Upcycled spindles make this DIY Patriotic Wood Flag a unique and fun summer décor idea that can be used inside or outside your home.
Summer is right around the corner and adding some patriotic décor around your home is a must. Today I’m going to show you how I used some upcycled spindles to make a Patriotic Wood Flag that you can use in multiple ways. Let’s get started!
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Supplies you’ll need to make your own Patriotic Wood Flag décor:
- 1 inch x 12 inch board cut to 3 feet long
- Stars Wood Cutouts
- Barn Red Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Bunker Hill Blue Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Fluff Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Satin Clear Coat
- Painter’s Tape
- Acrylic Paint Brush Set
- Makeup Sponges
- Bosch Palm Sander
- Starbond Medium Instant Adhesive
This project started with some upcycled spindles that were cut in half long ways. You can find old spindles at thrift stores, flea markets or garage sales.
PRO TIP: When you see architectural salvage that you like, grab it up for future projects.
Along with the spindles, I used a precut set of stars from Twin Knobs Woodworks. You can shop with Twin Knobs HERE.
For the base of the flag, I used a 1×12 board that was cut down to 3 feet long. Feel free to make this project fit your space by changing up the size of the board, as needed.
Now that we have all of the pieces gathered, it’s time to paint. I used the colors Barn Red, Bunker Hill Blue and Fluff from Dixie Belle Chalk Paint.
To begin the painting process, measure a space for the stars and tape it off accordingly. Next, paint the section where the spindles will go with the color Barn Red.
Once the red portion is dry, remove the tape and add a new piece that will guide you as you paint the other portion of the board with the color Bunker Hill Blue.
While that dries, you can move onto painting the rest of your project pieces.
Using a makeup sponge, paint the wood stars with the color Fluff.
Then, use the same color and a small brush to paint the spindles.
Once the blue paint is dry, remove the tape.
This should leave you with a board that looks like this.
Then, use a palm sander to distress the surface of the board.
Now it’s time to glue everything in place.
I used a Medium Strength Multi-Purpose adhesive, but you can use whatever glue you like best.
Once all of the pieces have been glued in place, add a layer of Clear Coat to preserve the finish. Let the clear coat dry completely before displaying.
And here it is! Perfect for your summer front porch.
Or – as indoor patriotic décor!
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