Easy Wood Block American Flag

I have always want­ed to dec­o­rate for patri­ot­ic hol­i­days and this year I am get­ting a head start on mak­ing some cute lit­tle addi­tions for my decor. The prim­i­tive look wears well with red, white and blue and what bet­ter way to get that rus­tic look than with wood blocks.

These are the sizes we start­ed with. 

  • (2) 10″ 2x4s
  • (2) 6″ 2x4s
  • (2) 4″ 2x4s

I paint­ed one 10″ piece and one 6″ piece in red and cov­ered the oth­er two with mod podge and old book pages. The 4″ pieces I paint­ed blue. 


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Since I was going for a prim­i­tive look I want­ed to tone down the col­ors a bit. I used a DIY Cof­fee Stain, TUTORIAL HERE to add a rus­tic, aged feel.

Just look at that beau­ti­ful aged paper! I am prac­ti­cal­ly drool­ing over here.

Wood beads for stars and burlap com­pletes this prim­i­tive amer­i­cana look!


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Nikki says:

Love the flag! Could you share the paint color/ brand for the red and blue- I love these col­ors in the fin­ished project and want to make sure I get as close. Thank you for all the inspiration!!!

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