and use Mod Podge to glue it in place. Tear 2 short strips and two long strips from the muslin. Use mod podge to glue in place.

4. Paint star with 2 coats of paint. When dry, take it outside and rough it up the same as you did the plaque. Use hot glue or E-600 to hold it in place.

5. If you want to to hang on the wall, attach a small hanger to the back.


Doreen said...

Hey nice work there Amber and great tutorial too : ) Thanks for sharing.


Crafty Sue said...

Lovely ... I like the way you made it look so prim.
Nice work Amber!
Happy Mother's Day!

craftymug said...

Nice job! You are so creative. I love the prim look.

Anonymous said...

Love this.. thank you for sharing and your blog is awesome too one that I want to keep coming back too

Janet, said...

I like that, and it's easy! I love patriotic crafts. Thanks.

Ginger said...

Amber i love this idea very clever and wonderful tutorial.Linking it fri.
hugs my friend.