Just in time for the 4th of July, Lori from You’ve been Framed and I finally made the big pallet flags we have been talking about making forever!
First we split some pallets to get some good rustic wood. Who am I kidding, first John ripped the pallets apart for us so we could have the wood! I wasn’t quite sure of the length so until we started painting I left them full sized.
Next we measured out how wide we wanted our blue section to be and sectioned it off on the top 3 boards. We did ours 13 inches wide.
Then we painted the wood. Red stripe on the top, alternating with white down the boards, and blue in the corner.
Then we cut the boards to the right size, we cut ours to 38 inches. Using her Silhouette, Lori made stars for our blue section. We were so excited to finish them up that we forgot to take pictures of that part! But what we did was pull the center part of the stars out, so we were left with a stencil of 9 stars. We placed that on the blue section and then painted white into the inside of the star stencil.
Next we sanded each of the boards really good to give them the really nice distressed look.
I loved how the boards all sanded a little differently.
Then we sprayed them with a clear polyurethane. I hung mine on my porch. This is the first of many porch projects that I plan on doing this summer. I really want to spruce my porch up!
Lori already has a darling porch and she propped hers up with some of her other cute stuff.
They are super fun for the summer!