If you are on Pinterest, you've probably seen lots of projects lately that involve wood pallets.
I sure have seen a lot! And what a great idea to repurpose pallets. They are cheap (or free) and easy to come by! With the 4th of July quickly approaching, I wanted to try the American flag art idea I have been seeing. I put my own touch to it and I really like how it turned out!
I began by using Krylon spray paints in red, white, and blue (of course!) I did not measure anything or draw lines or doing any prep work at all. (I'm sort of a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kinda gal!)
I first painted the red stripes on the flag. I gave it two coats of paint and loved how the rough, rustic look of the wood still shown through the paint. After the red stripes, I added the blue section for the stars. You can see the blue extends just beyond the second row of nails. That was my way of measuring.
I then gave it two coats of white paint for the white stripes.
I used Plaid brand stencils that I got at Walmart to paint on little white stars all over the blue.
I added them randomly just here and there with some half on/half off the boards.
I put scrap paper underneath to protect what I wasn't intending to paint.
Recently someone dropped off a big box of these plastic letters to me in my classroom. They have little pokey tacks on the back like thumb tacks! I knew they'd be perfect for what I had in mind.
I stuck the letters into styrofoam and spray painted them blue.
I then added the blue letters just by gently pushing the tacks into the pallet boards.
I am very pleased with how it turned out. What a great Independence Day decoration for my porch! My father was surprised and impressed with the transformation his old pallet took on! I have already asked my dad to send over the next pallet. I'm ready to try something new!