Thursday, July 3, 2014

Summer Flag Made with Paint Sticks

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I have a large basement (an office, a wardrobe, and two closets) holding the things I need to keep me amused. I don't like being bored, so I hoard  collect wood pallets, empty wine bottles, jars, spray paint, furniture, picture frames, canvases... I figure I will need them eventually. 

Take the plastic bag full of paint sticks ~ I needed them just yesterday. 

How else would I have made a summery flag to hang on the front porch? There's a method to the madness! 

If you also have a collection of paint sticks, follow along ~ this would be a fun thing to do with the kids. 

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  • Line the sticks up and glued two paint sticks on the back to hold the "flag" steady. I had to cut the two down, using a utility knife.
  • Use the hot glue to attach a length of twine as a hanger. (see the picture)

  • Paint the paint sticks grey, green and white, or whatever colors you like. Obviously, red, white and blue would be perfect too. Let the flag dry.

  • Draw on the starfish shapes. Alternatively, use real starfish, stickers, etc... 

  • Stencil or freehand any phrase you like. 

  • When the paint dries, sand it down to give it a weathered look. 

  • Spray with clear poly spray paint, to keep it from the real weather.

Here it is hanging on one end of my front porch. Love it. 

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Even my husband Big Al sees the genius behind my collections. (Either that or he's on the phone calling the A&E producers of "Hoarders".)

What are YOU collecting? 

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5 comments:

Libby Howell said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

T'onna Peters said...

Cute flag, and what a great way to use paint sticks! Cute colors!

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Amy@BuffaloRoam said...

What a good idea! Very cute. :)

Julia Klimek said...

Libby - thanks for stopping by!

T'onna, thank you!

Amy, glad to see you!

Julia

Mary Beth said...

This is such a great idea. I love how it turned out. Thanks so much for sharing at Project Inspire{d} - Pinning!