The V Spot

Rants, observations and home decorating from a woman with no time for a blog.

DIY Patriotic Flag Artwork in about an hour.

I love this country.
I love quick art projects.
I love spray paint.

I dropped the ball as far as getting my patriotic decor up last month, so I am hustling to get some up in a day.

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This “Old Glory” flag sign was created in less than an hour using scrap wood and some spray paint.
Supplies:

  • an old board
  • red, white & blue spray paint
  • adhesive letters
  • sandpaper
  • white or off-white acrylic paint
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1. I actually started out with existing seasonal artwork. ┬áMy Mother’s Day Artwork and Hello Sunshine Artwork (which I will share tomorrow.)
2. I flipped the pieces over and I spray painted the larger board a turquoise color
3. I used my Cricut and Contact paper to cut out letters. (You can use store bought too)
4. I knew I wanted the sign to look super distressed, so I didn’t care that the letters hung off the edge a little bit.

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Here’s the part that is a bit wacky.
1. I spray painted red stripes…
2. Then I added the navy blue and the white stripes…
3. Then peel off the letters.

Let dry.

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1. Lightly sand the piece.
2. Water down some acrylic paint and brush over the top of your sign.
3. Wipe off excess with a paper towel.
Repeat until you get the look you want.

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Quick, easy… and pretty much free. ┬áCome by tomorrow to see the other piece that goes with this one.

Are you ready for the 4th?

4 Comments

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Candy said...

July 2, 2012 at 6:10 pm
What a NEAT piece. I love quickies too.

Thanks for sharing. 8-)
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MiMi said...

July 2, 2012 at 6:30 pm
Love!
Nope. Not ready. I suck.
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Bliss said...

July 3, 2012 at 12:21 am
Pinned.

~Bliss~
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reFresh reStyle said...

July 3, 2012 at 2:49 am
It looks awesome! And you made it look so easy!
Debbie

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